Miss World Kenya
Charity Mwangi is Miss World Kenya 2015

The 23-year-old Public Health student at Kenyatta University was crowned the winner during a hotly-contested gala edition of thecharity beauty pageant held on Friday at the Weston Hotel in Nairobi.

She managed to beat nine other beauties who were all finalists in the 2014 edition. She succeeds former title holder Idah Nguma. For her triumph, Mwangi, who was the Miss Kiambu county winner last year, went home with a brand new car donated by franchise holders, Ashleys.

The new beauty queen will represent the country at the 65th edition of the Miss World finals in Sanya City, China, slated for December 19.

Kajiado County’s Margaret Muchemi was first runners up, while Murang’a County’s Olive Waithera clinched the second runners up award, rounding up the top three.

In a sensational affair held at the Weston hotel in Nairobi, the competition saw awe-inspiring performances by jazz maestro Hellon Joseph and legendary Jamaican reggae family, Morgan Heritage, whose Kenyan visit is still on.

Ten models representing respective finalist counties in the competition took their second stab at the national accolade by taking to the stage with utmost aplomb, all hopeful of victory. The county beauty queens looked stunning, their height elevated by jaw-dropping heels and the cultural wear of their respective counties seriously on point.

They later changed into contemporary African wear before softly killing the judges and audiences with their evening gowns. It was in these body-hugging attires that they presented their scorecards as they rallied to impress the adjudicators who were to confirm them Kenya’s ultimate beauty queen who will represent the country in the global beauty gala, which will be held later in 2015 in China.

The finalists presented a report of their performance and activities during the year of their reign as County beauty queens, an act that marks a paradigm shift from past pageants where contestants pitched what they intended to do and/or achieve if chosen. This, according to Terry Mungai – the Miss World Kenya franchise holder, would give an opportunity to adequately bake the winner for efficient and adept representation of the country on a global platform.

“This year we made changes to the order of crowning its beauty queens as many other competing nations of the world where the queen is chosen a year in advance to give ample time and opportunity for further training and exposure before they compete at the international stage,” Mungai said.

Charity Mwangi, a Kenyatta University student in Agriculture Resource, said she had in her period of representation embarked on a personal project christened “Mtoto Aishi Initiative” which aims to educate mothers, househelps and caregivers so as to prevent infant death in domestic accidents. Recounting the incident which made her champion the campaign, she said: “We lost a child close to my family due to choking on a bean.”

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Idah Nguma is Miss World Kenya 2014

Idah Nguma, a 22–year-old marketing student at Kenyatta University, is the new Miss World Kenya after felling 24idahn finalists at a colorful gala held at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi. The beauty queen will be Kenya's representative to the 64th edition of the Miss World pageant to be held on Sunday December 14 at ExCeL London in England. "I am so happy, I can't express my joy," said a tear-soaked Ms Nguma on receiving the crown from the incumbent Wangui Gitonga before a packed venue. The final-year student is also the reigning Miss Machakos County.

Photogenic award Hot on her heels was Miss Kirinyaga County, 21-year-old Wangeci Wachira – a second-year diploma in Business Management student who went with the first-runner-up goodies. Ms Wachira's agemate Miss Bungoma County, Lucy Muindi Amtalla, took the third position. The newly-crowned Miss World Kenya walked away with Sh1 million from East Africa Breweries Ltd and a brand new Vitz. She is to use the car for her project in raising awareness on breast and cervical cancer among other philanthropic causes. "It wasn't an easy decision because all contestants were talented in their own way but we had to give a mix of what Kenyans consider as beauty and what the world expects as beautiful," said franchise holder and a member of the 2014 jury Terry Mungai.

Other winners of the Saturday night event included Miss Kajiado County Muhemi Margaret Wanjiru who won the Miss Photogenic award. "The girl just appears and the pictures click away automatically," joked the MC of the day and television comedian who kept the audience alive. Miss Nairobi county Sharon Kaari won the people’s choice award while Miss Kilifi County Nasrina Faris bagged the Miss Talent award in the presence of Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi who was in attendance together with his daughter.

