Miss World 2021: Meet The 21 Beauty Queens Representing Africa

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Miss World 2021 African representatives (Image: Miss World)

The 70th final of the Miss World 2021 beauty pageant is scheduled for December 17th bringing huge international coverage for Puerto Rico in 200 countries. At the ‘Coliseo’ de Puerto Rico Jose Miguel Agrelot, the largest indoor venue dedicated to entertainment in the country. With the capacity to accommodate up to 18,500 spectators and adjudged one of the top 10 arena venues in the world.

The Miss World Organization owns and manages the annual Miss World Finals. A competition that has grown into one of the world’s biggest. Since its launch in 1951, the Miss World organisation has raised more than £250 million for children’s charities that help disabled and underprivileged children across the world.

Below are the 21 Contestants representing Africa at the Miss World 2021 with short biographies.

Country: Angola:

Name: Ruth CARLOS

Bio: As well as working for an Angolan Public Company, Ruth is also studying for a degree in Human Resources and has ambitions to work for an International Company. She has an interest in Afrique Dance, Volleyball and Handball. Ruth’s all-time favourite film is: ‘Blame it on the Stars’ and her favourite online series is: ‘Master Chef.’

Personal Motto: ‘Persistence because nothing is easy.’

Age: 24  Height: 180  Occupation: Student  Language:  Spanish and English

Country: Botswana

Name: Palesa Molefe

Bio: Palesa is currently working as an Actress, Writer and Producer, and is the founder of Botswana United Artists, an NGO founded to illuminate the value of artists and mental health in society. Her proudest moment was when the agency was finally registered as an NGO. Palesa has a fear of not trying hard enough. ‘The Notebook’ is her favourite film by Jan Sardi and her favourite online blog is ‘DIY Hacks.’

Personal Motto: ‘Make beautiful things, even if no one notices.’

Age: 22  Height: 167  Occupation: Actress  Language: Setswana, English

Country: Cameroon

Name: Audrey MONKAM

Bio: Audrey has a Degree in Banking and Finance and is currently working as a Model. She would one day like to own her own cosmetic or clothing line. Her favourite movie is ‘The Sound of Music’ and her favourite feel good song is ‘Happy’ by Pharrel Williams. Audrey also enjoys singing, dancing and travelling and is an avid cook.

Personal Motto: ‘Use your beauty to give life meaning and purpose.’

Age: 26  Height: 180  Occupation: Model  Language: French and English

Country: Cote d’Ivoire

Name: Olivia YACE

Bio: Olivia has a Degree in Marketing and Management and would like to continue her studies with a Masters Degree. She enjoys singing, dancing and travelling. Mama Mia is her favourite film and her favourite song is: ‘This Little Light of Mine.’ If Olivia could invite someone for dinner it would be Michelle Obama as she admires her as a role model.

Personal Motto: ‘Know who you are to know where you are going.’

Age: 23  Height: 180  Occupation: Student  Language: French, Spanish, English

Country: Equatorial Guinea

Name: Lucila MIBUY

Bio: Lucila is currently studying Business Administration and Management and has ambitions to be an Entrepreneur. She has a passion for basketball and for fashion. Her most memorable moment was when she first held her little brother for the first time.

Age: 21  Height: 170  Occupation: Student  Language: English and French

Country: Ghana

Name: Monique AGBEDE KPUI

Bio: Currently a student, Monique has a Diploma in Fashion and Design and has ambitions to be a renowned Fashion Designer. She enjoys reading and dancing. ‘Black and Blue’ is her favourite film and her favourite song is ‘When you believe.’ Since being crowned, Monique has been involved in mentor-ships and entrepreneurship sessions in her local community.

Personal Motto: ‘You can make a difference, every day is another chance.’

Age: 24  Height: 179  Occupation: Student

Country: Guinea

Name: Nene BAH

Bio: After completing her Degree in Commerce, Nene is not only working as an Accountant, she is also a Model, an Activist for Gender Equality and an Advocate for Mental Health and Education. One of her ambitions is to be a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. She enjoys playing board games, singing and learning Basketball.

Personal Motto: ‘Inside every single one of us there is all of us, let us therefore be more mindful of one another and practice collective kindness.’

Age: 26  Height: 179  Occupation: Accountant, Model and Author  Language: French, Fulani and English

Country: Guinea-Bissau

Name: Itchacénia DA COSTA

Bio: Itchacenia has specialized in Aeronautical Computer Programming and is currently completing a Law Degree and working as a Dance Event Organiser. She has a pet dog called Ursu and her favourite film is ‘A Walk to Remember.’ Her biggest fear is losing somebody that she loves.

Personal Motto: ‘Don’t be afraid to be different, be yourself, being different means that you have something unique to offer to the world.’

Age: 23  Height: 179  Occupation: Law Student and Dance Event Organiser  Language: Portuguese, Creole, Spanish, English, Catalan

Country: Kenya

Name: Sharon OBARA

Bio: Sharon completed a Diploma in French and is currently studying for a Bachelors’ Degree in Psychology she would eventually like to run her own Psychiatric Practice. She enjoys baking and the arts and is a model and brand influencer. Her favourite film is ‘Hotel Rwanda’ and her favourite book is ‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama.

