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Miss Universe 2014: Meet the Gorgeous African Queens

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It’s that time again!

The Miss Universe pageant is gearing up for the 2014 grand finale that is set to hold at the FIU Arena in Miami, Florida on the 25th of January, 2015.

There are 10 African queens at the pageant (Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania, Angola, Egypt, Kenya, Gabon, Ethiopia and Mauritius).

These African beauties will be competing against 78 other women from other countries.

Apart from the Miss Universe crown, there will be a Miss Congeniality, Miss Photogenic and Best National Costume awards.

You can vote for your favourite at MissUniverse.com

Check them out!

Angola (2)Angola
Name: Zuleica Wilson
Age: 21
Hometown: Angola
Height: 5 ft 8 inAngola (1) Angola (3)


Egypt (1)

Egypt
Name: Lara Debbane
Age: 20
Hometown: Cairo
Height: 5 ft 9 inEgypt (2) Egypt (3)


Ethiopia (1)

Ethiopia
Name: Hiwot Mamo
Age: 24
Hometown: Addis Ababa
Height: 5 ft 7 in

Ethiopia (2) Ethiopia (3)


Gabon (1)

Gabon
Name: Maggaly Ornellia Nguema
Age: 22
Hometown: Libreville
Height: 5 ft 6 in

Gabon (2) Gabon (3)


Ghana (2)

Ghana
Name: Abena Appiah
Age: 22
Hometown: Accra
Height: 5 ft 9 in

Ghana (1) Ghana (3)


Kenya (1)

Kenya
Name: Gaylyne Ayugi
Age: 20
Hometown: Nairobi
Height: 5 ft 7 in

Kenya (2) Kenya (3)


Mauritius (1)

Mauritius
Name: Pallavi Gungaram
Age: 21
Hometown: Vacoas-Phoenix
Height: 5 ft 6 in

Mauritius (2)


Nigeria (1)

Nigeria
Name: Queen Celestine
Age: 22
Hometown: Lagos
Height: 5 ft 10 in

Nigeria (2)


South Africa (2)

South Africa
Name: Ziphozakhe Zokufa
Age: 22

South Africa (1) South Africa (3)


Tanzania (2)

Tanzania
Name: Nale Boniface
Age: 23
Hometown: Dar Es Salaam

Tanzania (1) Tanzania (3)

Photo Credit: Miss Universe

33 Comments

  1. Daizzy

    January 12, 2015 at 8:32 am

    If Miss Nigeria is 22 then I must be 18!

    • rocky

      January 12, 2015 at 11:35 am

      of course she can be 22……… am nt saying dhat she is

    • daryl

      January 23, 2015 at 4:19 am

      I not sure how old she is.
      Mt favorites are Miss Angola, Miss Nigeria, Miss Gabon, Miss South Africa. I hope Miss Angola will win , she is beautiful like all the rest of the girls.
      I hope to see more young women from Africa in Miss Universe one day.

  2. Viv

    January 12, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Are you kidding? My school is hosting the miss universe, I shall be there live then! Need to find where to purchase tickets that’s if it isn’t free, for students

  3. Miss_Flygerian

    January 12, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Angola has always produced stunning ladies so I’m not surprised at all. Miss Gabon and Miss Kenya are also beauties to behold.

  4. Foxtrot

    January 12, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Its refreshing to see that some of the African representatives have chosen to go natural – real hair! real nails!

  5. blow

    January 12, 2015 at 9:14 am

    ?……just comparing miss Nigeria wt the other gals @ first glance; of course we have no chance! Why can’t we send the best gal out there to represent us?

  6. Phebby

    January 12, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Angola , Gabon and Ghana. That’s all!

  7. mizzy

    January 12, 2015 at 9:43 am

    if deh wuld b judge by beauty alone, d Nigerian queen doesnt av a chance. al d best 2 dem sha

  8. Tina

    January 12, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Miss Nigeria looks out of place

  9. baby

    January 12, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Nigeria will win international beauty contest again when they present an ebony black beauty!

  10. Omo1

    January 12, 2015 at 11:34 am

    Miss Angola!

