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Caroline okwisia Top Model: Caroline Auma Okwisia from Moi University

My name is Caroline Auma Okwisia. I am Wanga from the clan of Abamwaka. I am 20 years old taking a bachelor degree in Economics at Moi University. I have worked with Eldoret Models and currently I am looking forward to work with the latest fish in town, Slique Events. I am confident of my beauty enhanced by my petite body.

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Sylvia Chitechi
Sylvia Chitechi from Wanga. Her penetrating eyes and poise is a statement of confidence and self assuredness. Is she Wanga's best?

Miss Wanga has justice in sight

Sylvia Chitechi is a 20-year old Wanga girl from the clan of Abaleka. She is a 3rd year law student at Moi University's School of Law. Besides modelling, her ultimate ambition is to bring justice to many Kenyans as a Lady Justice. She is currently managed by Eminent Models Agency of Eldoret. In her own words: "I am a proud Luyia, a Wanga to be precise and I would like to participate in modeling representing the Wanga people." She is so far the front runner. Is she or is she not the embodiment of Wanga women's natural beauty? Is there a more beautiful girl from Wanga? Let's hear from you by sending in your photos and profile. Contact editor@abeingo.org

Sylvia Chitechi Miss Wanga

Diana Nekoye Sifuna

Former M-Net Face of Africa, Diana Nekoye Sifuna is a hot potato. The top fashion model has hit the world catwalk stage with her original beauty made from her mother's hearth in Bukusu. She came close to winning Miss Bikini International 2010 pageant losing to Thailand's Thanjira Prapahan with Tartastan's Elena Iskakova coming in as 2nd run up.

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Diana Nekoye Sifuna was Miss Bikini 2010 1st run-up in a contest won by Miss Thailand with Miss Tartastan 2nd.
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Miss Commonwealth 2010, Doreen Khayanga Wasike with Abeingo Chairman, Juvenal Shiundu.
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Doreen Khayanga Wasike, the Miss Commonwealth 2010 posing with Awilo, a Nigerian artist.
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Doreen Khayanga Wasike - Miss Commonwealth 2010

Doreen Khayanga Wasike

Born in 1982 8th December in Nairobi Upperhill to Mrs Rosemary Wasike and Mr Simiyu Abiud Wasike of Kimilili Bungoma District, Khayanga Wasike is the 9th born in a family of 12 siblings (two brothers and 10 sisters). Raised in a humble Christian setting with parents who were involved in church activities (mother was a member of the All Saints Mothers Union and Webuye St Michael's Parish Mothers' Union) while the father was a staunch Anglican. This background quickly influenced Khayanga and her sister Ivy who joined the All Saints Cathedral Alfajiri choir in the year 2003. However she had to stop signing when she relocated to work at Moi University in Eldoret.

While she has been crowned with the Miss Commonwealth title to improve the quality of life globally, she believes charity begins at home and is very grateful for to her parents for nurturing her community involvement activities.

In Endebess area in Mt Elgon, Khayanga saw her parents dig a well for their home use ,however people round had to walk for long distance to fetch water and so Mr and Miss Wasike let the nearby population fetch water from this well ,making it more of a community well. This spirit of sharing and assisting the underprivileged was quickly passed on and she endeavored to help by joining the Kenya Scouts Association, Jamhuri Rover crew here she found people with similar interests (promoting quality of life globally) meanwhile her sister Ivy joined the Kenya Girl Guides Association which also aims at promoting quality of life for the girl child and women across the world.

Under the Kenya Scouts Khayanga assisted in mentoring young teenagers and youths during camps and other activities held at Rowallan camp, its through this that she was elected assistant Rover crew in the Jamhuri rover crew, the Jamhuri Rover crew also watched out for the environmental challenges and planted trees under the Total eco challenge project and they won the bronze award in 2003, however she had to step down again after relocating to Moi University in Eldoret as a member of staff.

On the side of creativity and fashion, Khayanga was a finalist of ford supermodel search in 2002 with lyndsey McIntyre of Surazuri. Today with her new crown.Khayanga believes in Kenyans and Africans as a whole and is targeting development in Endebess area in Mt Elgon and interiors of Mayanja in Kimilili, she believes this areas need basic necessities like clean drinking water and this can be availed by digging bow holes instead of the locals having to walk for mile to fetch water in the river.

