For the first time ever, Rwanda will be participating in the Miss World beauty pageant, the oldest surviving beauty contest in the world.
Rwanda will be represented by 19 year old Jolly Mutesi at the 66th edition of Miss World on the 20th of December at Washington DC, United States.
The organisers of Miss Rwanda, Rwanda Inspiration Backup Ltd. have successfully nominated the country’s first representative after meeting the requirements of the international pageant.
“This is an excellent platform to further improve the country’s image outside the country because most people out there have absolutely no idea about the progress Rwanda has made in the recent years,” says Dieudonne Kagame Ishimwe, the CEO of Rwanda Inspiration Back Up Ltd.
The country is hopeful that Mutesi’s intelligence, eloquence and positive attitude will make an indelible mark at the world event.
Since Miss Mutesi won the national crown in February, she has embarked on various initiatives aimed at improving people’s lives and sensitising the youth on the dangers of drug abuse, visiting children’s homes and hospitals; all in the spirit of the slogan of Miss World - Beauty with a Purpose.
She is excited about the opportunity she has been given and has urged all Rwandans to support her to win the prestigious crown.
“This is a prime opportunity to lift up my country’s flag worldwide. Though it’s a stiff competition, I’m prepared to try my best and do whatever it takes at the apex of my ability. Hope for the best because a competition remains a competition,” she said.