Frequently Asked Questions

Have Questions? Then you’ve come to the right place, We at Miss World Guyana are more qualified than anyone in Guyana to provide you with insightful and honest answers regarding the Miss World Guyana national competition. Browse through our FAQs to find answers to commonly raised questions. If you’re serious about taking this amazing once-in-a-lifetime journey, then we encourage you to read through the relevant responses to get as much information as possible.

How old must I be to be eligible to enter?2022-10-24T02:04:06+00:00

An applicant must be at least 17 years old and must be under 26 years of age within the current year of service or their year of reign

Do I need a matric qualification or a degree?2022-10-24T02:14:12+00:00

No, you do not need an accredited or recognised qualification as there are no minimum qualifications required to enter.

Do I need any volunteer or charity work experience?2022-10-24T02:46:33+00:00

No, volunteerism or charity work is not required. However, we promote active citizenship and expect every applicant taking the journey to play their part to promote positive change to make an impact in the lives of those who are most vulnerable in communities at risk.

Annually, a BWAP project topic will be selected under any major issue that is current, relevant, and significantly impactful.  This is how we believe we can make the most impact and inspire change.

Do I have to have been born a female to enter?2022-11-02T16:48:47+00:00

Currently, in order to be eligible to compete at the Miss World competition you must be in possession of a valid Guyanese passport or birth certificate that confirms your sex as female. This is subject to change as the definition of female changes with the modern world.

How can I compete in Miss World Guyana national competition?2022-02-11T07:15:11+00:00

In order to compete in the Miss World Guyana national competition, you must complete and submit a full and comprehensive application. The Miss World Guyana national competition is a huge event that requires serious applicants only.

Who can become a Miss World Guyana Candidate2022-02-11T07:44:58+00:00

Any unmarried natural-born female between the ages of 17 to 26 that are legal citizens of Guyana through birth or naturalization, that have never given birth or birthed a child, and have never won any Miss World competition or represented Guyana in any previous Miss World competition. Please refer to our Official Terms and Conditions for the full list of requirements.

Can I enter if I was not born in Guyana?2022-10-24T03:59:44+00:00

Yes, However, you must be of Guyanese heritage through maternal and paternal lineage and be eligible for dual citizenship or you gained citizenship by naturalization and in possession of a valid Guyanese ID, birth certificate, or passport. 

Can I have visible tattoos or piercings?2022-10-24T04:17:36+00:00

There is no restriction in terms of tattoos or piercings. If prominently visible, the candidate may be responsible for applying makeup if/when requested

Are there height and/or weight restrictions?2022-10-24T04:47:37+00:00

While there are no height or weight specifications or requirements, it is expected that each applicant fulfills at least the average height of a Guyanese woman and be of good symmetry.

Can I enter if I am engaged or married?2022-10-25T02:41:42+00:00

Yes. You can be engaged and/or in a committed relationship, however, you must adhere to the rule of not getting married during the national competition or before your reign should you win the national competition.

No. You cannot be married. Due to international regulations, you cannot have ever been married (civil nor customary), nor had a marriage annulled. You must remain unmarried until after you have completed your reign.

Who are the Judges?2022-02-11T07:50:08+00:00

Judges will come from a diverse range of occupations and will serve as mentors during the decision panel discussions. Our Judges have been professional athletes, models, teachers, NGO Founders/Humanitarians, journalists, former titleholders {MWG), doctors, lawyers, entertainers, business professionals, entrepreneurs, fashion designers, hair and makeup professionals, fitness trainers, and even students.

The common bond they all share is that they are successful in their own right and profession. They have a grasp of the importance of good communications skills, self-discipline, and public image. Most of them are bonded by ethics laws within their own profession.

While we may contribute/donate a small fee to a charity of their choice; our Judges are NEVER paid for their services or time. We want to ensure Guyana is represented well on the international stage and can’t do it alone.

Our team, partners, sponsors are also judges of your character. They are also asked to submit their review from time to time – they are the best to get honest feedback due to consistently interacting with candidates. We lead by example and hold our judges to the
same standards and accountability we uphold ourselves.

Do I need any pageant training before entering?2022-10-24T05:10:12+00:00

While this is entirely up to you and your personal needs, mo training is required for an applicant to be eligible to enter. We do offer some professional training in various capacities to all finalists and the eventual winner.

Should I suspend my studies or resigned from my job to enter?2022-10-25T02:30:07+00:00

No. You may have to make special arrangements with your educational institution and/or employer should you be selected as a finalist, as you will need to be available to the Miss World Guyana Organisation for the finals. The Miss World Guyana Organisation can help facilitate the approval process with your employer or educational institution. Should you become Miss Guyana, you may be required to put your studies on hold and/or resign to become the official brand ambassador of the Miss World through its licensee

What’s in it for me if I don’t win the title?2022-10-25T04:18:52+00:00

We want you to focus on the journey and not only the destination. Our program promotes goal setting the will truly inspire and take you through a journey of self-discovery as you plan for your future. We encourage you to make this your launch pad to attain your dreams and achieve your goals.

