And the Crown Goes To?! Meet our African Queens Representing at the 2013 Miss World Competition

The 2013 edition of the Miss World competition will take place on Saturday 28th September 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

This 63rd annual edition will be hosted by English beauty Myleene Klass and Mr World 2010 Kamal Ibrahim. On that day, one of the 131 beautiful girls from countries across the world crowned Miss World.

BN Beauty presents to you all the African contestants vying for the coveted crown, From Nigeria to Ghana, Mauritius to Tanzania, we’ve got it all.

Check it out and let us know who do you think will bring the crown to Africa!

Angola
Name:
Maria Castelo
Age: 23
Height: 171

Bio
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 R&B.

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Botswana
Name: Rosemary Keofitlhetse
Age: 20
Height: 171

Bio
Rosemary was born in the town of Maun, moving to the Kalahari desert village of Hukuntsi when she was 8. Currently enrolled in a degree in Accounting at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, she has aspirations of using her education to start her own business.

Describing herself as “selfless, compassionate and strong”, her interests include photography, cycling, and she is currently learning to play the guitar. Rosemary also has ambitions of becoming an ambassador of goodwill who will make a positive impact in people’s lives.

Introduction Video

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Cameroon
Name: Denise Valérie Ayena
Age: 22
Height: 180

Bio
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.
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Cote D’Ivoire
Name:
Aïssata Dia
Age: 18
Height: 183

Bio
Aïssata 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 Beyoncé, and her favourite food is foutou with pistachio sauce. Aissata’s personal motto is “Fall seven times, stand up eight.”

Introduction Video

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Equatorial Guinea
Name: Restituta Mifumu Nguema
Age: 19
Height: 170

Bio
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.

Introduction Video

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Ethiopia
Name: Genet Tsegay Tesfay
Age: 22
Height: 176

Bio
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.


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Gabon
Name: Brunilla Novela Ekoumbi Moussadingou
Age: 19
Height: 170

Bio
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”.

Introduction Video

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Ghana
Name: Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter
Age: 23
Height: 188

Bio
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 Big by Ben Carson.

Introduction Video

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Guinea
Name: Mariama Diallo
Age: 24
Height: 172

Bio
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 R&B and jazz music, and her favourite foods include beef steak. Her personal motto is “Work hard”.
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Guinea-Bissau
Name: Heny Tavares
Age: 22
Height: 173
Bio
22 year old Heny was born in Bafatá before moving to Bissau during her childhood. A confident young lady, Heny graduated university and currently works as an accountant.

In her past she has volunteered at a local hospital and would like to build upon her experiences, training in healthcare. In her spare time, Heny enjoys playing basketball and singing, her favourite singer is Celine Dion, and her favourite books are the Harry Potter series.
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Kenya
Name: Wangui Gitonga
Age: 23
Height: 173

Bio
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”.

Introduction Video

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Lesotho
Name: Mamahlape Caroline Matsosos
Age: 19
Height: 170

Bio
Mamahlape was born and raised in the landlocked nation of Lesotho, where she is a university student at present. An ambitious young lady, she has aspirations of becoming a UN peace ambassador, as well as working towards revitalizing her nation so it can compete in the global market.

In her spare time she enjoys dancing, reading, taking long walks, and her favourite food is papa and beef stew. She likes to listen to pop music and her favourite novel is Danielle Steel’s Johnny Angel.
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Mauritius
Name: Nathalie Lesage
Age: 19
Height: 175

Bio
Nathalie is currently in her 2nd year of a Management course at the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Born and raised in the northern village of Calodyne, she describes herself as “being positive and down to earth”. Nathalie has aspirations of launching her own communication business in the future, and to “lay my foot at least once on all the different continents.” Her interests include table tennis, cooking, and hiking and she has eclectic tastes in both music and cuisine.
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Namibia
Name: Paulina Malulu
Age: 24
Height: 175

Bio
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.

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Nigeria
Name: Anna Ebiere Banner
Age: 18
Height: 170

Bio
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.

In her own words
My name is Anna Ebiere Banner. Describing oneself can be quite difficult so I’ll get the basics out of the way first. I am 18 years old, 5 foot 7 inches tall and from Bayelsa state, Nigeria. My major language is English but I also speak several native Nigerian languages.

First of all, I want to thank you all for the opportunity to represent my beloved country at the Miss World pageant. By the grace of God, I promise to make my country, family, friends and supporters proud by putting my best into every aspect of this contest.