Personal Motto: ‘What is worth doing is worth giving your best.’

Age: 22  Height: 175  Occupation: Student  Language: English, French, Kiswahili

Country: Madagascar


Bio: After studying Science and Customer Relations, Nellie is currently working in the Insurance Sector but would eventually like to work in the Health Sector. She enjoys dancing and swimming. Her favourite song is, ‘I Don’t Care’ by Ed Sheeran and she enjoys all sorts of Pop and R&B music.

Personal Motto: ‘Be yourself, everyone else I already taken.’

Age: 25  Height: 170  Occupation: Administrator  Language: Malagasy, French and English

Country: Mauritius

Name: Angelique SANSON

Bio: After graduating with a Degree in Management and Economics, Angelique is currently working as an Administrative Manager. She enjoys kite surfing, hiking and has been dancing since she was very young. Angelique was captain of the cheerleading squad at University and participated in national competitions. Her favourite song is ‘Makeba’ by Jain.

Personal Motto: ‘Everything happens for a reason. We have to find the positive in every situation.’

Age: 27  Height: 170  Occupation: Admin Manager  Language: French, English, Mauritian Creole

Country: Namibia

Name: Annerie MARE

Bio: Annerie is currently in her second year of her Degree course in Counselling she is also working as a Life Coach and is an International Youth Leader. Having grown up on a farm, Annerie frequently had elephants and lions roaming near her house and she has a Pet Giraffe. Her ambitions are to specialise in Equine Therapy. She enjoys free flow dancing and the performing arts.

Personal Motto: ‘Our biggest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure.’

Age: 26  Height: 179  Occupation: Student and Life Coach  Language: Afrikaans, English, Hereo

Country: Nigeria

Name: Oluchi MADUBUIKE

Bio: Having completed her Degree in the Science of Nursing, Oluchi is currently working as an Emergency, Intensive and Critical Care Nurse. Her dreams are to open the first ever Oncology and Cardiology Speciality Hospital in Nigeria and become an Emergency Medical Physician. She enjoys playing volleyball and tennis and has an interest in Creative Writing as well as Afrocentric Dance.

Personal Motto: ‘You only live once and if you do it right, once is enough.’

Age: 25  Height: 175  Occupation: ER Nurse  Language: English, Igbo

Country: Rwanda

Name: Grace INGABIRE

Country: Senegal

Name: Penda SY

After completing her studies in Accounting, Auditing and Management Control, Penda is currently working as a Model and has ambitions of becoming a Fashion Icon. Her hobbies and interests include handball, gymnastics and cooking. Penda is also passionate about dancing and her proudest moment was when she received her first salary.

Age: 24  Height: 172  Occupation: Model Language: English, Wolof, Peulh

Country: Somalia

Name: Khadija OMAR

Bio: N/A

Country: South Africa

Name: Shudufhadzo MUSIDA

Bio: Shudufhadzo has completed a Degree in Social Sciences focusing on Philosophy, Economics, Politics and International Relations. She is currently continuing her studies but is also the Founder and Chairwoman of her own Foundation. One of her dreams is to work for the United Nations. Shudufhazdo is also an Advocate for Mental Health and has had many opportunities to speak about it on International Platforms.

Personal Motto: ‘We should all speak the language of service, that is how we can change the world.’

Age: 25  Height: 174  Occupation: Student and Chair of a Foundation  Language: English, Tshivenda


Country: Tanzania


Bio: After completing her studies, Juliana is currently working as a Prosthetics and Orthotics Intern at the National Hospital. She has ambitions to set up her own NGO to assist people with physical disabilities. Her proudest moment was when she was able to rescue a physically challenged girl who had not left the house for five year. She has two cats called Raha and Amani. She enjoys playing the piano, singing and going on adventures.

Personal Motto: ‘Just go for it.’

Age: 24  Height: 175  Occupation: Prosthetics and Orthotics Intern  Language: Kiswahili, English

Country: Tunisia

Name: Amani LAYOUNI

Bio: Amani is currently a student of Physical Education and an Interim Teacher. Her proudest moment was winning Silver Medal in the African Games in Taekwondo. She has won many National and International competitions and is hoping to represent Tunisia in the 2024 Olympic Games. Amani also enjoys basketball, Tennis and traditional Afro and Tunisian Dance. Personal Motto: ‘Don’t stop until you’re proud.

Age: 22  Height: 175  Occupation: Physical Education Student and Interim Teacher  Language: Arabic, French, English

Country: Uganda:

Name: Elizabeth BAGAYA

Bio: After completing her Degree in Human Resources Management, Elizabeth is currently working as a make-up Artist and aspires to own her own Make-Up studio. Her proudest moment has been organising a Christmas Party for children suffering with Mental Health issues. Her favourite book is ‘The Alchemist’ by Paulo Coelho and her favourite film is ‘Forrest Gump.’

Personal Motto: ‘ Be you, do you.’

Age: 26  Height: 169  Occupation: Make-Up Artist  Language: Luganda, English, Rutooro, Ruyankole

Country: Zambia

Name: Vanessa CHINYEMBA

Bio: N/A

Age: 24  Height:178  Occupation: Public Relations Manager  Language: Nyanja, Bemba & English

Credit: Miss World

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