Miss World 2004 - Contestants

TANZANIA - Faraja Kotta
Faraja come from one of Tanzania’s most prominent municipal’s in the country, Kinondoni. She was one of the top 5 best students in the National "A" level exam results, and is currently a first year student of the University of Dar Es Salaam in the Faculty of Law. Faraja emerged as the winner of the biggest Essay Competition in Tanzania, giving advise on ‘How to Develop Life of the Children and Youth of her country’. This was organised by the Government and UNICEF. From this she was selected to represent her country and travelled to New York (USA) to the Preparatory Committee of the UN special Session on Children between January and June 2001. Whilst there, Faraka was chosen to represent the First African Child to present the Children resolution on behalf of PREPCOM. Her hobbies are: Music, Politics, Reading, Swimming and Serving the society by fighting for youth’s rights
THAILAND - Nikallaya Abdul
Nikallaya grew up in a small city named Amphur Muang, which has just received the UNESCO Award for a "City of Peace". After completing high school she attended Suansunantha University in Bangkok and gained a BA (Hons) in Accounting. In her final year she was very fortunate to be cast in the movie "Lob phee, phee mai lob" a comedy film about ghosts, it was a fun experience. Now she is back in her first year of her Masters of Education at Thornburi College, it is her ambition to eventually manage or own her own school or college. Nikallava feels very lucky in having been given a government grant to study and would like to be able to help others as she has been helped. In high school she was a drum major and lead the school band at special events, she can also juggle five sticks. In her leisure time she enjoys: drawing portraits, reading, singing, boxing and basketball. Her personal motto is "If you don’t set goals you’ll never achieve anything".
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO - Kenisha Nalisha Finita Thom
Kenisha grew up on the island of Tobago, one of the two islands that make up Trinidad & Tobago. Tobago has exotic beaches, one of which is actually called "Warm Pool" because it is famous for it’s all year round warm water. Kenisha is currently studying for her Level II Association of Chartered Certified Accounts (QCCA), her ambition is to be a Professional Accountant. In addition to her education Kenisha has always worked with the Water and Sewerage Authority, first as a Customer Relations Officer and recently was promoted to Purchase Requisitions Clerk. Being the only girl of four siblings she was always competing with her brothers and became involved in sports at an early age, was in the track & field team, 4 x 100 metre relay, long jump, shot put, won 2 championship trophies in lawn tennis, certificate for outstanding performance in netball, Has performed traditional African as well as French and Spanish dances and participated in the T & T Drama Festival. Her motto is " Work hard, treat others as you want to be treated and look forward always, and good things will come your way".
TURKEY - Nur Gumusdograyan
Nur was born in Sariyer, Istanbul, her family moved to Ankara when she was five. She graduated from Gankaya College in Ankara and is now preparing for University. Her ambition is to be a Stylist. Nur has been modelling in her free time for the last four years. She enjoys: Yoga, Belly dancing, swimming, running, reading and watching movies
TURKS & CAICOS - Beryl Christian Kateri Handfield
Beryl was born on the beautiful sunshine islands of Turks & Caicos, she graduated from the Raymond Gardiner High School having displayed excellent leadership qualities, which earned her several key positions within the institution, e.g. Leader of the School debating team, House Captain for the annual track and field championships, Head Prefect and best speaker. She was also a member of the Islands Cultural Group and Steele Orchestra, where she performed as a musician, dancer and singer, and with the group has performed in many countries around the world. Beryl is now a second year student in Hospitality, Tourism and Travel. Her ambition is to become the Minister of Education, Youth, Sports & Culture, and ultimately the owner of her own 5 star hotel. Her hobbies are: Reading, nature, modern and folk dance. She also enjoys softball. Beryl’s motto is: "Determination, Dedication and Discipline bring Success".

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