I have a variety of hobbies including swimming, singing and dancing, but I get the most joy out of writing poetry and short stories. My favourite meals are rice with tomato sauce, a native Nigerian soup called Egusi, and fried plantain. One of the most inspirational influences in my life is President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia. She inspired me not just by being the world’s first female black president, but also by the class, humility, and effort with which she executed her office.

In my own new office, I will follow her example and believe my true duty and role as queen is to provide selfless service to the people of my country. Helping, encouraging, and inspiring young people with my words and actions is the number one goal. The beauty of a queen fades away easily but the legacy of her works will forever linger.

Thank you once again for the opportunity and may God bless you.

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South Africa
Name: Marilyn Ramos
Age: 22
Height: 174

Bio
My name is Marilyn Ramos and am proudly representing my beloved country, South Africa, the home of world icon Nelson Mandela in the Miss World Pageant 2013

22 year old Marilyn was born and raised in the small town of Klorksdorp. Currently studying Interior Architecture & Marketing at university, Marilyn is also a qualified fitness instructor. Describing herself as a “passionate young lady who is driven to strive for excellence”, she has dual aspirations of opening her own fitness centre and starting an interior design firm. Her hobbies include travel and photography, and her favourite foods are fresh fruit and vegetables.

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South Sudan
Name: Modong Manuela Mogga
Age: 21

Bio
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

Introduction Video

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Tanzania
Name: Brigitte Lyimo
Age: 19

Bio
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.

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Uganda
Name: Stellah Nantumbwe
Age: 22
Height: 175

Bio
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.
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Zambia
Name: Christine Mwaaba
Age: 24
Height: 175

Bio
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.

94 Comments on And the Crown Goes To?! Meet our African Queens Representing at the 2013 Miss World Competition
  • Myne Whitman September 4, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Anna Banner all the way :)

    • iba September 4, 2013 at 8:28 pm

      nah just watching her video side by side with the others
      even say Ghana/Kenya/Côte d’Ivoire . Wow you can see Ebierie is
      just a pretty face. No personality or spark whatsoever. Well just
      my opinion though

  • kenora September 4, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    the Uganda girl isn”t lukin bad

  • ekua September 4, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    hmmm…i go for cote dvoire and uganda and maybe Ghana bcos am ghanaian………

  • Lilydarl September 4, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Miss Ghana is naturally beautiful and brainy. I wish Anna Ebiere and other contestants all the best.

  • wales September 4, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    The south Sudanese girl is gorgeous. Love her complexion. Hope she goes far in the competition.

    • gia September 4, 2013 at 9:33 pm

      We all know that’s not possible…even if she was ten times prettier and we all know why…sigh….

      • Eva September 5, 2013 at 1:49 am

        South Sudan made top 7 last year

      • Umari September 29, 2013 at 3:41 am

        I guess times are chaning as Miss Ghana almost took home the crown. South Sudan will soon be a reality. Darker girls are placing higher and higher in the Universe and World pageants and several have even won the titles. The world is becoming more deverse minded than some think. If we stop believing the color crap then it will stop existing.

  • Mademoiselle September 4, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Cote d’ivoire, cameroon, nigeria, uganda, south africa, botswana, equatorial guinea, gabon, ghana!!!
    See fine girls o! Wow. I should apply next year.

  • Lecker September 4, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    I wish Anna all the best, can’t help but notice Miss Cote D’Ivoire, and the lady with the cracked nail polish Miss Lesotho… no comment

  • katie September 4, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    wooo everyone is Beautiful buh…Botswana, Cameroon,Cote d Ivoire, Ethiopa,Gabon , Mauritius,Nigeria,south Africa and Tanzania are Gorgeous..Bella abeg Africa should Host Miss African Queen..

  • CarliforniaBawlar September 4, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Miss Ghana is fine/striking sha….and the Naija babe is aiite too (plus she ‘resemble’ Doris Simeon so nothing do her)…..Miss Gabon is a PYT, but most of the countries are either too oyinbo or just not ‘toosh’, hian. E.g. Miss South Sudan…she just needs proper polishing and she’ll be a force to reckon with.

  • meah September 4, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    with french fries and barbecue chicken as her fav meal, Anna aint gonna stay slim for long….

    Have fun all.

    • eesha September 4, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      LOL. Y evuls.

    • Bleed blue September 4, 2013 at 4:49 pm

      LOL! Not necessarily oh…I have had the same faves since I was a teenager and now I’m much older and I’ve had a kid, still staying rather slim…lucky metabolism somtin :)

  • meeee September 4, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    lesotho all the way!!!

  • Eugenia September 4, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Nigeria,south Africa and uganda….

