Ingabire Grace crowned Miss Rwanda 2021

22 Mar 2021 | Angelique Reyes

The organization of Miss Rwanda hosted the colourful grand coronation for Miss Rwanda 2021 on 20th March 2021 at Intare Conference Arena with keeping all the necessary covid-19 precautions intact and the proceedings were streamed live on Youtube and on KC2 TV. Ingabire Grace was crowned Miss Rwanda 2021 at the end of the event finale and earned the opportunity to represent the country at Miss World 2021.

Representing the City of Kigali, Grace is 25-years-old and is a Bates University graduate with a major’s degree in dance, a concentration in Globalization and Philosophy and Psychology. She works at Ikiringo Project, which promotes local dance. She is excited to take over the duties of Miss Rwanda 2020 Naomie Nishimwe.

Miss Rwanda 2021 Ingabire Grace’s court includes:

First Runner-up: Amanda Akaliza

Second Runner-up: Witness Umutoni



After the announcement, Grace thanked the organization along with her parents for always being there for her and supporting her throughout her dream. She mentioned, “I am grateful to my mother. She’s been by my side so much. I also thank my family and friends who supported me.” The diva will be the brand ambassador of Africa Improved Foods; in different initiatives and campaigning during her 12-month reign.

Grace plans to use the opportunity of Miss Rwanda 2021 to promote dance across the community as a learning tool that complements formal education. She is passionate about dance and pageants and believes that if she can use them both together, she can make a change in the society. She is strong, confident, and clear with her ideas which is one of the reasons why she managed to impress the jury at the competition. She is looking forward to start working with the organization and make her plans come true for the people of her community.



The jury included of Agnes Mukazibera, a former Member of Parliament and Vice President of the Rwanda Cycling Federation, Evelyne Umurerwa, a journalist with over 20 years in broadcast journalism, James Munyaneza, the Managing Editor of The New Times, Economist Teddy Kaberuka and Pamela Mudakikwa, a Communication Specialist.