Miss Earth

Miss Earth 2020: Meet the delegates from Africa

Miss Earth 2020 will be the 20th edition of the Miss Earth pageant whose virtual coronation show will be aired on Sunday, November 29.

Since the pageant kicked off last September 21, the delegates who were split into four continental groups have been participating in several categories such as Earth Talk, Talent, Evening Gown, Beachwear, Sportswear, National Costume, and Interview with Netizens.

The preliminary judging that includes Beauty of Face; Fitness, Form and Poise; and Intelligence and Environmental Awareness will take place from October 29 until November 9.

Meet the delegates from Africa:

BURKINA FASO
Amira Naïmah Bassané

Age: 20
Height: 174 cm
Measurements: 34 in – 23 in – 36 in

“I am a very friendly person and quick learner. I see myself as a future CEO of my own company working on promoting my country’s tourism.”

CAMEROON
Danielle Chegue Wabo

Age: 27
Height: 175 cm
Measurements: 35 in – 24 in – 36 in

“I have been an ambassador for several associations. I come from a disadvantaged area, education and the connection with nature have been my doors out. That is why I have raised nearly $30,000 so far in support of education. I worked for almost 4 years in a male technical environment where I was the only girl, so I am also a fervent promoter of technical trades with women.

During 2 years with an association, we set up a garden in a university city. I also worked with associations in Cameroon and Ivory Coast for the construction of water wells for children, the implementation of biomass energy and the recycling of plastic bottles. Now I’m starting my own business.”

COTE D’IVOIRE
Aya Kadjo

Age: 24
Height: 164 cm
Measurements: 31 in – 27 in – 37 in

” I love to help other women to feel good about their body and their mind, so I created a page for them to talk about their journey that each of them can recognize themselves through these stories and rise together.”

GHANA
Emma Djentuh

Age: 26
Height: 180 cm
Measurements: 32 in – 25 in – 38 in

“I was a member of Girls Guide Association from infancy to my teen years. I’ve been appointed President of Hearts Menders Christian Organization for 9 nine years. It is an entity that helps the unprivileged in society usually making anonymous donations and grooming of young people.”

KENYA
Fridah Kariuki

Age: 23
Height: 163 cm
Measurements: 30 in – 24 in – 32 in

“I’m the founder of ‘Unbroken’ an all rounded women initiative that aims to inspire and empower young girls and women. Seeing my mother lose everything because she was a widow and underpowered was my motivation. I want women to realize that we are powerful and no one gives you power, you take it.”

LIBERIA
Robell Hovers

Age: 19
Height: 176 cm
Measurements: 34 in – 26 in – 39 in

“I am the only child with a single mother and I’m sort of a “tomboy” who loves chocolates.”

MAURITIUS
Nelvina Bakshya

Age: 24
Height: 174 cm
Measurements: 34 in – 27 in – 37 in

“I’m fond of cooking and usually trying new recipes.”

NIGERIA
Gwenivere Chioma Ifeanyieze

Age: 22
Height: 174 cm
Measurements: 35 in – 27 in – 38 in

“I love pets especially cats. Yes! It sounds weird in this part of the world but growing fond of this animal has taught me precision, beauty, overall body aura and carriage.”

REUNION ISLAND
Cloë Bienvenu

Age: 21
Height: 175 cm
Measurements: 35 in – 26 in – 38 in

“I like to go and discover the beautiful landscapes of my island.”

SIERRA LEONE
Nadia Adia Mansaray

Age: 24
Height: 191 cm
Measurements: 30 in – 27 in – 33 in

“I am a cheerful person, outgoing and very athletic.”

SOUTH AFRICA
Lungo Katete

Age: 23
Height: 165 cm
Measurements: 30 in – 22 in – 37 in

“I love learning about new cultures and different languages and so this year I am challenging myself to learn French.”

UGANDA
Priscillah Mary Mbabazi

Age: 22
Height: 165 cm
Measurements: 33 in – 28 in – 37 in

“I love adventure. Natures give me a calm breeze especially when I am deep in the forest or by a lake on my own with no noise at all. I always admire the beauty of the Earth.”

ZAMBIA
Muka Hamoonga

Age: 23
Height: 170 cm
Measurements: 32 in – 26 in – 34 in

“I am a fun loving person. I love to learn new things and progressive ideas whenever I can.”

ZIMBABWE
Tinokunda Moyo

Age: 24
Height: 165 cm
Measurements: 32 in – 26 in – 36 in

“I am a passionate young lady with a great zeal of becoming part of the development of my community and beyond. I have grown to become a fearless risk taker, a fast learner and I am very curious to learn more about other countries’ Environments, cultures and religions.”

Source: Miss Earth