  • Miss_Flygerian September 4, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Nigeria, Cote D’Ivoire, Angola, Ghana….daz all!!

  • e-bukun September 4, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    There are a few lookers here. Miss Cameroon, I must acknowledge for one. Miss Nigeria, Do you mean without a formal education one can’t be “anything” in life? That’s quite debatable, considering i’m not even sure what “anything” means. #2cents

    • waterchild September 4, 2013 at 4:58 pm

      Hmmm, where did you get the statement you attributed to Miss Nigeria, didn’t see “without formal education one can’t be “anything” in life”. Just saying.

      BTW, Miss Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gabon, Cote d’ivoire, Ghana. Guinea, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, S.A and Uganda re all smokin.!!!!!

      • e-bukun September 4, 2013 at 5:19 pm

        Er, the video under her profile? Which is why I didn’t put the phrase in quotations marks. She said without education, and so I assumed she meant formal education. Thus I asked for clarification.

      • waterchild September 4, 2013 at 5:22 pm

        okay didn’t watch the videos at first. my bad. *covers face*

  • kah September 4, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Miss Cameroon all de way,u rack gal

  • Lara September 4, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    WoW! Africa has vexed this year. I die if the winner of Miss World 2013 isn’t African. My hopes go out for Miss Cote D’ivoire, Miss Ethiopia and maybe Miss Tanzania…oh and Miss Namibia is soo eloquent it’s painful! Miss Cote D’ivoire too, in french. As for my own Miss Nigeria…hmm

    • Eddy2x4 September 4, 2013 at 8:29 pm

      you said it! We vex this year after how they robbed us last
      year. I’m not even going to go into my favourites because these
      ladies are making my head spin! Wowee!

  • princess September 4, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    just cant stop loving miss cameroon. she is sooo cute. miss ethopia is cute too

  • WendyHoopz September 4, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Equatorial Guinea should not even bother X__X

  • Glow September 4, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Miss Cameroon Tops!!! What a beauty!!! Go Girl!!!

  • WendyHoopz September 4, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Even Guinea and Guinea bisaau sef no try…choi!

  • Naija 4 Life September 4, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Zambia got some bad weaves..
    Hope she gets it fixed ASAP.

  • http://www.dprodigaldaughter.com September 4, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    WOW! So many gorgeous ladies, Good luck to all of them. Extra luck to Nigeria. lol
    dprodigaldaughter.com

  • Kikelola September 4, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    I am not feeling Miss Nigeria, she looks different from her pictures. Miss Cameroon is stunning. Miss Ghana is beauty and brains. I also like Miss Angola, Miss Equatorial Guinea and Miss South Sudan.

    I would love to see less weave and more of our local languages.

    Just wondering, has there ever been a black Miss South Africa?

    • Qongpo September 4, 2013 at 5:23 pm

      Yes we have had black Miss South Africa winners. The most recent ones are — 2005-2006, 2008 and 2010

    • lisa September 4, 2013 at 7:33 pm

      Exactly!!…that is what we call- ma tricki wo(in twi) -literally to mean – u have tricked me- peopl who look pretty from afar but not all that up close….@miss nigeria…and not eloquent too…sorry…better luck next time

      I am rooting for Namibia…very eloquent and sounds intelligent…her looks can be worked on

  • Concerned_Boyfriend September 4, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Ms Sudan embodies a true African beauty. She would go father in the competition.

  • solar September 4, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Gabon and Ghana are the truth! South sudan is striking

  • Benashmom September 4, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Beautiful young ladies. My favorites are; Ms. Ethiopia, Ghana and South Sudan.

  • dlapikin September 4, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Whys is there no vedo for miss cameroon?

  • t.c September 4, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Zambia nd lesotho folo too?

  • intheoverseas September 4, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Miss Gabon is so eloquent (although in French) and her aura is so happy!

  • BC September 4, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Restituta? What kinda name?
    Anna Banner and Miss Ghana all the way!!!

  • Milly September 4, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Sorry to my naija girl i will go with miss ghana beauty wit brain

  • Spicy September 4, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Miss south Sudan,I commend ur courage sha. U fly the
    African color. Wish u go far. Love uAnna

  • nancy September 4, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Anna banner all the way. She’s so pretty.

  • chi September 4, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    i will go with miss cameroon but miss ghana and miss ivory coast are not doing bad

  • Baker Street September 4, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    I love Miss Nigeria and i wish her the best. Nigerians should learn to appreciate their own hoha…

  • Araba September 4, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Frankly speaking, Ms. South Sudan is gorgeous, her complexion is so rich and her skin really glows.

