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RIANNA CHASE

Rianna is debuting in her first pageant and is very excited to be competing in the Miss Caribbean US pageant. She is Guyanese-American as her parents were born and raised in the country of Guyana. Rianna is 25 years old and a graduate of Pace University with
a dual bachelor's degree in Arts & Entertainment Management and Quantitative Business Analysis. She currently works full-time running her own cosmetics and skincare business, Heru Cosmetics, that she started in 2019. Rianna is also very talented as a musician, singer, and songwriter as her interest in music began when she
was just 3 years old when she first learned how to play the violin and piano. She has performed at numerous venues including Madison Square Garden, Strand Theater, B.B. King, and Count Basie Theater. Her other interests include fitness, technology, mathematics, beauty, fashion, and literature. Rianna also makes time in her busy schedule to give back to her community by volunteering at the Bowery Mission, the
Hamilton House, and the Coalition for the Homeless. Rianna loves her culture and learning about other cultures in the world and believes that is important to take great pride in who you are.

THE NATIONAL FLAG OF GUYANA

The current flag of Guyana was officially adopted on May 20, 1966. The flag consists of a horizontal rectangular design and two triangles. The officially recognized proportion of the flag is based on a length-width ratio of 3:5. The flag features a large green field and two large triangles. One red isosceles triangle is located on the hoist edge of the flag and is superimposed on a golden triangle whose edges are white. These two triangles are pointed towards the flag’s fly side. The border of the two triangles is a black band.

THE COAT OF ARMS

The Guyana Coat of Arms includes a crest of an Amerindian head-dress symbolizing the indigenous people of the country, this crest is also called the Cacique's Crown. The two diamonds at the sides of the crown represent the mining industry. The two jaguars are supporting the shield and holding a pick axe, sugar cane, and a stalk of rice. The pick axe, sugar cane, and stalk of rice represent Guyana's mining, sugar and rice industries, respectively. The shield is decorated with the Guyana's national flower, the Victorian Lily. The three blue wavy lines represent the three main rivers of Guyana. The shield also include the national bird, the Canje Pheasant. The national motto, "One people, One Nation, One Destiny", appears on the scroll below the shield.

NATIONAL FLOWER - THE VICTORIA AMAZONICA

The Victoria amazonica is the largest water lily in the world. In Guyana, it is known as The Victoria Regia Lily. It is our  National Flower which can be seen our Coat-of-Arms. The Victoria Amazonica has several other names including the Victoria Lily, Amazon Water Lily, or Giant Water Lily. It is easy to see why this particular plant species is called the Giant Water Lily since it is the largest known water lily in the world. The name of the Giant Water Lily was cause for controversy and in the end, it was renamed the Victoria Amazonia, which it is popularly known by in the 20th century.

NATIONAL BIRD - THE HOATZIN OR CANJE PHEASANT

“The Hoatzin or Canje Pheasant is our national bird. The adult Hoatzin is about 22 inches long from beak to tail. Its color is reddish-brown streaked with green. The under parts are pale brown. The feathers on its shoulder and sides are edged with creamy-white. There is a crest of very long feathers on its head which gives the bird an almost majestic look. The Hoatzin has a very short and very thick beak, and the skin around the crimson eye is of a pale blue color. This bird can be found throughout the year in areas along the banks of the Berbice River and its tributary, the Canje Creek, and to some extent, on the Abary, Mahaicony and Mahaica Rivers. It feeds on the leaves of aquatic vegetation. The nesting period for the Hoatzin, commonly known as the Canje Pheasant, is usually from April to September.