After a grueling pageant competition that included training and primping classes, 10 beautiful ladies were short listed to contest the Miss Kenya 2013. 23 year old Wangui Gitonga, a Linguistics student at German School emerged the winner.
Besides the beautiful crown, which she took over from the outgoing Miss World Kenya 2012 Shamim Nabil, Ms Wangui took home a Ksh1 Million.
Wangui who describes herself as humble and resilient could not believe the coveted crown was all hers and she couldn’t help but shed tears of joy. She explains that with her discipline and her newly acquired title she will try and help change lives for young boys and girls who are facing sexual exploitation across the country.
The 1st Runner-up was 21 year old Leah Tesfamariam, a first year International Relations student at Maseno University who took a cash prize of Ksh100,000 and the 2nd runner-up prize went to 21 year old Sophia Umwiza, a Mass Communication student at Multimedia University who took home a cash prize of Ksh50,000.
The other contestants were Ubah Musa, Tabitha Maina, Yvonne Amondi, Purity Michael, Paynette Nyawara, Janet Tianda and Alice Mutiso. Ubah Musa was crowned Miss Congeniality.