Miss Kenya – the only African to have made the top 5 finalists at the 2016 Miss World Pageant…
Kenya has done it! This year’s Miss World Kenya – Evelyn Njambi Thungu – has made the nation and Africa proud. She has totally broken the records at this years 66th Miss World Pageant 2016 edition held in the United States, after emerging among the top 5 finalists in the just concluded Miss World beauty pageant.
Puerto Rico’s Stephanie Del Valle was crowned Miss World 2016 on Sunday, winning the top prize.
In a reaction, the 19-year-old law and communications student said it was an “honour and a great responsibility” to represent her country.
The first runner-up was Yaritza Miguelina Reyes Ramirez of the Dominican Republic, followed by second runner-up Natasha Mannuela from Indonesia.
Miss Kenya, Evelyn Njambi, finished in the fourth position. The 23-year-old was the only African contestant to make it to the top 5 stage of the competition.
“The new Miss World took the crown after the ladies brought their A game with our very own Miss Kenya – Evelyn Njambi making headlines with her stunning and sparkling red gown. She was evidently a show stopper.”
Another top five finalist was Catriona Elisa Gray from the Philippines.
117 Contestants from more than 100 countries took part in the Miss World beauty pageant, held at MGM National Harbor, Oxen Hill, Maryland, United States, just South of Washington, D.C.
Njambi replaced Roshanara Ebrahim who was dethroned due to a breach of the Miss World franchise’s “code of conduct”. Njambi was the first runner-up to the Miss World Kenya 2016.
The 23-year-old interior design student at Maseno University is the reigning Miss World Kenya, Kiambu County 2016.
During her reign as Miss World Kenya Kiambu, she engaged in various activities for her County, including supporting children to access quality education.
She has worked with the Red Cross Chapter in Kiambu to donate textbooks and uniforms to children, as well as sanitary towels to girls.
Accepting the prestigious title then, Evelyn said, “I am excited to be Miss World Kenya 2016; the journey ahead is tough with such a short time, but I appeal to the public to support me both towards my international competition and my Beauty with a Purpose project of advocating against Female Genital Mutilation in our beautiful country.”