Wabaiya Kariuki crowned Miss Universe Kenya 2018

05 Nov 2018 | Angelique Reyes

At the grand coronation night of Miss Universe Kenya 2018 held on 4th November 2018 in Sankara Hotel, Nairobi, Wabaiya Kariuki was crowned the new queen. She succeeds and was crowned by Miss Universe Kenya 2016 Mary Esther Were as Kenya did not send any representative to Miss Universe 2017 last year.


Wabaiya Kariuki crowned Miss Universe Kenya 2018


From Nairobi, Kenya, Wabaiya Kariuki is a Fashion/Commercial Model, Singer and Violinist. Turning 22 just recently, Wabaiya Kariuki is all set to make a comeback for her country in Miss Universe 2018 with her accomplished participation.

Miss Universe Kenya 2018 Wabaiya Kariuki’s court includes – 

First Runner-Up – Michelle Opiyo 

Second Runner-Up – Elsie Stephens


Wabaiya Kariuki crowned Miss Universe Kenya 2018


Elsie Stephens, a spitting image of her celebrity sister Kanze Dena, was one the most anticipated winners in the competition. She commented on her win by posting pictures from the event and captioning, “I live a life of favour! Thank you, Lord!” 

Wabaiya Kariuki will now fly to the Kenyan flag high in Thailand where Miss Universe 2018 pageant will be held. It will be the 67th Miss Universe pageant which will be held on 17th December 2018, in Bangkok, Thailand. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa will crown her successor at the end of the event finale. 

Mary Esther Were was the last delegate to represent Kenya in Miss Universe 2016 but unfortunately failed to place in the Top 13. Kenya is yet to pioneer its win in Miss Universe pageant.