Most of the countries allover the the world annually organize a national beauty and fashion contest that sees a number of hot girls contesting to be crowned the beauty queens of their respective countries and there by representing them in the World’s biggest beauty pageant, Miss World.
Depending on the organization, there is no doubt that Miss Rwanda is not only the country’s leading annual beauty pageant but also one if not the biggest in the East African Region.
Since 2014, Miss Rwanda Contest has always been happening in the month of January every year, organized by Rwanda Inspiration Backup ed by Dieudonne Ishimwe.
Prior to that, Miss Rwanda was organized by Mashirika Performing Arts and Media Company, in 2012, and by telecom
company Rwandatel, in 2009. It was first organised, however, by Partners International in December 1993.
The Selection Process
The selection of the beauty queens from which Miss Rwanda is selected involves tours in four provinces of the country,
and the capital city of Kigali to get five contestants in each, who would then go through a mini-camp before heading to the semi-finals.
At the semi finals, out of 25 girls, 10 girls are eliminated following strict rules and guidelines. The remaining 15 girls then head to a two week boot camp that further leads to the grand finale.
The contestants are put to different challenges out of which judges decide the winners based on the ability to become a role model and a compelling figure that actively contributes to the country’s social and cultural progress.
Since 2016, the Winner of Miss Rwanda represents the country in the Miss World, a world-class beauty pageant.