On Sunday the 2016 Miss World beauty pageant got concluded and although an African was not crowned Miss World, Kenya’s representative made it to the final 5.
Evelyn Njambi, a 22-year-old Interior design student from Kenya was one of the top 2 African Miss World finalists in the top 20, alongside Miss Ghana who finished 15th.
“I am humbled and greatly honoured to have been the one representing not only my beautiful country but Africa, too, to finish in the top five! I attribute my success to God’s unfailing love and grace,” Njambi was quoted by the Daily Nation.
The event was held at the National Harbour in Washington, D.C.
“We celebrate this victory today and are very proud of Evelyn and what she has achieved. This was a result of teamwork, and we are encouraged that our years of hard work are paying off,” said Terry Mungai of Ashleys Kenya.
Njambi was dressed in a long red dress and had hair in an up-do. The winner of the 2016 Miss World beauty pageant was Stephanie Del Valle from Puerto Rico. The first runner-up was Miss Dominican Republic, Yaritza Miguelina Reyes Ramirez while Miss Indonesia, Natasha Mannuela was the second runner-up. Miss Njambi came in fourth.
During her Q&A session, she was asked what needs to be done to improve education in the world, Njambi replied:
“We should begin by empowering every child in the world to understand that education is important. Former South African President Nelson Mandela said that it (education) is the weapon they should use to face the future.”
Kenya has done a good job on the international pageant front this year. A few months ago, Kevin Oduor Owiti emerged the third runner-up at the 2016 Mr World Pageant which held in Southport, UK in September. The winner of the Mr World pageant was Mr India’s Rohit Khandelwal, who beat 46 finalists to clinch the title.