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Photos: All Winners of Miss Rwanda Beauty Pageant Since 1993

miss rwanda winners

Late Last month (January), the search for the beauty queen of this year’s edition of the most popular and biggest beauty pageant of Rwanda, Miss Rwanda came to an end. Over 37 girls from different provinces of the country participated in the contest that was won by the 20-year old Meghan Nimwiza.

Today, we bring you all the previous winners of Miss Rwanda Beauty Pageant since 1993.

2019 – Meghan Nimwiza

She is the reining Miss Rwanda, aged 20 years old. She was born and raised in Kigali by Mr Gaspard Ruvebana and Mrs Betty Basiime (her parents) and the first born in a family of three girls.

Nimwiza Meghan
Miss Rwanda 2019 Nimwiza Meghan

She holds strong passion for music, writing and reading short stories and dreams of becoming a great businesswoman in agriculture, with a bias towards application of ICT to improve agricultural productivity.

2018 – Lilliane Iradukunda

Lilliane Iradukunda
Miss Rwanda 2018 Lilliane Iradukunda

The 18-year old Liliane Iradukunda by then was named by the miss Rwanda 2018, after a tough with 19 others at the grand finale that was at Kigali Convention Center on the Saturday night of 24th February 2018. She is was born in 2000 and had represented the Western Province in the preliminaries.

2017 – Elsa Iradukunda

Born 25th March 1998 in Kigali, Elsa Iradukunda emerged as the winner of Rwanda’s biggest beauty pageant of 2017. She had represented Western Province.

Elsa Iradukunda
Elsa Iradukunda

She was also a senior six Graduate by then from King David Academy, Kigali having done and passed well the subjects of Literature, Geography and Economics in the National Exams.

2016 – Jolly Mutesi

Miss Rwanda 2016 Jolly MutesiThe 19-year old Jolly Mutesi by then was crowned Miss Rwanda 2016 during a colorful event at Kigali Grounds. She was a senior six graduate from King David High School and had represented the Southern Province in the Preliminaries.

2015 – Doriane Kundwa

Doriane Kundwa
Doriane Kundwa

Kundwa Doriane, a 19-year old by then was not only crowned as Miss Rwanda 2015 but also emerged as the fans’ favorite contestant from the beginning to the finals.

2014 – Colombe Akiwachu

Akiwacu Colombe
Akiwacu Colombe

Colombe Akiwachu, a 19-year old by then was crowned miss Rwanda 2014 during a colorful event held at Petit Stade in Remera, Kigali the Capital of Rwanda. She had represented the Eastern Province.

Other Winners of Miss Rwanda Include;

2012 – Aurore Kayibanda Mutesi

Miss Rwanda 2012 Aurore Kayibanda

2009 – Grace Bahati

There was long hiatus from 1993 until the year 2009 when Miss Grace Bahati took over the title of Miss Rwanda.

There was long hiatus until the year 2009 when Miss Grace Bahati took over the title of Miss Rwanda
Miss Grace Bahati

1993 – Dalia Uwera

Uwera Dalia was elected on 17th Dec.1993 to be Miss Rwanda 1994

Dalia Uwera
Dalia Uwera

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Written by Kalema Lawrence

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  1. kindly correct your story! the photo and names are different. for miss 2012 Aurore you gave the photo of Colombe, for miss 2016 Jolly you gave the photo of his first runner up Peace

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