  • kathy September 4, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    i go for my miss Cameroon she is gorgeous all the ladies look pretty. thumbs up for Africa

  • http://africansweetheart.blogspot.co.uk/ September 4, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Miss Gabon is super stunning. All beautiful girls though!

    africansweetheart.blogspot.co.uk/

  • tracey September 4, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    LOL…”SECTEMBER”?…ok ..okk

  • itsjustme September 4, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Miss South African & Miss Nigeria got my votes

  • itsjustme September 4, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    i had to check what the fuss was abt miss ghana…she is beautiful!! i like her the most! black beauty! black star! go girl

  • Anon September 5, 2013 at 12:47 am

    5’7 has to be a downside.

  • chichi September 5, 2013 at 1:15 am

    miss Cameroon is all that and a bag of chips..miss Nigeria
    is beautiful too…miss Ghana, gabon and sudan be killing it.. miss
    zambia is beautiful too but her ppl did her wrong big
    time..

  • Tosin September 5, 2013 at 2:23 am

    Heny yes. Some others are very lovely too.

  • beezprof September 5, 2013 at 2:31 am

    Everything sounds better in French, sigh. Good luck to them all, Africa is READY!!! With the likes of Miss Ghana, Miss Cote d’ivore and the cute Miss Gabon, i say bring it on!

  • SOLO ACT September 5, 2013 at 2:47 am

    south sudan is the prettiest! south AFRICA and their WHITE WOMEN! nawa oo! so there are no Fine correct south african woman? but lets be honest miss nigeria looks different in her vid and pic.

  • Cherubyy September 5, 2013 at 5:53 am

    Miss Botswana,Nigeria,South Africa & miss Tanzania are very pretty.

  • Babyface September 5, 2013 at 6:22 am

    Miss Cote’D Voire all the way please!!!!

    Anna Banner is the true definition of “Beauty without brains” …. Whatever happened to “cut! Take two”????? See her stuttering and sluring her words like an imbecile. Until Nigeria is ready to bring out a genuine queen to grace that crown, we’ll never win the miss world title again.

  • temtem September 5, 2013 at 6:56 am

    South Sudan, Ghana and Cameroon = STUNNING STUNNING STUNNING!

  • Eve82 September 5, 2013 at 7:47 am

    The South Sudan lady caught my eye. But I have to say that with what I’ve seen so far, Africa has at least a 75% of winning. Good luck and best wishes to all!

  • D September 5, 2013 at 8:34 am

    South Sudan all the way, that SKIN mehn!!! even if she doesnt win, she’s got a bright future in modelling

  • tessa September 5, 2013 at 9:03 am

    wow,wow,wow.That body for the South African babe is H.O.T. I say bring it home babe!!!!!!!!!! u got my vote!

  • Berry Dakara September 5, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Angola, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa are my faves.

    I didn’t watch the videos though.

  • Anon September 5, 2013 at 9:49 am

    I am from the East-side of Africa, I must say, Ghana….is a beauty!Wow…She stands out from everyone else. Good luck ladies!

  • Ready September 5, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Ahhh! Why na? See insult. But I don’t see Nigeria making it into the top 20 either.

    I’m Team Cote D’Ivoire. A quick word to Miss Zambia….Genevieve from 1998 Naija movies called, she wants her wack weave back. Why would you let anyone do that to you, homie?! Miss Guinea-Bissau, yeeahh..it’s not happening.

  • Ms sexy September 5, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Angolans, Angolans, Angolans how many x dd I call u guys, ur ladies r something else – soo pretty
    Naija babe is not looking bad either, the ladies this year r all beautiful, looking forward to Miss World contest
    Good luck to u all!

  • Ruby September 5, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Miss Cameroon, Angola and Ghana got my votes!!
    the Nigerian girl no try @ all

  • Olu September 5, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Miss Ghana sure stands out beauty and brains.miss naija na just face without substance

  • R2bees Rock! love the Nigga songs September 5, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Most are very pretty,what I don’t get is their height measurement..188 ft? Habba,not even Agbani who is very tall is up to that!

    • Eve82 September 5, 2013 at 1:45 pm

      It is centimeters. You can then convert to feet and inches. I think 180cm is about 5’11

  • Chyke September 6, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    I don’t know why you guys are saying Miss South Sudan is pretty. For goodness sake, she’s annoyingly dark and not pretty. She and Miss Lesotho shouldn’t have been there. Miss Angola, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Ghana are the best. South Africa isn’t bad too.

    • Teddy Bear September 8, 2013 at 12:51 am

      You know you’re about to get chewed out, right? “Annoyingly dark”? Really?!

