[www.inewsguyana.com] – The ten (10) finalists to vie for the crown of Miss World Guyana (MWG) have been selected. Jovan Wilson (24), Kellly-Ann Latchman (18), Rebekah London (19), Gericia Francis (22), Ayana Whitehead (18), Tiffany Megnath (21), Rafieya Husain (21), Cherese James (23), Denicia Williams (19), and Atisha Gaskill (19) will compete for the title on Independence Day – May 26, 2014.
During the pageant the contestants will each represent one of the country’s 10 administrative regions. There will be competition in the three pageant areas: the Interview, a Special Skills Competition, and the Grand Coronation Show.
The interview is a 12-15 minutes conversation with judges and contestants will be required to prepare resumes/curriculum vitae on the opening job position of Miss World Guyana.
The Special Skills Competition will have five specialized segments namely fitness and sports, top model, talent, beach beauty, and humanitarian, which will allow contestants to earn bonus points toward their preliminary scores. The Grand Coronation Show will feature the final talent, swimsuit, and evening wear. Preliminary scores for the interview and special skills competition will be added to the final round.
In preparation for the pageant the contestants will receive training/coaching using the MWG online training resources portal in various areas inclusive of public speaking, etiquette, yoga, image preparation, runway walking, and the like.
Training has commenced in some areas. Participation in MWG 2014 will see contestants being awarded various prizes. The queen’s package is inclusive of a USD$5,000 – $10,000 scholarship for entry into college or for continuation of a degree program for which the candidate presently has a Grade Point Average of 3.5 or more; spending money and wardrobe for the Miss World
Contest; magazine spreads and photo shoots; smart phone and/or tablet for international usage; and other enhancement packages inclusive of image, travel, tourism, beauty and care, and business.
The package for the runners-up include vouchers for the purchase of text books; packages from sponsors; and possible representation to other international pageants. Additionally, prizes will be awarded for the special event skills winners: the participant awarded Miss Humanitarian will receive funding for her community service project; the Miss Talent winner will receive coaching in her area of talent; and the Miss Fitness winner will receive one year of free fitness classes inclusive of company endorsements.