Friday, July 1, 2016

Rwanda to take part in Miss World

For the first time in history, Rwanda will take part in Miss World beauty pageant. Miss Rwanda 2016 Jolly Mutesi will be the first beauty queen to represent the country at the international beauty pageant.

The 19-year-old beauty queen was crowned Miss Rwanda 2016 on February 27.

While several African countries have participated in the past, it will be the first time for Rwanda to take part in the popular beauty contest which draws contestants from all over the world.

“This is an excellent platform to further improve the country's image outside the country because most people out there have absolutely no idea about the progress Rwanda has made in the recent years,” says Dieudonne Kagame Ishimwe, the CEO of Rwanda Inspiration Back Up Ltd, a local company that organised Miss Rwanda beauty pageant.

“Very often Rwanda is associated with the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. When you say you come from Rwanda, many people still show pity and ask how we’re coping,” he notes, adding that: “This will be another opportunity to showcase what else Rwanda has to offer as well as the potential of Rwandans.”

“We’re optimistic that this will serve as a great platform for us to show the world where Rwanda is today. We’re hopeful that Mutesi’s intelligence, eloquence and positive attitude will make an indelible mark at the world event.

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