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Kenya at major beauty pageants

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This is a list of Kenya's representatives and their placements at the Big Four international beauty pageants, considered the most important in the world.

Hundreds of beauty pageants are conducted yearly, but the Big Four are considered the most prestigious,[1] widely covered and broadcast by media.[2] The Wall Street Journal,[3] BBC News,[4] CNN,[5] Xinhua News Agency,[6] and global news agencies such as Reuters[7] and Agence France-Presse[8][9] collectively refer to the four major pageants as "Big Four" namely: Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International, and Miss Earth.[10][11][12]

The country has won one victory:

  • One — Miss Earth crown (2002 Assumed)

The Kenya franchise holders of the four major beauty pageants are the following:

  • Maria Sarungi Tsehai — Miss Universe Kenya for Miss Universe
  • Ashleys Limited – Miss World Kenya for Miss World
  • Tony Chirah – Miss Kenya for both Miss International and Miss Earth

Big Four pageants titleholders[edit]

Sweden has been represented in the Big Four international beauty pageants, the four major international beauty pageants for women.[3][13] These are Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Earth.[14][15][16]

Color key
  •      Miss Universe winner
  •      Miss World winner
  •      Miss International winner
  •      Miss Earth winner
  •      Ended as Runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalist, Semi-finalists or Quarter-finalists
YEAR MISS UNIVERSE MISS WORLD MISS INTERNATIONAL MISS EARTH
2021 TBA TBA Cindy Isendi
TBA
TBA
2020 x ↑ No Pageant Held Fridah Kariuki
Top 20
2019 Stacy Michuki Maria Wavinya
Top 12
x Susan Kirui
2018 Wabaiya Kariuki Finali Galaiya Ivey Midow x
2017 x Magline Jeruto
Top 5
x x
2016 Mary Esther Were
Top 6
Evelyn Njambi
Top 5
x Grace Wanene
2015 x Charity Mwangi Eunice Onyango
2nd Runner-Up
Linda Gatere
2014 Gaylyne Ayugi Idah Nguma
Top 11
x Linda Manani
2013 x Sherry Gitonga x x
2012 x Shamim Fauz Ali
Top 15
x Fiona Konchellah
2011 x Catherine Anyango x x
2010 x Natasha Metto
Top 25
Fiona Konchellah Miano Wangui
2009 x Fiona Konchellah x Catherine Muturi
2008 x Ruth Kinuthia x x
2007 x Catherine Wainaina x Volen Owenga
2006 x Khadijah Kiptoo Rachel Nyameyo Emah Madegwa
2005 Rachel Marete Cecilia Mwangi ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1960 in California, United States and then it was transferred in 1968 in Tokyo, Japan. Kenya send their first delegate in 2006)
Stella Marris Atieno Abungu
2004 Anita Maina Juliet Ocheng Susan Kaittany
2003 x Janet Kibugu Hazel Nzioki
2002 Julie Njeru Marianne Kariuki Winfred Omwakwe
1st Runner-Up/WINNER
2001 x Daniella Kimaru Aqua Bonsu
2000 x Yolanda Masinde
Top 10
↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 2001 in Manila, Philippines)
1999 x Esther Muthee
1998 x x
1997 x x
1996 x Pritpal Dhamu
1995 Josephine Mbatia x
1994 x Josephine Mbatia
1993 x x
1992 Aisha Lieberg x
1991 x Nkirote M'Mbijjiwe
1990 x Aisha Lieberg
1989 x Grace Chabari
1988 x Dianna Naylor
1987 Susan Kahumbu Sheila Kegode
1986 ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1952 in California, United States and then it was transferred in 1960 in Florida, United States. Kenya send their first delegate in 1987)
Patricia Maingi
1985 Jacqueline Mary Thom
1984 Khadija Ismail
Top 15
1983 x
1982 x
1981 x
1980 x
1979 x
1978 x
1977 x
1976 x
1975 x
1974 x
1973 x
1972 x
1971 x
1970 x
1969 x
1968 Josephine Moikobu
1967 Zipporah Mbugua
1966 x
1965 x
1964 x
1963 x
1962 x
1961 x
1960 Jasmine Batty
↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1951 in England, United Kingdom. Kenya sent their first delegate in 1960.)


× Did not compete
No pageant held

Pageant Placements Best result
Miss Universe 1 Top 6 (2016)
Miss World 8 Top 5 (2016, 2017)
Miss International 1 2nd Runner-Up (2015)
Miss Earth 2 Winner Star*.svg (2002 Assumed)
Total 12 1 TITLE

References[edit]

  1. Ornos, Riza (30 September 2013). "Philippines, Brazil And Venezuela: Three Countries To Win The Big Four International Beauty Pageants". International Business Times. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  2. Kanja, Kirstin (20 December 2019). "Beauty with a purpose: What it means to be Miss World, Miss Universe". Standard Media. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Jun, Kwanwoo (2003-12-03). "Lost in Storm's Debris: A Beauty Pageant". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  4. Amee, Enriquez (2 February 2014). "Philippines: How to make a beauty queen". BBC News. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  5. Cabato, Regine (27 January 2017). "How a country hosts a Miss Universe pageant". CNN. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  6. News, China (3 November 2018). "Myanmar's beauty queen to take part in Miss World pageant 2018 in China". Xinhua News Agency. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  7. News, Reuters (13 December 2013). "The Philippines earns another crown". Reuters. Archived from the original on December 22, 2015. Retrieved 14 December 2015. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. Joel, Guinto (13 March 2015). "PH Cinderellas 'duck walk' to world stage". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Agence France-Presse. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  9. Joel, Guinto (12 March 2015). "In beauty pageants, Philippines' modern day Cinderellas seize world stage". GMA News Online. Agence France-Presse. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  10. Vietnam, News (2008-10-08). "Những scandal của Miss World". Vietnam Express. Archived from the original on November 17, 2015. Retrieved 2016-09-11. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  11. Ibrahim, Lynda (2013-09-13). "The misses and missuses of the world". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  12. Lowe, Aya (2016-01-25). "Philippines' Miss Universe returns home, ignites dreams". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  13. Kenya, News (2011-07-15). "Beauty with scandals". Standard Digital News. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  14. Vietnam, News (2008-10-08). "Những scandal của Miss World". Vietnam Express. Archived from the original on November 17, 2015. Retrieved 2016-09-11. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  15. Ibrahim, Lynda (2013-09-13). "The misses and missuses of the world". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  16. Lowe, Aya (2016-01-25). "Philippines' Miss Universe returns home, ignites dreams". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 2016-09-11.

External links[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Miss Kenya
  • Miss Universe Kenya
  • Miss World Kenya
  • Miss Earth Kenya


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