Miss Guyana 2014
HEIGHT: 5’ 9”
Niketa Barker is two years away from attaining her Degree in Medicine & Surgery (MBBS) from the University of Guyana. Not all about the books, Niketa is in fact a philanthropist, a children’s advocate and a part time model. This family oriented nature-lover, fashion and pageant enthusiast, lost her home to a fire at age 15. This loss has been a life-changing experience. Then two short years later, at the age of 17, she lost her dad; an extremely traumatic event. Niketa is a firm a believer that such tragedies only make one stronger. She has been motivated not only to pursue a prestigious career but also to live everyday as if it were her last. She hopes that when she leaves this world, she leaves nothing short of a legacy in her wake, a legacy that others would be proud to emulate.
FUN FACTS: Niketa is left-handed. She giggles a lot and has been told it can be quite infectious at times. She is very comfortable in the kitchen since she started preparing meals for her family at age 10. If a friend invites her over to help out, she usually becomes very territorial and kicks them out of their own kitchen.