Meanwhile on the international scene, Khayanga is working with the other beauty queens under the commonwealth countries and Friends of the Commonwealth to promote quality of life by empowering children, youth and women because she believes this are the key determiners of development within a country, continent and globally.

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Just how does she intended do this. She believes knowledge and information is power and therefore she plans to work with existing channels to promote philanthropic issues and where the channels are nonexistent they shall be created. On beauty and fashion she believes that beauty is synonymous with women and she w ants to promote beauty for philanthropic purporses, just like football clubs for men, women believe in beauty pageants, fashion and design shows, beauty magazines like Vogue and True Love, you name it! and salons and that’s is why the beauty and cosmetics industry is the third leading in the world.

Khayanga Doreen Wasike 28 was on 30th October 2010 crowned Miss Commonwealth International – Africa, at a pompous Commonwealth International Cultural and Charity Evening TV- Special Showcase (CICCETSS) ceremony held at the Milton Keynes’ Stantonbury Campus Theatre beating a bevy of beauties drawn from various countries to the title. Doreen is from the Bamoyayo clan while her mother is from Basombi clan.

Miss World
New Miss World 2009, Kaiane Aldorino of Gilbraltar and her predecessor, Ksenia Sukhinova of Russia.
Miss Gilbraltar wins Miss World '09

Dec 14 2009
Miss Gibraltar, Kaiane Aldorino, has won the coveted crown as Miss World 2009, triumphing out of 112 beautiful and talented young women in the 59th Miss World Final from Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, City of Gold. Ksenia Sukhinova crowned her successor.

Miss Uganda 2009
Miss Uganda 2009, Maria Namiiro was the best performing East African entrant in the Miss World 2009 Beauty Pageant coming 44th overall in the swimsuit category. She is seen here posing by the poolside in a Johannesberg hotel. Miss Namiiro also made headlines in South African press as the only contestant to kneel before South African president, Jacob Zuma in a traditional Ugandan female salute.
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Is the Leso or kanga the runaway favourite fashion item for East African women? These beauties on the left certainly think so or look it. The Tanzanian duo were modelling during the Swahili Fashion Week in Dar es Salaam on November 5, 2009.

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Yolanda Masinde as Miss Kenya 2000. It may be a while since she won the coveted beauty title and represented Kenya at Miss World Beauty pageant, but for Abeingo community she is still ours to keep for ever. Her smile radiates pure simplicity that charmed the judges but this big hearted woman from Luhya land is an inspirational role model for young girls across the country.
Miss Universe 2009
Miss Universe 2009 is Stefania Fernandez from Venezuela.
Miss Venezuela wins Miss Universe 2009

By Hannah Strange, Aug 23 2009
In Venezuela, beauty pageants are big business. In the country's many beauty schools, vast sums of money are spent on training and transforming hopefuls with an almost military dedication. On Sunday night, that effort paid off once again as Stefania Fernandez of Venezuela was crowned Miss Universe, assuming the title from her compatriot Dayana Mendoza to add to the country's record of the most international pageant wins in history. The triumph of Ms Fernandez, who is 5ft 10in and aged 18, makes Venezuela the first country to win the title two years running and takes the beauty-obsessed Latin American nation to within touching distance of its next pageant goal - to take the record for the most Miss Universe victories from the US, which is one title ahead. More...

Miss Tanzania 2009
Miss Tanzania 2009 is 21 year old Illuminata Wize of the Sukuma tribe, the only representative from East Africa at the Miss World Beauty Pageant held in Bahamas. Kenya was listed as a participant but Miss Kenya was missing.
Winnie Adah Omwakwe Bunyore beauty conquers the earth

By our reporter, Aug 21 2009
Winfred Adah Omwakwe from Bunyore is the only Kenyan woman to have won a major world beauty pageant. She was crowned Miss Earth 2002 dislodging the reigning queen, Dzejla Glavovic of Bosnia & Herzegovina. Miss Winnie as she is popularly known, is the first black representative and first from the African region to hold the Miss Earth title. She is also the first woman from Kenya to hold a major international beauty pageant title when she formally succeeded Džejla Glavović of Bosnia & Herzegovina as Miss Earth 2002. Glavović was stripped of her title for failing to fulfill her duties. She has previously been crown Miss Toursim Kenya and was runner-up in Miss Universe Kenya representative in 2002. She is a physio by training having graduated from the Institute of Health Care Management in Nairobi. - From the editor: Do you know Winnie? What is she doing now? Email editor@abeingo.org

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Made in Bunyore: The smile that charmed the judges at the Miss Earth Beauty Pageant in Manila, Phillipines to win Winnie Adah Omwakwe Miss Earth 2002 title. More...
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Miss Uganda UK 2009 winner is Maria Namiiro, 20 (left).


