Since the re-introduction of Miss Rwanda in 2009, senior six vascists have been dominating the crown outcompeting their fellows in higher learning institutions. In addition, girls at the university levels have been bashing the contests calling it the ‘kids' things’ despite their slight maturity above senior six leavers.
This weekend, a panel of Miss Rwanda judges unveiled 37 lucky girls who secured PASS in the preliminary regional auditions.
Among all the contestants, the Campus has counted down a number of University students and University graduates in the competition;
City of Kigali: Assouma Mugabekazi, a University student aged 21, Nathalie Musango, a University student, aged 23, Phiona Uwase, a University student aged 21, Karera Chryssie, a University student aged 23 years old.
Western province: Cynthia Teta, a University student with 21 years of age, Sonia Uwase Kagame, a University student aged 20 years, Divine Umunyana, a University student, 21, Assouma Mugabekazi, a University student, 21.
Northern Province: Berline Ufitinema, a University student 21, Lea Umutesi, a University student, 22, Aline Uwase, a university student, 22.
Southern Province: Ingabire Honorine, a University student, 23.
According to the organizers, a number of 413 girls registered but nine contestants withdrew from the competition and the judges analyzed the presentations of the contestants through videos they submitted.
Winners of the provincial auditions will be announced this Saturday.
The voters vote online for the first 15 girls who will cross to the pre-selection which the judges will also select nine finalists.
The 37 girls who got a nod during a provincial and city of Kigali auditions will progress to the pre-selection that will be held in the bubble system’ on March 6.
Emma Claudine, one of the judges, unveiled that the criteria they looked at were primarily beauty, the content of the project, how a contestant presents the project, and the communication skills of the pageants to present Rwanda globally.
Awards and Prizes
Miss Rwanda 2021 will walk with Rwf9 millions cash, the brand new Hyundai car, full university scholarship by the University of Kigali.
In addition, the crowned miss will also get her project financed by the improved foods Africa, free fuel for her vehicle, new smartphone and free internet and other benefits and allowances like aesthetics treatments for free.
Miss Rwanda is a national beauty pageant re-introduced in 2009 to boost women and young girls through empowerment and inspiration on the basis of beauty, brain and culture.