At just minutes to midnight on Sunday, November 5, Cindyann Khan was crowned the new Miss Guyana Talented Teen, and Oshay Roberts the first ever Miss Princess Guyana before a large gathering at the Promenade Gardens.
Back on August 3, both pageants were launched by Director of Simpli Royal Pamela Dillon. They were originally to be held separately, but were later integrated. This was the first time that Pamela decided to have an open-air pageant, which she later said could have been excellent but would have to settle for a “good”.
The event which was scheduled to begin at 4 pm, did not get underway until 6.50 pm, finally shushing the noisy and impatient audience. However, the playing of the National Anthem was the last thing that was heard clearly through the sound system. Almost everything that was said afterward through the mics was inaudible making it impossible for persons at the back to hear anything at all. This infuriated most of the parents of the contestants…..