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Wednesday 30th of November 2022

Nairobi, Kenya

Miss World Beauty Pageant 2021 Temporarily Postponed due to Covid-19 Omicron Variant Outbreak

The coronation ceremony of the 70th edition of the Miss World pageant that was scheduled to be held on 16th December 2021 has been temporarily postponed due to the Covid-19 cases amongst the contestants and other staff. The organization has to postpone the global broadcast finale due to the safety interests of its staff and contestants.

Reportedly, 17 people, including the contestants and crew of the organization contracted the coronavirus. These contestants also include India’s Manasa Varanasi, Indonesia’s Carla Yules, and Malaysia’s Lavanya SIvaji among others. The Miss World Organisation announced the news of the COVID-19 outbreak which led to the postponement of the show. The organization released an official statement via their social media.

The official statement read, “Miss World 2021 temporarily postpones global broadcast finale in Puerto Rico due to health and safety interest of contestants, staff, crew and the general public. The finale will be rescheduled at Puerto Rico Coliseum Jose Miguel Agrelot within the next 90 days.”

“As of yesterday, additional safety measures were implemented in the best interest of the contestants, production team, and spectators, understanding the event’s increased risks on the stage and in the dressing room. However, after additional positive cases were confirmed this morning after consulting with health officials and experts, the postponement decision was made.

The next step according to the medical experts is immediate quarantine, pending observation, and further testing according to best practices in situations like this. Once and only when contestants and staff are cleared by health officials and advisors, will contestants and related staff return to their home countries.” they added.

Julia Morley, Miss World chairman, also addressed the situation to share, “We are very much looking forward to the return of our contestants, (who we have grown to know and love), to compete for the Miss World crown.” After meeting with the virologists and medical experts hired to oversee the Miss World 2021 event and discussing with the Puerto Rico Health Department, the decision was made by the organizers of the event to postpone the globally broadcast finale at the Puerto Rico Coliseum Jose Miguel Agrelot to be held within the next 90 days.

Content courtesy of NFH Digital Team

Miss Universe Kenya 2018 Wabaiya Kariuki To Represent Kenya At Miss Elite International Beauty Pageant In Egypt

Miss Universe Kenya 2018, Wabaiya Kariuki will be representing Kenya at Miss Elite International beauty Pageant that will be going down at El Gouna Town Resort at the Red Sea, in Egypt.

The pageant that aims to celebrate exceptional models, singers, actresses and influencers among others in the beauty industry will be taking place from the 1st to the 3rd of April 2020.

” I guess the cat’s out of the bag now. A sis will be heading to Egypt in April for the miss elite world competition to represent the motherland. Excited for what’s to come. Thank you Nariman Khaled for the opportunity. “

Wabaiya will be contesting against over 20 other contestants from other countries such as Brazil, Serbia, Poland, Sweden, Lebanon, Nigeria, Egypt and Columbia among others. The young beauty queen who represented Kenya at the Miss Universe beauty pageant held in Thailand in 2018 posted the exciting news on her Instagram feed, indicating how proud she was to represent her motherland.

Founded by Stephano Douaihy, this will be the first edition of the Miss Elite International beauty Pageant. It will be hosted by MTV Presenter and Model Carla Haddad. The organizers are excited about this event and hope to make a historical debut into the pageant world.

Content courtesy of Wabaiya Kariuki, Miss Elite world & Nairobi fashion  hub

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