Miss Kenya UK 2007 winner is Caroline Nyakila, 25 (right)

Miss World 2009 will take place on Sat 12 Dec 2009 in Jo'burg, South Africa.


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2008: Vicky Njoki of Kenya (left)

2006: Brenda Akot of Uganda now a fashion designer (right)

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Miss Kenya 2008 in Shanghai, China on the catwalk during the Miss Universe Beauty Pageant.

Maureen Nyakaira of Uganda (right), winner of the 2007 Miss East Africa UK Beauty Pageant held in London. She followed the footsteps of her country woman, Brenda Akot who won in 2006 against hot competition from Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Somalia, Burundi.
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Miss Kenya USA 2008 studying medicine

Twenty three years ago, Victoria Njau (above) was born to a Luo mother and a Kikuyu father, but only got a chance to be raised by her mother. She is a student at Texas University majoring in pre-med subjects biology and business administration and hopes to enrol in medical school..






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miss kakamega wins miss kenya UK And the winner is...

Full line up of Kenyan beauties who participated in Miss Kenya UK Beauty Pageant 2005. From left: Miss Kiambu, Miss Thika, Miss Kisumu, Miss Naivasha, Miss Tsavo, Miss Kakamega and Miss Nairobi. Miss Kakamega, Loice Shinaka impressed the judges with her poise, beauty and intelligence thereby winning the coveted title. The 24-year old Loice (now 29) also won Miss Africa Essex the previous year. Beauty is in KK.

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Beauty from Eshieywe beats them all

Loice Shinaka from Kakamega burst into the beauty scene with this magnificent display of Luhya beauty during the second Miss Kenya UK 2005 Beauty Pageant held in London. The event which was organised by Sacoma attracted Kenyan beauties from Kikuyu, Luo, Taita and Coast. Sacoma has since teamed up with Pauline Long to launch Miss East Africa. CLICK HERE to view East African beauties.

Pure inspiration. Keep the tradition

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By Shad Bulimo

Twenty-two year-old Dorisilla Andenyi Anjalo was born on May 3, 1985 in Nairobi. She comes from a family of six girls and one boy. Her parents are the late Pastor Abednego Anjalo and Kusa Anjalo. She hails from Ebukanga in Bunyore. Andenyi beat 6000 African girls to earn a coveted place in the finals of M-Net Nokia Face of Africa Beauty Pageant held in Sun City, South Africa in August, 2006, first Kenyan to do so. The only other Kenyan contestant was Gertrude Ogada who was eliminated in the primary rounds. Although Andenyi did not win, she was among the top ten finalists who survived the grueling elimination shows spanning several months to reach the top. Ms Venatia Otto of Namibia was took the crown of Nokia Face of Africa 2006.

Others in the top ten were Kea Basima (Botswana), Sandra Bigirimana (Burundi), Mirash Davis (Ghana), Catherine Hemans Yankey (Ghana), Ishioma Onyebo (Nigeria), Melody Zulu (SA), Mulenga Mubanga (Zambia) and Munira Namakula (Uganda). Although disappointed, Andenyi says she has learnt a lot from the experience and is determined as ever to become Africa’s next top model ready to grace the catwalks of London, Paris, Milan and New York. But first, she has a university degree to complete.
“I know I want to become an international model, but my education comes first,” she says.
The search for Africa’s next Supermodel started in February 2006, as the Nokia Face of Africa scouting team traveled the continent, visiting 12 countries and seeing over 6 000 contestants.

Mum, Kusa Anjalo Kusa Anjalo

Likes and dislikes:

Famous words: ''Only when you truly believe in yourself will others truly believe in you.''
Favourite dish: Ugali and fish
Favourite sport: Swimming and tennis
Current Occupation: Student at United States International University in Nairobi.
Favourite designers: Sue Muraya of Kenya, Happiness of Tanzania, Chloe and Alexander McQueen of UK: Her Inspiration: "My Mum"

The face that conquered the world in Miss Nokia Africa Beauty Pageant

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Striking the pose in seasonal colours

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All pinky and wild

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Sexy in an advert

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