Sharon Obara is the newly crowned Miss World Kenya. The beauty was crowned at an event held at The Trademark Hotel last evening in the presence of dignitaries, government officials, former beauty queens, and other invited guests. Chantou Kwamboka and Mwihaki Njogu took second and third place, respectively, Mokeira Onchiri took home the people’s choice award.
Sharon, whose biggest fear is living a mediocre life, takes over the crown from Wavinya Maria, who was emotional while handing over the throne to her.
The event saw guests entertained to the different categories in the pageant, including the dance segment, cultural wear, and the evening gown category.
ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru and Nairobi Women Representative Esther Passaris were some of the government officials present. The CS was accompanied by Jomo Kenyatta and Jomo Pratt.
The elated CS, whose birthday was yesterday, promised to support the pageant further.
“As a ministry, we will step up and support this pageant. The kind of beauty and talent witnessed here today is one that cannot be undermined. Kenya has a lot of beauty”, said Mucheru as he made his remarks.
“It is my birthday today and I must say I chose the best place to celebrate this day,” said Mr. Joe Mucheru.
On her part, an emotional Terry Mungai, the franchise owner and CEO, was thankful for everyone present and was grateful to hear that the government would step in and support the work she has been doing with her able team for years.
“I have waited to hear the words that the government will support The Miss World Kenya franchise. Not that I haven’t heard these words before but I am happy to hear them from a man who truly means it”, said a teary Madam Terry.
The glam event saw guests dressed to the nines and had Obinna and Angela Muiruri as the emcees for the night.
Miss World Kenya 2021 judges included Emcee Ted Kwaka, singer Size 8, life coach Robert Burare and former Miss World Kenya, winners.
With the crown, Ms. Obara will now represent the country at the Miss World finals in December in Puerto Rico where she will battle for the global title with other 141 contestants to stand a chance to walk away with Sh10 million.
For winning Miss World Kenya 2021, she took home the crown and Sh250,000 prize money.
Ms. Chanton Kwamboka, who emerged as the first runner-up, was awarded Sh150,000 while the second runner-up Mary Kwamboka pocketed Sh70,000.
Sharon Obara will represent the country in Puerto Rico in December at the global competition.