Sophia Mwagogo from Taita Taveta County impressed in her cultural wear, bagging Sh10,000 from Universal Real Concepts CEO Onesmus Mutwiri. Philip Oketch who heads the Oxygen Media was in hand to present a Sh10,000 cheque to Miss Narok County Nabaya Ntete for winning the Miss Congeniality award. Twenty-year-old University of Nairobi student Anab Halake impressed the panel of judges including Sahmin Nabil, Luigi Spinola, Sally Karago and Stevie Price, with her readiness to learn and learn fast as they bequeathed her with the Most Transformed award. The contestants, apart from cat walking, had to answer questions to show they were not only beau
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Shamim Nabil is Miss World Kenya 2012

A new Miss World Kenya was crowned on Saturday in front of a capacity crowd at Film Studios in Nairobi, Kenya.shamimn

The 20-year-old Mombasa-born student, Shamim Nabil, beat out the rest of the top ten finalists and took home the title of Miss World Kenya 2012, which will see her spearhead the founding aspect of the Miss World franchise – beauty with a purpose – and also see her compete in the forthcoming 62nd Miss World Final 2012 held in the cultural city, Ordos, China.

Aside from the coveted title of Miss World Kenya, Shamim Nabil also took home a cash prize of Sh 1 million among other rewards.

Terry Mungai, franchise director of Miss World Kenya and Ashley’s CEO, hopes to continue to grow the brand in Kenya and also transform the negative stereotypes of beauty pageants.

“This is the first time that we have the reigning Miss World and her continental counterparts, Europe and Caribbean, join us in Kenya.  This is a cornerstone in Miss World Kenya’s history, and shows our dedication to continue to grow the franchise.”

Shamim Nabil during her reign as Miss World Kenya 2012 hopes to fight drug abuse and trafficking in the country through partnerships with government bodies and international organizations.

The 62nd Miss World Final 2012 will host 130 representatives from all over the world, competing for the crown on August 18th.

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Wangui Gitonga is Miss World Kenya 2013

There was pomp and color at the Miss World Kenya 2013 finals held on 12th July 2013 at Safari park hotel. The event

wangui2013 was an invite only which saw 10 beauties try their best to win the coveted price. Coincidentally, the ten beauties are students from local universities which saw their respective campus students come to support their own. This year’s miss world Kenya did not have the bikini wear category, as there was objection from persons of the Muslim faith. The two categories showcased were casual wear as the contestants’ dawned brown African outfits with different designs. The other category was the evening wear that saw the ladies show case their elegant flowing dresses.

Ubah Musa 18, won the congeniality award, which is an award that goes to the person who is most likeable and pleasant. All the contestants get to vote for this category.  The 2nd runners up position went to Sophia Umwanza plus a token of Kshs.50, 000, the 1st runners up position went to Leah Tesfamariam plus a token of Kshs. 100,000.  The lady of the day was 23-year-old Wangui Gitonga, a linguistic student at the German school. She was crowned Miss World Kenya 2013 and one year grooming services at all of the Ashleys salons country wide. She also went home with a whooping Ksh.1M. Mrs. Terry Mungai, the ashleys CEO, said that the winner was chosen for having a perfect dental formula, flawless skin and for being a good public speaker. She will represent Kenya in the Miss World 2013 contest this September in Indonesia.
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Susan Anyango is Miss World Kenya 2011

She is 6 feet tall, slight in weight, very soft spoken (a little coy even),ever smiling and is the proud owner of not onlysusan2011 the most coveted beauty crown (which she probably will keep for a year)in the country but a prestigious title as well. She happens to be only 19 and the Miss Kenya 2011 -2012. Susan Anyango is her name and one thing you should know immediately is that she is not your average 19 year old. Within a few minutes into the interview I learn that this beauty seated right in front of me has been through a lot in her 19 years of life.

First of all I had to stop her from apologizing too much. She was just a few minutes late for our one on one which she explained was from traffic jam (always a bummer). Her smile greets you from whatever corner you are at and smile she loves to do. She is warm and polite. Someone you can see as being friends with instantly. It’s no wonder she won the most coveted crown… this girl is lovable! I’m guessing life is always supposed to change and become overwhelming  for someone who holds such a prestigious crown in her hands but Susan is not really fazed by all that, she is comfortable with the little things that life brings her way. This you can see right from the start by how she is dressed. So simple in a check pilot shirt and skinny jeans and no  make-up on her face whatsoever. She looked effortlessly good.

Susan, the last born in a family of three has been forced by circumstances to grow up. For a 19 year old you would expect some jumpy, hyper girl but she is so humble and lady like. She smiles a lot (a beautiful smile that she uses to hide all the pain I guess) which is a good thing. It helps bring out her warmth even more.

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