    • Kiera Foxx September 29, 2013 at 12:58 am

      What is God’s green earth is annoyingly dark? You are the reason why many dark skinned sisters feel insecure about their skin color. You’re probably black yourself. Miss South Sudan is indeed striking. I wish her all the best. As for you Chyke, beauty comes in all shades, if dark skin is not your preference then keep your opinions to yourself and go watch Miss Switzerland World.

    • Umari September 29, 2013 at 3:48 am

      We are saying that South Sudan is BEAUTIFUL because that is what we believe. You stay in your reality and we will live in ours. BLACK-Black is BEAUTIFUL. Some of us believe that from our souls! To me… This girl looks like an Angel.

  • myHairmyBeautyNigeria.com September 6, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    My pick is Ms. Cameroon, she’s just gorgeous! there should be a Ms. Africa competition period, we’re sooo diverse and beautiful in our own way, which is amazing. I love Ms. South Sudan’s skin! very beautiful, it’s bad that some people can’t see that.
    Ms. Nigeria is just a cutie, but not sure this is the right competition for her.

  • myHairmyBeautyNigeria.com September 6, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Ms. Cote D’Ivoire is another good pick!

  • Pearl September 7, 2013 at 12:16 am

    Miss naija is very pretty, but not feeling her video. Don’t know why she can’t stand up and walk around like most girls in the video, talking about “I love to eat” smh.

  • kiki September 7, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Miss Nigeria is boring and personality @ all.

  • kiki September 7, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    no

  • nnn September 7, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Go South Sudan go! You are absolutely gorgeous and you articulate yourself very well! In spite of the rough history your country has, it is producing well-educated and brilliant women. No wonder you say “In every challenge there is a treasure.” I am Nigerian and I am really rooting for you. I am proud of you and your country. Wishing you win. Good luck!!!

  • Entle September 8, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Video of miss Botswana, Code d ivore , Ethiopia, Namibia, Ghana and South Africa shows readiness for the competition but the most Video I enjoyed is Botswana and Namibia,code d ivore its also Wow but in French didn’t understand it. Ghana poor sound u could have played at aleast music in the background -its also the best. Nigeria without education one cannot be anything in life , Most of us youth in Africa if not the world are faced with unemployment and we are in the street with degrees and still unemployed. I can’t deny it that education is not important but it does not SOLVE everything , its wisdom that gets us some where in life . its all about what you do about your life that can make you achieve your dreams. Most farmers are not educated but they successful and rich in their farming most millionaire are not educated but they have made it through business nd investing ,most singers are not educated such as Jay-Z but have made it through music. If you could have said made use of your God given talent. My Question is How will you help those Educated youth who are unemployed and are in the street and so stuck?

  • amarachi September 9, 2013 at 11:01 am

    I wish miss Nigeria all d best

  • Preci September 11, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Most of the AFRICAN Queens are really hot this year and my top Africans in this order are:Botswana
    Tanzania
    Ghana
    South Africa
    Cote d’ivoire- just saying. Good luck to all my fellow African Queens!

  • nene September 14, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    ms cote;voire hmmm sooo cute

  • myopnion September 16, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    miss Nigeria, pretty face but does she have a competitive edge? hmmmmmmm…… am thinking

  • amaka September 16, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Ms South Sudan for me……….She is just too pretty

  • Entle September 16, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Miss Botswana does it for me guys. While following the contest, for sure we are going to get surprises at the end of the contest. Go SouthAfrica, Namibia, CIV, ang wth capital letters B O T S W A N A!!

  • Aidish September 17, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Miss South Sudan ALL D WAY!!

  • nania September 21, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    miss cameroon is lying about her age. she is a 26year old woman not 22! even her agency profile said so before her winning the miss cameroon pageant! what kind of role model is she?

  • Umari September 29, 2013 at 4:03 am

    FYI Chyke: Some of us are saying that Miss South Sudan is BEAUTIFUL because that is what we believe! You stay in your reality and we will live in ours. The deepest Black is BEAUTIFUL. Some of us believe that from our souls! To me… This girl looks like an Angel.

  • Waleya September 29, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    FOR ME I CAN NEVER VOTE FOR ANYONE OF THESE MISS SO CALL AFRICAN QUEENS FOR ONE THING; THE HAIR, WHAT IS THE HELL WRONG WITH OUR HAIR THAT ONE HAS TO PUT ON THAT STRING TIED THING ON THE HAIR? STOP THE COLONIAL THINKING THAT STRAIGHT AND LONG IS THE ONLY BEAUTY

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