Is Miss World For You?2022-10-11T06:50:10+00:00

Miss World dates back to 1951 and is the oldest running international beauty pageant. It is also the most prestigious and empowering female competition on an international scale for well-rounded women.  The core concept of the Miss World franchise is “Beauty with a Purpose” (BWAP), which out the Miss World brand in a league of its own. While physical beauty is still an important element of the competition, the main focus of our organization is on the most well-rounded and self-confident young women with big hearts and souls, who are passionate about their communities and willing to make a positive impact on society.

Every year Miss World organization awards a contestant with the most relevant and important charity platform in her nation, bringing global attention as well as funding to her BWAP project. Since 1972 Miss World Organization raised over 500 million dollars with the help of BWAP program for women issues charities inclusive of charities protecting disabled and unprivileged children.

I lack the confidence, should I compete?2022-10-25T04:35:03+00:00

Entirely up to you. Some have taken this journey only to build confidence and it has impacted their self-esteem in positive ways. Others came with the confidence of goliath and quickly gave way to self-doubt and second guesses.  So if you are easily rattled by hearsay and small talk, then you may not be ready to compete. Remember this, confidence that is easily shaken or marred was not built on a solid foundation of strong core values, to begin with. Know thyself!

How many competitions are in the finals?2022-02-04T05:19:52+00:00

The Miss World Guyana regional competitions are limited to the top 10 finalists, each representing a region, and will compete in the below-listed competitions.


Beauty with a Purpose
Head To Head (Dabate)
Top Model
Multimedia (Influencer, Beach Beauty & People’s Choice)
Fitness & Sports
Performance Evaluation

I have been scarred by a pageant before, what makes MWG any different?2022-10-25T04:49:12+00:00

Firstly, this is a national competition that selects Guyana’s representative for the Miss World competition. Secondly, if you believe a pageant scarred you, then you’d probably leave MWG with more scars. Perception and first impressions create scars that usually are permanent.

Do I need to be bilingual?2022-10-26T01:52:10+00:00

As Guyana is usually part of the Americas, being bilingual is an asset but it is not a requirement.

What Step should I take to become Miss World Guyana?2022-10-29T03:00:37+00:00
  1. Apply online via our website online
  2. If your application is approved you will be interviewed early January to qualify for an invitation to our casting. We want to get to know you, what you stand for, and why you applied to be a part of the our Miss World family.
  3. Score high at casting call to advance to semifinalist
  4. Advance to finals to show us what you’ve got
How many times can I apply?2022-10-11T05:52:38+00:00

You can apply annually by submitting one single application. Please make sure when you are submitting your application, please wait for about 30 seconds for it to upload and be successfully submitted. Please do not submit multiple applications in the same year.

What happens after I apply?2022-10-11T05:59:23+00:00

Once you have applied, we will process and review your application accordingly before sending you an extended application to complete. Once you complete the extended application, you will be invited to a casting call (virtual for out-of-country applicants and in person for local applicants)

Is there an application fee?2022-10-11T06:00:24+00:00

No, application submissions are free.

How do I become a semifinalist?2022-10-11T06:03:04+00:00

Receive as much as a 75% + score on the conclusion of the casting call

Can a candidate complete more than once?2022-10-24T01:52:11+00:00

Yes. Candidates may compete more than once, as long as they have never been a Miss Guyana titleholder.

How do I find sponsors?2022-10-11T06:17:58+00:00

A potential Miss Guyana must use her influence to garnish support from her family, relatives, co-workers and friends in finding sponsors. We recommend creating and using your elevator pitch to win an endorsement from a company/business where you can use your influence to promote the company socially throughout your journey.

Where is the finals held?2022-10-11T06:21:54+00:00

The finals are held in Guyana with a duration of 3-4 weeks. Overseas candidates must be in Guyana to attend the Appointment Ceremony and will be expected to remain until Coronation night.

Am I allowed to work fulltime during the finals2022-10-11T06:26:06+00:00

Not advisable, hence why we provide you with a paid time-off request for your employers. If you are unable to take time off from work during the finals, you are expected to at least be present for all activities and competitions.

Will I be fed during at the competitions and/or at rehearsals?2022-10-11T06:36:15+00:00

No. You are required to walk with a light snack, and munchies or make appropriate meal arrangements depending on your own cravings. We only provide a light snack to a full meal from time to time, at no cost to you, for any event or activity that runs over 2 1/2 hours. Notification is given in advance. We are not responsible for late starts that are beyond our control due to the tardiness of candidates.

Do I have to pay for transportation?2022-10-11T06:39:13+00:00

We are not responsible for getting candidates to and from activities/events. However, we do cover transportation if we have a planned event or an out-of-town event. Notification will be given in advance, inclusive of a meeting point.

Can I get my own makeup artist to do my make up?2022-10-11T06:43:00+00:00

No. Make-up is covered by the organization and administered by Bromeliad our official MakeUp Artist

What happens during the semifinalist phase of the competition?2022-10-11T06:47:55+00:00

The semifinalist phase of the competition is a series of virtual and social media challenges: Influencer, Multimedia, Socialite related competitions (all virtual submissions)


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