SANYA CITY, China – Miss Uganda, Quinn Abenakyo has been crowned Miss World Africa after she made it to the top 5 at the World’s oldest running international beauty pageant.
Miss World pageant brings together beauty from queens all over the world.
Other beauty queens in the top five at 68th edition of the Miss World pageant include; Miss Mexico, Vanessa PONCE DE LEON (Miss World America), Miss Uganda, Quinn ABENAKYO (Miss World Africa), Miss Jamaica, Kadijah Robinson (Miss World Caribbean), Miss Belarus, Maria VASILEVICH (Miss World Europe) and Miss Thailand, Nicolene Pichapa LIMSNUKAN (Miss World Asia and Oceania)
For the final five, it had to come down to how well you answered a pre-recorded question from a former winner, as relayed off a huge screen. A total of 13 judges would decide who best answered her question, the key to winning the crown.
Abenakyo, was asked what unique quality she would add to the Beauty with a Purpose cause.
Question: “During my year, I combined my passion for singing with my Beauty with a Purpose project. What unique quality would you bring to Beauty with a Purpose?”
Response: “Good evening everyone. I am very passionate about cooking. I believe one can show the love they have for everyone through food. My Beauty with a Purpose is fighting teenage pregnancies. We can all come together and help, but we can also do this through food because when we all come together, we share ideas, we generate ideas. Just like the Miss World family, we were able to come up with different ideas to solve problems in our countries. Thank you.”
It was the 90-second delivery of her Beauty with a Purpose project that had seen her into the Top 30 at the expense of Argentina’s Soto.
Although she missed out on this year’s top crown, with Mexico’s Vanessa Ponce taking it, Abenakyo won the continental crown by beating Mauritius’ Murielle Ravina to clinch Miss World Africa.
Abenakyo will be part of the Miss World 2019 Beauty with a Purpose tour – on top of several other opportunities.