Former beauty queen Juliet Ibrahim launches Miss Africa International

11 Jan 2019 | Camilla Suarez

It is a very proud moment to see former beauty queen contribute to the development of the pageant world. Such is the initiative taken by Juliet Ibrahim, who has very recently announced the launch of her pageant brand Miss Africa International. the pageant is said to be a franchise of Miss International beauty pageant which was initiated in the United States. This pageant is one of the Big 4 beauty pageants which was initiated in the United States in 1960.

The maiden edition of Miss Africa International will be launched in March this year and as per the information is given on the organisation’s official site, it aims to “stage young women from different countries in Africa to compete for the crown and represent their country and Africa at the world competition.” The site further continued, “The international competition will give each contestant the opportunity to learn about customs and family life in other countries, along with the chance to share her beliefs and make new friends during the entire week of activities leading up to two exciting evenings of competition.”


Former beauty queen Juliet Ibrahim launches Miss Africa International


The main aim of this pageant is “To make a difference” and to “showcase single women, who are 19 to 30 years old by July 1st of competition year, and are a citizen of the country that they represent.” The judging criteria of the pageant were also given along with the above-mentioned information which said, “Each contestant competes in Interview Competition which is valued at 40% of their total score, Evening Gown, valued for 20%, Fitness Wear for 20%, and Fun Fashion Wear 20%. Each contestant has the opportunity to select a platform of her choice, that she spends the year promoting.”

Miss International 2018 saw two African countries make a significant mark during the finale, as Miss International South Africa 2018 Reabetswe Sechoaro was awarded the position of 2nd runner-up to the winner along with winning the title of Miss International Africa 2018 in the Continental Queens segment. Another African delegate who made a mark in the finale was Miss International Curaçao 2018 Diona Angela who won the award of Miss Perfect Body in the Special Awards segment.


Former beauty queen Juliet Ibrahim launches Miss Africa International


It is safe to say that Africa has been doing well in this pageant and the aspirants of this prestigious title will be more than happy to receive extra training and guidance before representing their respective nations in Miss International to be held later this year. Kudos to Juliet Ibrahim for taking such a huge initiative to bring the continent of Africa into the front line in the pageant world!

For more information regarding Miss Africa International, visit the organization's official website.