This review is coming in abit late thanks to the forces of blogging conspiring to prevent it from going live.
Anyway, May the 19th saw us attending The Miss Kenya Press Release at The Hilton Hotel, Kenya.
It was an exclusive and intimate affair with the members of the Fourth Estate, sponsors and partners being the main guests.
These words from the Production Director of The Miss Kenya, Tony Chirah hit a spot with me.
The number of issues that need to be voiced at any one time anywhere in the world is unimaginable. Some attract the career of a politician to voice while others take the calling of religious people. Some develop into proportions that require elaborate programs to address; hence become causes. Beauty Queens are selected primarily to represent causes.
This year, the competition will be in three categories all under The Miss Kenya umbrella.
This has been made possible through License Acquisition as The Miss Kenya is a locally registered company giving it room to set criteria, crown queens, and send them out to foreign countries to represent Kenya in beauty pageants.
Miss Kenya – Earth: To champion activities that promote Environmental Conservation and protection of Mother Earth.
Miss Kenya – Grand International : To advance tourism through generation of goodwill using beauty as the tool
Miss Kenya – International: To promote cultural integration and cohesion among peoples of the world.
Also among their causes for this year is climate change under their #TwendeGreenInitiative.
This is in partnership with Climate Pal Ltd, an organization involved in Climate Change activities, which seeks to plant 10m trees in 10 years. A very worthy cause considering how our environment has been rapidly degrading causing fears of whether it will hold out for long.
The 2014 finalists will mentor the 2015 lot to ensure continuity and passage of pageant ideals.
There will also be ten young male models #KenyanGentlemen that will pillar the top ten ladies and will work side by side
with them for the reign period in a deliberate attempt to return men into mainstream pageantry and as a
statement of support to the women in this country.
REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE
A single Kenyan lady aged between 18 and 24 (never been married AND never given birth)
Height not below 5’6
Hips not exceeding 38 inches
Clear skin, nice set of teeth, confident, eloquent, well informed and interested in supporting a cause in advancing
Environmental Conservation, Cultural Integration and Cohesion, Tourism and Goodwill.
No crime history or known public embarrassment situations.
MISS KENYA 2015 PROGRAM
LAUNCH: Tuesday 19th May, 2015
APPLICATION: Online entry is open via
www.misskenya.org and physically at TONY CHIRAH
STUDIOS – Victoria House 3rd Floor, 301, next to Jade
Collections on Tom Mboya St until 10th June 2015
NATIONAL AUDITION: Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th
June, 2015 in Nairobi. Miss Kenya does only one National
Audition with no County preliminary contests
ORIENTATION: Sun 12 July, 2015 only for the
successful applicants that will be contacted before the date
TRAINING & CHOREOGRAPHY: Mon 13th July, 2015
CROWNING NIGHT: Sat 1st August, 2015
I have tried to put as much as I can but for more info visit their site link above.
Now to more photos 🙂