Miss World 2013 was very interesting this year. Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter from Ghana sweeping the 3rd place, making Africans proud. How ever, these are the rest of the African contestants whom we congratulate for a job well done.
As an African, if you have your choice or way, which of this beautiful women would you choose to win Miss World 2013?
MISS CAMEROON 2013
22 year old Denise was born and raised in Douala, a coastal city in southern Cameroon. Describing herself as a “cheerful and bubbly person”, Denise is currently enrolled at university studying Communications. Her life ambition is to become a successful broadcast journalist, preferably covering events. Having an artistic nature, Denise enjoys painting and drawing, as well as traditional African dancing. In her spare time she enjoys watching motocross, her favourite book is the Da Vinci Code and she considers herself a “culinary tourist”, delighting in trying new flavours of food.
MISS NIGERIA 2013
18 year old Anna is an ambitious young woman, describing herself as “disciplined, respectful, smart, and hardworking.” Growing up in Port Harcourt, she is currently a student with aspirations of a career as a journalist. A music lover, she enjoys listening to hip hop and salsa, she plays the violin, and she enjoys singing. Playing soccer, swimming and reading are other interests for Anna, who states French fries and barbecue chicken as her favourite meal.
MISS NAMIBIA 2013
24 year old Paulina is a young woman who strives to live a life of purpose through passion and ambition. Growing up in Windhoek, she has ambitions of obtaining a master’s degree in Somatology before starting her own chain of health spas. In the past she was a representative for Namibia at the National Youth Council, also speaking at the Youth Forum at the Annual African Union Summit. In her spare time she enjoys a variety of athletic disciplines, she enjoys listening to local home-grown musicians, and she loves eating seafood.
MISS COTE D’IVOIRE 2013
18 year old Aissata grew up in the city of Abidjan, where she is currently a first year student in Marketing Management. She describes herself as “ambitious, dynamic and family orientated”, and has aspirations of using her degree to set up her own company in the beauty industry. Her hobbies include reading and travelling, she enjoys novels by Marc Levy, music from Beyonce, and her favourite food is foutou with pistachio sauce. Aissata’s personal motto is “Fall seven times, stand up eight.”
MISS GHANA 2013
23 years old Carranzar was born in the suburbs of Accra and has lived in the capital all her life. She is a BSC Medical Student with ambitions of qualifying as a paediatrician in the future. Describing herself as “down to earth with a vivacious personality and a passion to help the under privileged”, she partakes in quarterly outreach programs bringing medical care to rural areas of Ghana. In her spare time she enjoys reading, sightseeing, and travelling, and her favourite book is Think Bigby Ben Carson.
MISS EQUATORIAL QUINEA 2013
Restituta is a 19 year old student with hopes of becoming a business woman in the future. She was born in Bata, growing up in the capital city Malabo. Describing herself as “cheerful, fun and friendly”, Restituta enjoys dancing, reading Mortadelo y Filemón comic books and her favourite food is chocolate sauce! Her proudest moment of her life was being crowned Miss World Equatorial Guinea.
MISS ETHIOPIA 2013
22 year old Genet comes from a large family, growing up with her 11 brothers and sisters in the city of Mek’ele. Currently at university, Genet is a student of Architecture & Urban Planning, with aspirations of putting her degree to good work when she graduates. Genet’s other interests include swimming, volleyball, and volunteering at homeless shelters for young children. Her favourite foods include pizza and traditional Ethiopian cuisine.
MISS GABON 2013
19 year old Brunilla describes herself as a happy young woman who “lives the life she loves and loves the life she lives.” Currently at university, she is studying Accountancy with aspirations of working as a certified public accountant in the future. Brunilla’s hobbies include watching movies, shopping, and doing exercise, and her favourite foods include Italian cuisine. A fan of reading, Brunilla’s favourite book is Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield. Her personal motto is “Always be in agreement with yourself and God.”
MISS GUINEA 2013
24 year old Mariama grew up in the capital city of Guinea, Conakry, and is the youngest of three children in her family. She describes herself as a “modest young woman” who “excels in everything I set myself”. Mariama studied Telecommunication Engineering at college and hopes to put the skills she learned to use in the future. Her interests include reading, watching movies, and following fashion. She enjoys listening to RnB and jazz music, and her favourite foods include beef steak. Her personal motto is “Work hard”.
MISS KENYA 2013
23 year old Wangui was born and raised in Mumbasa and describes herself as “Humble, a real go getter”. With aspirations of becoming a prominent hotelier, she is currently studying for a diploma in Food and Beverage Management. Her hobbies include running, swimming and reading, and she enjoys listening to rock, RnB and gospel music. Her special talents include belly dancing, and her personal motto is “Commitment is the key to success”.
MISS SOUTH SUDAN 2013
21 year old Modong was born in Juba, splitting her time growing up between Juba and Uganda. Describing herself as “humble, a good listener and a hardworking young lady”, Modong has aspirations of becoming a doctor and opening a children’s home. Her hobbies include playing netball, listening to gospel music and her talents include singing. Her personal motto is “Do what you love and love what you do, there is treasure in every challenge and there is no limit to life”
MISS TANZANIA 2013
19 year old Brigitte is a student, born in Dar es Salaam, moving to Nairobi in Kenya when she was 9. Describing herself as “compassionate, hardworking and always eager to learn”, she has aspirations for a career in law and business. She hopes to achieve her desires by furthering her studies at university in the fields of law and business. Brigitte is a natural dancer, she is very flexible, and can pick up new techniques and routines very quickly. Her favourite author is Dan Brown, and she enjoys playing soccer and basketball.
MISS UGANDA 2013
22 year old Stellah was born and raised in Kampala, where she works as a sales assistant. University educated, Stellah has aspirations of building her own business franchise and then expanding it across the continent. She enjoys hiking, photography, and song writing, and describes herself as “innovative, enterprising and passionate.” In her spare time, Stellah likes to listen to a variety of music, from afro-fusion to country, and her favourite foods include local cuisine such as boiled banana with fried chicken and brown rice with plantain and greens.
MISS ZAMBIA 2013
24 year old Christine is a journalist living in Lusaka. Working on a variety of local projects, she has been involved in documentaries, presenting, reporting, and editing. Her current goal is to enrol at university for a degree in Media Communications. In her spare time she enjoys singing, reading, and cooking Zambian cuisine. Her favourite music is gospel and country music, and she describes herself as a “social, loving, interactive” person. Miss World 2013 will be her first time abroad.
MISS ANGOLA 2013
23 year old Maria is a student working towards her graduation. Born and raised in the capital city Luanda, Maria has aspirations of pursuing her interests in social activism, championing causes that she believes in, as well as working towards creating a successful career in business. In her spare time she enjoys playing handball, reading and she has skills in singing and performing traditional Angolan dance. A fan of music, Maria’s favourite genres are gospel and RnB.