Lisa Narine: New Miss Universe Guyana

Lisa Narine was crowned as the new Miss Universe Guyana winner on September 3, 2023.

The pageant saw eight contestants representing the different regions in Guyana through a celebration of beauty, grace, and empowerment.

Lisa Narine captured the title in a sequined purple gown at the Guyana Marriott Hotel.

What is the history of Miss Universe Guyana?

Miss Universe Guyana debuted in 1956 as the British Guiana until 1966 under the Miss British Guiana pageant.

The very first Miss Universe British Guiana in that epoch was Rosalind Iva Joan Fung from Georgetown. The British Guiana beauty pageant existed from 1947 when Phyllis Woolford won the first Miss British Guiana pageant.

In 1999, the Guyana sash was used on the Miss Universe stage for the first time. In 2016, the pageant was renamed from Miss Guyana (from previous directorship) to Miss Universe Guyana under Moonlight Productions. In 2023, the Miss Universe Guyana license was granted to Mrs. Brown Walker, an American director.