Sharon Obara was on Saturday, August 28 crowned Miss World Kenya 2021 in a pageant event held at the Trademark Hotel.
The huge event was graced by government officials, dignitaries, invited guests and former beauty queens.
Sharon competed with other fifteen contestants to take the Miss World Kenya crown from last year’s beautiful Maria Wavinya.
The colourful event involved many activities including the contestants showcasing their talents and performing for the crowd.
When her name was called out as winner by Mr and Miss World Kenya franchise director Mrs Terry Mungai, Sharon burst into tears of joy.
Sharon Obara while speaking, promised to make use of her position to advocate for mental health awareness.
In 2019, Ms Maria Wavinya was crowned Miss World Kenya, and finished 12th at the Miss World finals in the United Kingdom.
Due to the Covid pandemic, the pageant could not be held in 2020 and Wavinya’s stay in the Miss World Kenya office was extended.
Speaking in the pageant event, ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru promised that his ministry would support the youth.
The Cabinet Secretary was also celebrating his birthday in the same day.
“Being my birthday today, there was no other place I would have loved to be than to be here to witness the beauty we have as a country. When I took over the ministry, I promised to champion for the welfare of the youths and I have been doing that by supporting various youth initiatives and projects such as this pageant. Kenya has the most vibrant youth in the continent as you saw the other day when we won the U-20 World Athletics Championships. This is the way to go,” Mucheru said.
Having won the Miss World Kenya crown, the journey has just began for Obara. The reason is that, she will represent the our country at the Miss World finals in December in Puerto Rico.
She will be competing for the global title alongside 141 contestants and stand a chance to win KSh 10 million.
Miss World Kenya 2021, Sharon Obara walked away with a whooping KSh 250K which was set aside as prize for the winner.
The first runner up Chanton Kwamboka was awarded KSh 150K while the second runner up Mary Kwamboka, walked away with KSh 70K.
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