Ghanaian crowned initial 'Miss Africa Continent'

Barefoot, wearing normal costumes including animal censor skirts and elaborately beaded headdresses, a contestants strutted a theatre before Ghanaian Rebecca Asamoah was crowned a initial ‘Miss Africa Continent’.

The 24-year-old dental hygienist kick 11 finalists drawn from an strange list of 40 contestants from opposite a continent in a initial manifestation during Johannesburg’s Gold Reef City casino on Saturday night.

Runner-up was Michelo Malambo of Zambia, while South Africa’s Jemimah Kandimiri was placed third.

The swimsuit foe was also a depart from a beauty foe norm, with contestants wearing black t-shirts and parsimonious shorts while dancing barefoot to song such as “Africa” by Mali’s mythological afro-pop musician Salif Keita.

The manifestation is a mind child of South African film writer Neo Mashishi, who says it aims to commission immature African women.

“This is a initial ever Miss Africa Continent,” pronounced Mashishi, adding that it had been 5 years in a making.

“This is about Africa, we are offered Africa to a world, and we are unapproachable to be Africa”.

“The approach all was finished was African, we didn’t obey anything from Miss Universe, or Miss World,” he said.

Asamoah, who wore braids, entered a theatre in a normal Ghanaian Ashanti gold-coloured beaded climax and afterwards returned in a dusk dress done from a country’s heading kente cloth.

She walked divided with a extend to investigate business government during Monash university in Johannesburg.

Runner adult in a 2015 Miss Ghana competition, Asamoah pronounced she wanted to see immature people assistance uplift a continent.

“There are a lot of things to be bound in Africa – water, education, environmental issues,” she told AFP.

“My categorical regard is a empowerment of youths… so we can work palm in palm and put a continent in a best place it should be.”

In a weeks using adult to a event, a 12 finalists embarked on a array of pre-pageant activities, including display off their culinary skills in cooking normal dishes from their local countries.

Ultimately, a organisers wish to engage a continental body, a African Union, “so a leader can play a purpose in fortifying Africa”and spearhead campaigns to quarrel Africa’s woes such as malaria, misery and xenophobia.

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