Miss Universe is in Guyana for 2012 Miss Guyana pageant

Miss Universe is in Guyana                               

Thursday September 13, 2012 – Demerara Waves

Miss Universe Leila Lopes and President Donald Ramotar.

Miss Universe Leila Lopes paid a courtesy call on President Donald Ramotar in the company of a small entourage three days before she makes a special guest appearance at the 2012 Miss Guyana Universe pageant.

The 27-year-old native of Angola who made history as the first woman from that country to win the Miss Universe crown in Sao Paulo, Brazil had an enlightening conversation with the Head of State in the presence of Acting Minister of Tourism Irfaan Ali, Minister of Human Services and Social Security Jennifer Webster and Presidential Adviser on Community Development Odinga Lumumba.             

“Normally when we know we’re going to meet a President we tend to feel a little bit nervous but he made me feel very comfortable… he asked me about my country I asked him about his country… it was a very nice conversation,” she was quoted as saying in a release by the Government Information Agency (GINA).

She is counting on her presence at the upcoming Miss Guyana Universe pageant including meeting and interacting with the 11 delegates to motivate and inspire the contestants to understand what it takes to win the crown

“At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how beautiful you are you have to be smart,” Lopes said in an invited comment.

Lopes will be performing the duties of crowning Miss Guyana Universe who will be representing the country at the 61st Miss Universe Pageant to be held on December 11 at a venue announced by the Miss Universe Organisation.

The final segment of the pageant will be staged on September 15 at the Princess Hotel two days after the Question and Answer segment which is scheduled for September 13 at the National Communications Network (NCN).

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  • Cyril Balkaran  On 09/15/2012 at 10:00 am

    The Organisers of the Miss Universe pageant must be congratulated for bringing Miss Universe Leila Lopes of Angola to Guyana to motivate the beauty contestants of the Guyana wing of the upcoming Miss Universe contest. These eleven beauties vying for the Crown will benefit no doubt from the advice of the reigning Miss Universe. Guyana is considered the land of many beauties also. We remember model, Miss Shakira Baksh who was the first runner up in the Miss World Contest of 1969 held in London. We also remember Miss Pamela Lord of Essequibo who also became another runner up to the Miss world contest in the 1970’s. Shakira Baksh is married to the British actor Michael Caine and lives in London. Congratulations to the eleven Contestants in Guyana and may the most intelligent contestant make it to this year’s Miss Universe Contest. Girls you have come from a background of proud Guyanese winners at these International Beauty Fora so cheer up and put your best foot forward. Thanks to the reigning Miss Leila Lopes for engaging the beauties and making them aware on what it takes to win that Crown. How fortunate an event for Guyana!

    • informed  On 09/15/2012 at 2:29 pm

      I’m sorry to hear that this will be held at the Princess Hotel, Owner’s are drug related and have Eastern european woman working the casino and prostituting @ the same time

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