Miss World Guyana 2019 Joylyn Anita Conway, 23, of Georgetown, Guyana will crown her successor at the National Cultural Centre in Georgetown on August 21, 2022. It is the sixth edition of the national beauty pageant that selects Guyana’s Miss World candidate under Natasha Martindale‘s directorship.
Currently, Guyana has nine Miss World placements including Shakira Caine‘s second runner-up finish in 1967, Pamela Patricia Lord and Nalini Moonsar‘s third runner-up finish in 1969 and 1971, respectively, and Adrienne Harris‘s fifth runner-up finish in 1968. The country’s representative to the international beauty pageant were the Miss Guyana winners from 1966 to 1971, in 1988, in 1989 and from 2001 to 2008 and the Miss Guyana World winners from 2009 to 2012.
Representing Guyana, Jennifer Diana Evan Wong, Rafieya Husain and Lisa Punch finished in the Top 10 in 1970, 2014 and 2015, respectively. The country’s Umblita Van Sluytman finished in the Top 15 at Miss World 1966.
When Martindale obtained Guyana’s Miss World franchise in 2013, she appointed Ruqayyah Boyer as the national titleholder. In 2014, Husain won the inaugural Miss World Guyana edition.
On May 25, 2018, Conway became second runner-up to Miss World Guyana 2018 Ambika Ramraj. Officially appointed as Miss World Guyana 2019, Conway was crowned by Ramraj at the Pegasus International Hotel in Georgetown on June 23, 2019.
Conway finished in the Top 40 at Miss World 2019 at ExCel London in London, England on December 14, 2019. Amid the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Miss World Guyana was not held in 2020 and 2021.
From 14 semifinalists, only 10 were selected to compete in the Miss World Guyana 2022 coronation night. After checking their photos and profiles, I selected the finalists who I believe will make it to the Top 5:
- Andrea King (Region 4 – Demerara- Mahaica)
- Arian Richmond (Region 7 – Cuyuni-Mazaruni)
- Naina Pai (Region 5 Mahaica-Berbice)
- Raeshaunna Jones (Region 8 – Potaro-Siparuni)
- Shannan Sooklall (Region 6 – East Berbice – Corentyne)
Among these five finalists, I believe these will be the three winners:
predicted 2nd runner-up
Shannan Sooklall (Region 6 – East Berbice – Corentyne)
predicted 1st runner-up
Andrea King (Region 4 – Demerara- Mahaica)
predicted Miss World Guyana 2022
Naina Pai (Region 5 Mahaica-Berbice)