[www.inewsguyana.com] – Guyana’s Rafieya Husain has done Guyana proud by making it to the top ten of Miss World pageant 2014 held in London today. This is the first time in 40 years that Guyana has been able to enter the top ten.
Husain also copped the ‘Beauty With a Purpose Title’, which she shared with India, Kenya, Brazil, Indonesia.
Miss South Africa emerged as the winner, while Miss Hungary Edina Kulcsar was named runner-up and Miss United States Elizabeth Safrit came third in the contest.
Miss Thailand won the People’s Choice Award. Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago are the only two English speaking Caribbean nations that have made it into the Quarterfinal stage of Miss World pageant.
iNews had earlier reported that Husain will be using her crown to raise awareness of the early signs of inter-relational violence particularly within the youth population with expectations of reducing the continuation of domestic violence in Guyana.
She told iNews then that this issue is close to her heart since she too was a victim of verbal and emotional violence in a past relationship. Husain started work on a shelter in Land of Plenty, Region Two [Pomeroon/Supenaam] which is nearing completion and will be used to help victims of domestic violence.