The Miss World Kenya competition that is usually held yearly, took place on Saturday, August 28th at Trademark Hotel. This year’s pageant comes one year after 2019’s event, in which Wavinya Maria took the crown home and represented the country in London for the global competitions. She has since reigned for two years due to the pandemic that saw many activities put on hold in 2020.
After a thorough boot camp at Trademark Hotel which was documented on ViuSasa, all this was put to play at the competition, with the models showcasing their best on the Runway. As there is always one crown, so is there one winner. Sharon Obara caught the judges eyes, who saw her fit to take over the crown and Miss World Kenya ’21/’22 title. The first runner up and second were Chantou Kwamboka and Mwihaki Njogu respectively. Also to be won on the pageant was the People’s Choice title which was scooped by Mokeira Onchiri.
Saturday’s event marked Miss World Kenya’s 53rd anniversary with twenty contestants eyeing the crown. Present at the venue were dignitaries, government officials, celebrities and previous beauty queens who came to show their support for the franchise. Among the government officials was ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru, who was also celebrating his birthday and Nairobi Women Representative Esther Passaris.
The judges included singer Size 8, motivational speaker Robert Burale, Mr World Kenya 2019 Franklyn Asoyo, Big Ted, Miss World Africa 2017 Magline Jeruto, Graham Shaw Mbe and the pageant’s founder Terry Mungai.
The handing over was quite an emotional one as the franchise founder and CEO Terry Mungai poured her heart out to thank the outgoing queen, Wavinya, for holding the title so well with dignity and responsibility. She also expressed her gratitude to the event’s sponsors and CS Mucheru who promised to keep on supporting the event.
Sharon Obara took to Instagram and in a lengthy post thanked everyone who made the event and her crowning possible.
“They say God’s timing is indeed the best!As I pen down this note,I can’t help but get emotional.It has been such a journey!!I want to thank God for his unending favour upon me 🥺…” She began.
Sharon is set to represent Kenya at the global Miss World competitions which will be held at Puerto Rico in December. Congratulations to her and all the best in her future endeavors!!
This article was first published on VibeYetu by Wendy Gloria.