Search for Mr and Miss Kenya hots up

Mr and Miss Kenya [Photo: Courtesy]

The annual Mr and Miss World Kenya beauty pageant will be held on September 8, at The Mall Westlands rooftop.

This is after having done grand auditions in May where only 10 ladies and 10 men were shortlisted out of the 100 contestants who showed up.  

“This year’s event will be a bigger one compared to the one we had last year. We expect all the finalists to give their best shot and as for whoever wins, we hope they represent us well globally as has been the trend in the previous years,” says Terry Mungai who is the Mr and Miss World Kenya franchise holder.

The outgoing Miss Kenya, who is also the reigning Miss Africa, Magline Jeruto, has had her fair share of success ever since her crowning.

Jeruto, who represented the country last year in Sanya, China has been mostly focused on autism, which is also her Beauty With a Purpose project.

The 25-year-old beauty was part of the Beauty With a Purpose global tour together with other continental winners including Manushi Chillar, who is the reigning Miss World 2017. Jeruto who was Miss Elgeyo Marakwet County before her crowning as Miss World Kenya 2017 retained the Miss Africa crown which was previously won by Evelyn Njambi.

Kevin Owiti, who is the current Mr Kenya as well Mr Africa will be handing over his crown to a new king having held the title for two years now.

He was crowned as Mr Africa two years ago in Southport, United Kingdom. Africa’s most desirable man has appeared in several commercials mostly those to do with Safaricom.

The newly-crowned Miss World Kenya will leave the country in November in preparations for the Miss World finals, which will be held in Sanya China on December 8, 2018, while Mr Kenya will represent the country at the Mr World Finals which will be held in Manila, Philippines on January 27, 2019.