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Evelyn Njambi Crowned Miss World Kenya 2016

PRESS RELEASE
4TH AUGUST 2016
EVELYN NJAMBI CROWNED MISS WORLD KENYA 2016
Evelyn Njambi the first runner-up to the Miss World Kenya 2016 competition has been crowned the Miss World Kenya 2016.
The 23 year-old interior design student at Maseno University takes over from Roshanara Ebrahim who was dethroned last week. Evelyne, prior to the crowning was 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 text books and uniform to children, as well as sanitary towels to girls.
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While accepting the title, Evelyne remarked,
“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,” said Evelyne.
While congratulating her, Miss World Kenya Franchise Director and Ashleys Chief Executive Officer Terry Mungai rallied the public to support Evelyne, as the country bids to host the Miss World Competition.
“Evelyne is a diligent lady, and although she has her work cut out for her, I am confident she will rise to the occasion and represent the country well at the Miss World Finals in December,” said Terry.
She also announced that
“The Miss World office has created an opportunity for Kenyan fashion designers to showcase their work at the international Finals. We have a selection of top Kenyan fashion designers putting together a series of Kenyan inspired couture gowns to be showcased at the competition. The top designer will have a chance to not only dress Miss World Kenya, but will also get to see their dress on the global stage, all expenses paid in D.C. “
The Miss World 2016 competition has attracted Beauty queens from over 130 countries.
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Meet Charity Mwangi – Miss World Kenya 2015

Interview done by Pulse Magazine

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Pulse: You did not win the Miss World Kenya title last year after you made it into the top ten. Did you think you would ever win the title again?

Charity: The feeling is amazing. I have learned persistence and dedication. Those two virtues will take you miles. Looking back, I am relieved that I did not win last year. I wouldn’t have been the best Miss World Kenya option at the time. Let’s just say it was Idah Nguma’s time. This time round I was so sure that my time had come.

P: Just to take you back a bit; what was going through your mind back then watching Idah celebrate her win?

C: Throughout the finals that evening, it was nerve-wrecking waiting to hear your name get called out as it became evident only one of us was to be crowned. When I heard Idah’s name, I was happy. I knew she was a deserving winner and a queen and was absolutely going to make Kenya proud. She ended up among the top seven during the Miss World finals and could have probably been crowned Miss World Africa since the winner Rolene Strauss, the only African beauty who beat her ended up being crowned Miss World. Idah went ahead to be crowned Miss Beauty with a Purpose, a title that comes with Sh900,000. She did Kenya very proud.

P: How does it feel to get a second chance that finally gave you the coveted title and a golden opportunity to fame and fortune?

C: It was humbling to have a second chance. Life does not give you a lot of those so when I got the chance to represent to county again this year, I went for it with all I’ve got. My fellow county queens were very excited when we got the news that we would be competing again.

P: What did you do different this time round?

C: I was better prepared this time round and I stayed true to myself.

P: When you say more prepared, what do you mean?

C: Since last year August, I was the reigning Miss World Kenya, Kiambu County. This experience was life -hanging and very educative.

P: What did you achieve as Miss World Kenya, Kiambu?

C: My title crown opened doors that not only benefited me but others. I tackled several social issues in my community as a reigning queen. My main platform issues are combating mortality due to domestic injuries and restoring smiles in partnership with Smile Train Africa. I founded and have been implementing a first aid campaign known as Mtoto Aishi. This initiative helps to educate new mothers and caregivers on matters of first aid for children under the age of five. On the same platform, I raise awareness on corrective surgeries for cleft lips and palates. I have learned that being a beauty queen is not just having a beautiful face. The true meaning of a beauty queen is far from how many people look at it.

P: On that note, what is the real meaning of a beauty queen and how does that title affect your daily life?

C: It means living your life in dedication to the greater good of the community. It means being a role model and mentor. It means touching as many lives in the society as you can though doing good. True beauty comes from the heart.

P: Now that you come from Kiambu County, a hotbed of politics, where politicians might want to interfere with your reign, how are you preparing to deal with that?

C: I will not let politicians interfere with me. The Miss World Kenya title is an office. It is not an individual. With this in mind, I will carry out my duties as Miss Kenya with the support of Terry Mungai, the pageant holder and Ashleys CEO. The Miss World Kenya team is behind me to help me achieve the set goals.

P: You are still a young university student at Kenyatta University, where most beauty queens come from, so congrats again. What are you studying in campus and how do you plan to balance your studies and new duties?

C: Thanks. I am a final year student studying for a Bachelor of Science in health services management. The new title comes with responsibilities that may interfere with my learning and so that means I must re-plan my study calendar. This is already being worked on.