Ruqayyah Boyer was crowned Miss Guyana Universe 2012 by Leila Lopes, the special guest at the Miss Universe Guyana 2012 finale held at the Princess Hotel on Saturday night, September 15th. Boyer will represent Guyana in the upcoming Miss Universe 2012 to be held in December in a venue that is still to be announced.
Ruqayyah Boyer (second from left) was crowned Miss Guyana Universe 2012
During a question and answer segment, Boyer said that Lopes was her role model.
First runner-up in the pageant was Nikita Barker, second runner-up was Canadian-Guyanese Sadhna Yunus, and third runner-up was Nikesha Alexander.
On December 14, 2012, Boyer fell to the ground during the preliminary evening gown competition at Miss Universe 2012, prompting international headlines.
Ruqayyah is a Dutch-Guyanese model and the current title holder of Miss Guyana Universe. She is a Muslim-Born woman and being the first Guyanese-Muslim to win this pageant.