Get to Know The Beauty Queens Representing Africa at Miss Universe 2021

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The 70th edition of the Miss Universe pageantry will hold on December 12, 2021, in Eilat, Israel. Andrea Meza, the current Queen, who is from Mexico, will crown her successor on stage.

The event will be hosted by American television presenter Broderick Stephen Harvey. This edition will see the return of countries that could not participate in the previous edition. These are Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Sweden, and Turkey.

Recall also that some African countries like Nigeria, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Morocco Kenya, Namibia, Sierra Leone, and Tanzania could not participate in the 69th edition of Miss Universe due to the pandemic.

However, as the countdown to the semifinals of Miss Universe 2021 progresses, let us take a look at the African beauty queens representing the continent on the international stage.

Shall we? Scroll Further…

Maristella Okpala

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Country: Nigeria
Age: 28
Instagram: Maristella Okpala

What to Know:

  • She has a collection of fridge magnets. She gets new magnets in every country I visit, so currently, she has over 30.
  • She is a flight attendant with Emirates Airline and has travelled to over 40 countries.
  • She used to be a football player when she was in college.

Michèle-Ange Minkata

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Country: Cameroon
Age: 27
Instagram: @Michèle_Ange_Minkata

What to Know:

  • She started school at a very young age and she was always the youngest in the class.
  • She was a tomboy all through her teenage years.
  • She record songs during her free time and a self-taught guitar player.

Silvia Naa Morkor Commodore

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Country: Ghana
Age: 26
Instagram: @naa_morkhor

What to Know:

  • She was always the tallest student in class throughout her basic education.
  • She is a wedding event planner and have always hoped to have her wedding in space one day.
  • She is the first woman from her hometown to be crowned Miss Universe Ghana.

Latela Mswane

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Country: South Africa
Age: 24
Instagram: @latela_mswane

What to Know:

  • She is a proud Zulu woman.
  • She can do flamenco dancing.
  • Her real name is is Lalela Umkhosi Wephaseka – being born over Easter, it means “listen to the commemoration of the Passover”.

Anne Murielle Ravina

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Country: Mauritius
Age: 26
Instagram: @annemurielleravina

What to Know

  • She has been featured on CNN TV Network as one of the most inspirational young African women, alongside Zozibini Tunzi, Miss Universe 2019.
  • She is the first woman from her family to graduate from a university and also, the first woman from her native island Rodrigues to compete at Miss Universe.
  • She speaks three languages fluently and she is thinking of learning a fourth language!

Martina Mituy Avomo

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Country: Equatorial Guinea
Age: 19
Instagram: @chelseamituy

What to Know:

  • She is studying petrochemical engineering and acting as a caregiver for the elderly in a nursing home.
  • She speaks Spanish and French.
  • She ha traveled to Spain, Cuba, Cameroon, and Gabon

Chelsi Shikongo

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Country: Namibia
Age: 24
Instagram: @chelsi_shikongo

What to Know:

  • She was an award-nominated standup and social media comedian.
  • She was named after the late Chelsi Pearl Smith who won Miss Universe 1995 in Namibia.
  • She raised $22,000 in 48 hours.

Roshanara Ebrahim

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Country: Kenya
Age: 28
Instagram: @roshanara_love

What to Know:

  • She is the first Kenyan to have won the Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss Supermodel titles in her country.
  • She set the judicial precedent for the right to digital privacy against revenge porn in Kenya.
  • She loves that she has the esoteric wisdom of a sage at her age.

Kedist Deltour (African in Diaspora)

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Country: Belgium (Born in Ethiopia)
Age: 24
Instagram: @kedist_deltour

What to Know:

  • Her real name Kedist means Light and Hope.
  • She was born in Ethiopia and adopted when she was 10 years old.
  • She survived a bomb attack in her town in Ethiopia.


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