Miss Rwanda 2020 Meet the Top 20 Finalists

03 Feb 2020 | Abigail Henry

Miss Rwanda 2020 pre-selection event was held in PSF Expo Grounds tent, Gikondo on Saturday, 1st February 2020, where out of fifty-four contestants, thirty-four contestants were eliminated from the ongoing Miss Rwanda 2020 contest and the Top 20 were progressed to the boot camp. The Top 20 contestants of Miss Rwanda 2020 progressing to the boot camp are:

Irasubiza Alliance

Nishimwe Naomie

Mutesi Denyse

Ingabire Gaudence

Ingabire Rehema

Musana Teta Hense

Kirezi Rutaremara Brune

Mukangwije Rosine

Ingabire Diane


Miss Rwanda 2020 Meet the Top 20 Finalists


Ingabire Jolie Ange

Mutegwantebe Chanice

Kamikazi Rurangirwa Nadege

Akaliza Hope

Umuratwa Anitha

Marebe Benitha

Teta Ndenga Nicole

Uwase Aisha

Nyinawumuntu Rwiririza Delice

Umutesi Denise

Umwiza Phionah


Miss Rwanda 2020 Meet the Top 20 Finalists


In a two-hour long session, each of the 54 contestants was looking to impress the jury while presenting their projects but 20 made the difference and were given green light to progress to the boot Camp. English and Kinyarwanda were remarkably the most dominant languages during the pageant pre-selection exercise. The divas were filled with confidence and eloquence as they proceeded to introduce with their projects on which they will work upon.

Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) TV presenters Luckman Nzeyimana and Martina Abera moderated the glamorous event switching between English and Kinyarwanda at both ends as the contestants showed off their catwalk skills on the runway. The event kicked off at 7:30 pm before an ecstatic crowd who were singing the names of contestants they were supporting.

A panel of judges made up of former Member of Parliament Marie-Agnes Mukazibera, The New Times' Managing Editor James Munyaneza, Miss Rwanda 2016 Jolly Mutesi, legendary Musician Mariya Yohana and economist Teddy Kaberuka, took their place on the bench. Unlike previous editions, the judges did not ask any question to the contestants but instead waited for them to explain their projects one by one and in a language of their choice and provide marks based on the potential of the project (40%), public speaking (30%) and audience impression (30%). Kigali is leading with the highest representation in the boot camp with eight contestants while the Northern Province has only one representative remaining in the ongoing beauty contest.

The 20 contestants will now go a one-week boot camp slated for 9th February 2020 at La Palisse Hotel Nyamata where they will spend ample time on their projects and civic education among other lectures. Miss Rwanda 2020, the 10th edition of Miss Rwanda, will host its coronation night on 22nd February 2020 at Kigali Convention Centre (KCC). Stunning beauties from all over the country will compete for the national crown and the opportunity to represent Rwanda in Miss World 2020. Reigning queen Miss World Rwanda 2019, Meghan Nimwiza will crown her successor at the end of the coronation night. The winner will walk away with a brand-new Suzuki Swift courtesy of Rwanda Motor and a monthly salary of Rwf 800, 000 from Africa Improved Food alongside other prizes from other sponsors.