On Sunday night, the 18th day of December, beautiful women from over one hundred countries across the world battled it out on stage in a bid to be the Miss World 2016. Among them was Ms Evelyn Njambi Thung’u who was Kenya’s delegate to Miss World this year.
Her crowning was quite different from what is usual, but that did not dim her light, nor did it discourage her from pursuing her goal: to represent Kenya in the best way possible. And she did.
She emerged among the top five in two main categories in the Miss World competition, namely, Top Model and Beauty With A Purpose. In the Miss World competition, there are preliminary competitions through which a candidate scores points which cumulatively dictate whether or not they make it to the top twenty. Evelyn did very well to secure a spot among the top twenty finalists, made it to top eleven, as well as top five. This is the highest ranking ever achieved by Kenya in the Miss World competitions, after Miss World Kenya 2014, Idah Nguma, made Kenya proud by winning the Beauty With A Purpose title and emerging at position seven overall.
Kenya also had the great chance to showcase Kenyan designs during the Miss World Global Charity Ball.
It is, without a doubt, very evident that Kenya is fast becoming Africa’s powerhouse at Miss World, seeing that most, if not all, of the delegates sent to represent Kenya perform very well.
Ms Evelyn takes home the title “Miss World- Africa” for being the highest placed African in the Miss World 2016 competition.
Congratulations to Miss World Kenya 2016, Ms Evelyn Njambi; the Miss World Kenya franchise holder and director, Madam Terry Mungai; and the entire Miss World Kenya fraternity for a job well done.