Friday 12th of April 2024

Nairobi, Kenya

Sharon Obara Crowned Miss World Kenya 2021 Winner at Trademark Hotel

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.


Mr and Miss World Kenya Beauty Pageantry 2021 Launched at Trademark Hotel

The 30th edition of The Miss World Kenya Competition will take place on August 28 at The Trademark Hotel in a star-studded event. The event, which did not take place last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic will be televised live as a reality TV show at the same venue.

This was announced yesterday morning by Ashley’s CEO and Franchise Director of The Mr and Miss World Kenya Mrs. Terry Mungai, at a morning event held at The Trademark Hotel to mark the launch of the pageantry competition.

“Although we notably skipped the event last year due to the pandemic, we are proud to announce that this year, we are back, bigger and better than we have ever been before”, said an elated Mungai.

“We hope to once again make our mark in the global map as has been the case in the previous years with beauty queens”.

Chief Administrative Secretary Ministry of Public Service and Gender Rachel Shebesh, who has also partnered with the franchise for the event was the chief guest.

“In honor of Wangari Maathai’s 10th anniversary, the franchise is going green this year. Going green means embracing a way of life that enables us to conserve the environment by reducing, reusing, and recycling items. We have committed to planting over 3,000 trees,” said Mungai.


She added, “We are further excited to partner with CAS Shebesh for our Beauty with a Purpose project, in a bid to break the stigma surrounding mental health illness.”

Shebesh currently hosts a show, Shebesh Speaks, which raises awareness on mental health issues, and advocates against the social stigma attached to the disease.

“I speak about my illness as a survivor and not a victim”, she said.

Shebesh has not shied away from speaking out about her experience living with bipolar disorder.

“We are here to champion the course that is mental illness. We cannot ignore that there has been a rise in mental health cases during this pandemic period. It is okay not to be okay, ni sawa kukosa kuwa sawa”, said the CAS.

“I am glad that Mr and Miss World Kenya through Mrs. Terry Mungai, CEO of Ashleys Kenya Ltd have partnered with my show #ShebeshSpeaks”, a show on mental health that is hosted through Shebesh social media platforms on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The objective of the show is to:

  • Raise awareness on mental health issues
  • Advocate against social stigma
  • Discuss ways to make mental health care in Kenya a reality

Mental health discussions will form part of the participants in the Mr and Miss World 2021 event.

The event was also attended by Wavinya Maria, the reigning Miss World Kenya who finished 6th in The Miss World Competition held in London in 2019. Mr. World Kenya 2019 Franklyne Asoyo was also in attendance.

“I always knew that my reign as Miss World Kenya would be like no other. I am grateful for the opportunity to have raised the Kenyan flag high as well as advocate for ending period poverty and providing sanitary towels in different counties in the country. It was an impactful experience”, said Wavinya.

The global event is set to take place in December in Puerto Rico. This will mark the event’s 70th anniversary.

Content courtesy of Mr and Miss World Kenya & Nairobi fashion hub 

Winner of Mr & Miss World Kenya 2019 Beauty Pageant

Mr & Miss World Kenya 2019/2020 beauty  pageant finals went down on Saturday night , October 5 at the Two Rivers Mall in Nairobi county, The event was emceed by Kenya’s top comedian Oga Obbina and Kenyan Queen Angela Wambui.

Apart from showcasing fashion, Kenyan beauty and the culture of Kenya , the event also gave room for entertainment from guest artists. Some of the musicians who graced the event include Khaligraph Jones and other traditional music groups.

The 2019 edition was won by Wavinya Maria and Frank Asoyo , 18 years old Maria Wavinya was crowned Miss World Kenya 2019. She succeeds last year’s winner, Finali Galaiya, and will now prepare to represent her country at the Miss World 2019 pageant in London, England in December,Elsie Stephens and Bernice Nunah were the first and second runners-up, respectively.

Miss World Kenya 2019/2020 Maria Wavinya holding a dummy cheque at the center while posing for a photo with  CS Prof : Margaret Kobia and Ashleys Kenya Limited CEO Mrs. Terry Mungai

My name is Maria Wavinya from Nyandarua county and I’m 18 years old. I believe that the journey is never too easy unless its leading to failure. One fun fact about life is that we become what we think and communication is and will always be the backbone to strong leadership.

Elsie announced she was joining the Miss World Kenya competition in late September. Elsie, a beauty queen in her own right, has participated in other contests emerging 2nd runners-up in the 2018 edition of the Miss Universe Kenya.

Mr World Kenya 2019 title went to Franklyne Asoyo,He will compete in the next edition of Mr World pageant,

Mr World Kenya 2019/2020 Franklyne Asoyo holding a dummy cheque at the center while posing for a photo with CS Prof : Margaret Kobia and Ashleys Kenya Limited CEO Mrs. Terry Mungai


The runners-up from the men’s category were Simon Peter Kangere and Keith Nicktones ,Kenya is yet to win the Miss World and Mr World pageants.

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Content courtesy of Mr & Miss World Kenya & Nairobi Fashion Hub 

Mr & Miss World Kenya 2019 Beauty Pageant

The Mr & Miss World Kenya Beauty Pageant is here once again. The glamorous event is set to go down at the Two Rivers Mall on the 5th of October from 5:00 pm-9:00 pm – under the theme, Beauty With A Purpose. The event which will be hosted by Angela Wambui and Oga Obinna will witness the crowning of Mr & Miss World Kenya 2019.

This year’s winners will take over from the reigning Mr. World Kenya Robert Budi and Miss World Kenya Finali Galaiya. The crowned queen will represent Kenya at the Miss World Global Beauty Pageant to be held in London later this year.

Miss World Kenya 2018 Finali Galaiya

Miss World Beauty Pageant is the oldest pageant in the world. It was started by Eric Morley in the United Kingdom in 1951 and this year will be their 69th edition.

Mr World Kenya 2018 Robert Budi

Kenyan superstars Moji Short Baba and Khaligraph Jones will be performing live. The panel of judges includes respected industry players such as Ashleys’ Proprietor Terry Mungai, Model Magline Jeruto, Motivational Speaker & Fashion Guru Robert Burale, and Media Personality Mike Mondo.

This edition of Miss World Kenya has been sponsored by brands such as Viu Sasa, Ashleys, Family Bank, Citizen TV, Hot 96, AAR Insurance, Magical Kenya, IMG Events, Safaricom, My Mookh, Afro Street and Two Rivers among others.

Content courtesy of  Kenyan vibe & Nairobi Fashion Hub