How Miss Rwanda 2015 contest went down

Doriane Kundwa, Miss Rwanda 2015 (C) with the two Runners up

Doriane Kundwa, Miss Rwanda 2015 (C) with the two Runners up

Doriane Kundwa was crowned Miss Rwanda 2015 in front of exuberant audience last Saturday at Kigali Serena hotel, in Kigali, Rwanda.

The 19 year-old Northern Province beauty queen tussled it out with 15 other contestants and eventually emerged victorious.

Kigali City’s Vanessa Raissa Uwase and Lynca Akacu Uwse from the Eastern Province were first and second runner up respectively.

Ms Kundwa went through three rounds of questioning and catwalks amidst joyous fans present at the captivating event and watching it live on their Television sets.

Kundwa was first voted by judges as Miss Popularity among the five finalists. She beat  contestants Mutoni Balbine, Lynka Akiwacu, Ntaringwa Mutoni Phionah and Uwase Raissa Vanessa.

Rwanda the beautiful

Rwanda the beautiful

 

Although fans were first disappointed by the poor system at Serena Hotel, eventually everything was under control and the colorful cultural event went down seamlessly.

Miss Rwanda 2015 contest lit up social media especially Twitter and Facebook. For almost six hours, fans in Rwanda and in the Diaspora followed and talked about the merry event minute by minute until the very end.

Among the prizes, Miss Rwanda 2015 went home with a brand new Suzuki SX4 courtesy of Coge Bank, a monthly salary of $1,000 every month for the duration of her reign by from the telecommunications company Airtel, and many more prizes including free tickets to travel abroad with her manager.

Miss Rwanda beauty pageant is organized by the Ministry of Sports and culture in partnership with Rwanda Inspiration Backup Ltd. The latter has always faced backlash for poor organization the yearly event.

Over Rwf 130 million was pumped into Miss Rwanda 2015 competition to make it look more international but still preparations did not pass without criticism.

Exuding confidence

Exuding confidence

 

Drive testing her prize machine

Drive testing her prize machine

Miss Rwanda competition was first initiated in 2009 as Bahati Grace walked away with the crown.  Aurore Mutesi (Miss Rwanda 2012) and Colombe Akiwacu (Miss Rwanda 2014) are other previous winners.