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Contestants urged to enter Mr and Miss World 2017 pageant

The Miss World Kenya Franchise has urged interested participants to register for the Mr and Miss World 2017 pageant with a tight deadline of May 26, 2017.

In 2016, Miss Evelyn Njambi was crowned Miss World Africa, and was ranked number five internationally, while  Kevin Owiti won the Mr World Africa title, becoming the fourth most handsome man in the world.

Evelyn has been vocal against Female Genital Mutilation.

Miss World Kenya Franchise Director and Ashley’s Kenya Chief Executive Officer Terry Mungai took pride in previous victories, noting the importance of the Beauty with a Purpose title.

“Buoyed by our recent success, we aim to grow even bigger and better this year! We aim to bring that crown home. We have dubbed this year’s event the Grand Evolution – which is a celebration of our journey through the years to become Kenya’s most successful, prestigious and impactful pageant,’ said Mungai.

Miss World Africa Evelyn Njambi, who won the 2016 Beauty with a Purpose Category. PHOTO | COURTESY
Miss World Africa Evelyn Njambi, who won the 2016 Beauty with a Purpose Category. PHOTO | COURTESY

She added, “The Beauty With A Purpose is a category that sets apart Miss World Franchise from all other franchises in the world, it emphasizes on beauty with brains which is an aspect that enables participants to make an impact and change the lives of those in their immediate society.”

She called on all eligible women and gentlemen aged between 18 years to 26 with required specifications to come and be counted, and come and be a King and Queen of substance.

The search for the Mr and Miss World Kenya 2017 is part of the country’s bid to host the Miss World competition in the near future. This will in turn attract international participation and inject billions into Kenya’s economy through the enhanced tourist numbers driven by the event.

This year being an election year the Franchise skipped the county auditions to hold one major audition at the Two Rivers Mall, Nairobi, from 27th-28th May 2017.

This will be followed by a short list from 6th and 7th June, which will lead to a boot camp from 25th June-2nd July, all culminating in the Grand Finale at the CK Square at the Two Rivers Mall on 15th July.