A line-up of seven Linden beauties are carded to contest the Miss Linden Town Week crown and while the delegates are being treated to mixed comments the organisers are promising that the pageant will be probably the best staged in recent times.
The delegates are Monette Mingo, Wrenea Nikiesha Iana Sydney, Shellon Milling, Ruqayyah Boyer, Rhonda Harry, Shenella Oneshia Thomas and Michon Guillaume. The pageant is set for Saturday May 1, at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground.
Meet some of the delegates for Miss Linden Town Week 2010
Name: Monette Mingo
D.O.B: May 28, 1986
Location: Central Amelia's Ward, Mackenzie, Linden
Education: Burnham Drive Nursery, Christianburg Primary School, Christianburg Wismar Secondary School and Linden Technical Institute
Modest, Obedient, Natural, Exquisite, Talented, Teasing and Exciting are the words Mingo uses to describe herself. She is the youngest of two brothers and two sisters.
A graduate of the Linden Technical Institute she holds a diploma in Computer Science and gained a pass in architectural drawing at the Corner Stone Construction. She aspires to be her own boss.
"I love listening to people and their views on various topics and am inspired by the old saying that a good listener is a good learner," she said. She has a serious dislike for abusive persons, racism and gossipers.
Name: Shellon Esther Tiffiney Milling
In the eyes of many she said she's seen as sweet, honest, energetic, loving, loyal, obedient and nice! This 17-year-old is born under the zodiac sign of Leo and stands at 161 centimeters tall.
A Blue Berry Hill, Wismar, Linden resident she attended the Wismar Hill Primary School and the New Silver City Secondary School. She's at present pursuing a diploma in Computer Science at the Linden Technical Institute with plans to further her studies at the University level.
"My aspiration is to become one of Guyana's most qualified teachers so that I can help build a foundation for future generations since I find it a great pleasure working along with children."
She has a passion for fashion and pageantry and enjoys hanging out with friends, meeting new people, surfing the internet, keeping my home tidy and most of all sharing happy moments with family. One of her dislikes is an untidy environment.
Name: Ruqayyah Boyer
Born in Suriname, Ruqayyah, meaning charming, righteous and advancement said she was destined to be a model as she was a long legged infant. Taurus by zodiac sign, this 19-year-old believes that her perseverance, stamina and stubbornness to excel make her the prosperous young lady she is.
However her professional aspiration is to become an environmental lawyer in keeping with her passion for mother earth and its protection. She also has an interest in being a novelist whilst still attaining a degree in psychology, communications and international relations.
Her education began as Mackenzie Primary School. She went on to complete third form at the ISA Academy before transferring to the Mackenzie High School in Linden where she currently resides.
She passed ten subjects at the CSEC Level I and continued at St. Stanislaus College for two years where she gained eight subjects at Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) and an Associates Degree in General studies.
She now aspires to pursue studies in law at UWI in the near future.
"I have had the pleasure in partaking in school shows and activities nationwide. I was able to perform, live, some of my personal pieces whether music or deaf poetry. I also attended Classique Dance Company where I developed strong technique in hip hop, contemporary, salsa, meringue, ballet, modern and African dances.
She also starred the local film 'Ole house pun ole house' part 2. Her other extra curricula activities include volunteering at the national library with the reading circle, doing community work through organizations such as Rotaract, Guyana Youth and Student Movement and Beacon of hope foundation among other charitable ventures.
She participated in the Miss Guyana Talented Teens pageant then went on to represent Guyana at Miss Teen Universal and is currently preparing for the Miss Carnival in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
"I see myself as a paradigm for my peers and would like to set a good example and also do what I can to make Guyana an oasis of excellence."
Ruqayyah Boyer sees herself as "the essence of a true Guyanese woman who walks with the rhythm of a Caribbean woman and mirrors a feminine grace, beauty, charisma and mental power.
"I am emblematic like my role model Oprah Winfrey and would bring euphoria to anyone who has a close encounter with me".