Miss World Guyana Ruqayyah Boyer, spoke eloquently about her ‘queen with a cause’ platform that addresses domestic violence and bulling, during a recent Guyana Tri-State Alliance reception at the Permanent Mission of Guyana to the UN, in New York City.
The welcome reception sought support for the 23-year-old University of Guyana student, and aspiring lawyer and global ambassador, who will be leaving for Jakarta, Indonesia to compete with more than 125 contestants at the 63rd Miss World Pageant, set to take place on Sept. 28.
Charge d’Affaires Troy Carrington called on the Guyanese community to fully support the contestant, who founded The Hope Phoenix Foundation, a charity to combat violence. Carrington called Boyer, a current journalist and TV personality, an ambassador for her country, and welcomed the queen to the mission.
Molly Berry, on behalf of Consul General Brentnold Evans lauded Ms. Boyer for speaking out against domestic violence, and told her that many women are looking up to her. “You will be on the world stage and you will do us proud,” said Berry. She encouraged the beauty contestant to be strong as she represents her country.
Kishore Seu Naraine, who served as emcee and offered financial support for the contestant was impressed with the young woman who he noted at such a young age, created a charity that has global reach, and significance. “That spoke volumes,” he added..
President of the Guyana Tri-State Alliance, Patricia Jordan-Langford, who worked diligently, to boost Ms Boyer’s morale and ensure that she is equipped to compete in the competition, thanked the community for its support.
The executive pageant committee headed by franchisee, Natasha Martindale, and supported by fashion designers, Michelle Cole and Roger Gary, along with Platform Development and Fundraising Director, Diane Madray, are working against the clock to improve the contestant’s competition profile, which would enhance her standing in the contest.
Ruqayyah, who was born into Muslim in Suriname and grew up in the mining town of Linden, is a vocalist, will showcase her dancing skill with a masquerade presentation. Sports and Fitness, Top Model, Beauty with a Purpose, Beach Fashion, and the World Fashion Designer Award, are competitions geared to multiply her scores.
The svelte 5’ 9”- model, a graduate of St. Stanislaus, one of Guyana’s top high school, is confident about being the first Guyanese contestant to bring home the title. “I have a huge passion for life and believe that women are the life source and souls of society,” said Ruqayyah, whose gorgeous smile will certainly captivate the judges.
Financial support is being accepted for Ruqayyah by logging on to https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/daVJ4. Credit Cards are accepted.
And go to www.missworld.com/Contestants/Guyana/ Individuals are allowed to vote 10 times daily until the pageant date.
Good luck! Ruqayyah!!
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