All about Miss World Rwanda 2021 Ingabire Grace

07 Apr 2021 | Priya Bhardwaj

Ingabire Grace is all set to represent Rwanda at the 70th edition of Miss World in Puerto Rico. She was crowned Miss World Rwanda 2021 on 20th March at the Intare Conference Arena. The stunning national event was broadcast live on Rwanda Television, KC2 and on YouTube.

Ingabire was born on 11th November 1995 in Kigali, Rwanda. She is a University graduate with a Major in Dance, a concentration in Globalization, Philosophy and Psychology. She was definitely shocked when she was announced the winner in a tense final minute of the finale.

From contemporary dancer to Miss Rwanda 2021, Ingabire not like others simply because of the crown she is carrying on her head. Since her childhood, Grace is passionately a contemporary dancer. She started learning to dance on her own due to unavailable dance trainers until when she joined high school. Grace is always practicing dance at home, school, or elsewhere. During contests, she shows that she loves to dance, and emphasizes that dancing is more than fun or entertainment for her.



Grace’s social media is the embodiment of her love for dance where its written, “Dance is the hidden language of the soul. I love dancing a lot and I truly believe there is more dance than just entertainment.”

Grace is the epitome of beauty with brain. Her academic qualification is also strong as she studied her primary studies at Kigali Parents School. She continued her ordinary level at Nu-Vision High School and in Advanced Level she studied at Gashora Girls Academy where she developed her dancing talent. In May 2019 she graduated from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine State, USA where she got a bachelor’s degree in Dance Choreography, Philosophy, and Psychology.  

In November 2019, Grace started working on a project called 'Ikiringo' meaning happiness while working with Benedico Consulting company. Her project aims to promote local dances including Ikinyemera, Ikinimba and other African dances.

Other than her achievements, Grace worked an internship in the Ministry of commerce (Minicom) while she was studying at Bates College in 2016 and Rwanda development Bank (BRD). Ingabire is the 11th Miss Rwanda since 1993 but is the 10th according to the new format under the organisation of Rwanda Inspiration backup.



As the winner, Ingabire will get a monthly allowance of Rwf 800,000 and a brand new Hyundai Creta 2021, worth Rwf35 million. Hyundai Rwanda was one of the sponsors.

She will also work as the brand ambassador of Africa Improved Foods, one of the pageant’s partners, in different initiatives and campaigning during her 12-month reign, full scholarship offered by the University of Kigali, free fuel for a full year, courtesy of Merez Petroleum, internet for a full year offered by KOPA TELEC and other many other allowances including aesthetic treatments and salon care for a full year.

The grand finale was not attended by the public due to COVID-19 guidelines. Up to 9 contestants got awarded in the most impactful Miss Rwanda in history, with at least 9 titles up for grabs and the top 20 being eligible for a scholarship. After her crowning, Ingabire Grace was joined on stage by previous winners Miss Rwanda 2017, Iradukunda Elsa, Miss Rwanda 2018, Iradukunda Liliane, Miss Rwanda 2019, Nimwiza Meghan and Miss Rwanda 2020, Naomie Nishimwe.

Do you think she can win Miss World?