  11. Daisy

    January 12, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    Our rep with the over caked face and photo shopped portrait. Sigh

  12. Adunni

    January 12, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Miss Nigeria- Hometown, Lagos? She looks Igbo to me. I thought at this stage, they wouldn’t be using the states they represented at the local levels

    • troll 101

      January 12, 2015 at 3:23 pm

      Nawa for yu ooo. Does it matter what state she uses? I thought by this stage things like this shouldn’t matter. SayNoToTribalism

    • Olanma

      January 12, 2015 at 10:19 pm

      No one is saying it matters, but I get him/her, I’d rather people actually used their place of origin, rather than their place of residence. Yes, she’s representing Nigeria, but if a state is requested, I’d rather state of origin. Today people would rather claim their state of residence other than their stage of origin, same way people would rather claim where their born rather than their origin. I don’t get it, totally preposterous but to each his/her own.
      Anyway, may the best woman win.
      Miss. Gabon is a stunner!

    • Naveah

      January 12, 2015 at 4:33 pm

      What in the heck…she is representing NIGERIA to the world, what does it matter which tribe? Igbo, Urhobo, Tsikiri, Ishan or Anang, she is NIGERIAN representing NIGERIA at the Ms. Universe. This isn’t Ms. Nigeria where candidates represents the various states WITHIN NIGERIA therefore the tribal affiliation might come more into play. Quite frankly, if an Igbo girl was born and raised in Kaduna, why shouldn’t she be Ms. Kaduna? See, it’s all these semantics that have us where we are today! Someone with Ibibio ancestry can be born and raised in Lagos but can’t run for Lagos state gubernatorial elections because he or she is not Yoruba even if they are the most capable person for the job, even though they are more Yoruba than they are Ibibio.

      We will forever remain tattered and torn at the seams because all we see is tribe.

  13. Abena

    January 12, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Ghana Angola and Ethiopia reps!!das all i see

  14. karen

    January 12, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Angola, Gabon, Kenya, Ghana

  15. Anon

    January 12, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    The ladies from Ghana and Kenya are cute. I noticed they aren’t really tall. 5”6, 5’7, 5’8. The lady from Nigeria is 5’10 which is tall. She needs to do hairstyles to mask her hard features.

  16. TA

    January 12, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Miss Ghana and Kenya are so pretty. Wow

  17. Tunmi

    January 12, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Ms. Ghana and Ms. Kenya!!!!!!
    lol Ms. Egypt just made me think of Rupert Murdoch and his tweet that all the Egyptians he knows are white.

  18. kenitola

    January 12, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    am for the angola girl….she is a beauty.

  19. xty

    January 12, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Nigerians can never support their own jst full of negative comments but want what is best. U don’t lije ur selves or see ur self as a winner but u want pple to like u. Bad mouth n bad belle no go kill who na. Go to Miss universe site pple r supporting their country. U pple shld be ashamed of ur self.

  20. mrs chidukane

    January 12, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Miss Kenya is stunning! I love Miss Ghana’s hair

  21. tanonymous007

    January 12, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    There we go again…throwing yellow girls that have zero chance of winning in there. The naija chick is not dainty enough to win for us, I am sorry. Anyway. I am so glad most of the if not all of the other girls are dark beauties. Miss Angola is very stunning and has a great chance at getting into the top 10.

    • daryl

      January 23, 2015 at 4:23 am

      Yes, I do agree Miss Angola is stunning and beautiful and she should make the top 15, 10
      and top 5 . She is the one to win

  22. Anon

    January 13, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    How come nobody said anthing about Miss South Africa, She’s Stunning!

    • Naveah

      January 13, 2015 at 9:27 pm

      Well, you just did LOL

  23. Endowed

    January 14, 2015 at 3:35 am

    GORGEOUS! Good luck ladies :), I’ll be watching

  24. Meg

    January 14, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Ethiopia is stunning! Nigeria is okay, but I notice I trend in some of the other African countries-natural. These brave girls are being true to their heritage and I love it (I see you, Ghana). May the best girl win.

  25. Tosin

    January 15, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Any of these ladies could win it all, including Miss Lupita (Kenya)

  26. SisiLizzy

    February 4, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Africans are really reping, well apart from Miss Nigeria *rme*. Until we start to see the beauty in being African, we stand no chance! Take a look at the African ladies with their natural hair, so original, so unique!

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