Melba Emmanuelah Shakabozha crowned Miss Universe Zambia 2018

19 Aug 2018 | Angelique Reyes

At the finale night of Miss Universe Zambia 2018, Melba Emmanuelah Shakabozha was crowned the new queen by her predecessor Miss Universe Zambia 2017 Isabel Chikoti. Melba will now represent Zambia at the upcoming Miss Universe 2018.

A fashion model by profession, Melba defeated fifteen other African beauties to claim the title of Miss Universe Zambia 2018. The 23-year-old actress stands 1778 cm tall and is a radiology student. Previously, she competed in Miss Zambia (World) 2014 and 2016 competitions. Melba has also represented the country in Miss China 2015.


Melba Emmanuelah Shakabozha crowned Miss Universe Zambia 2018


Zambia is yet to pioneer its win at Miss Universe pageant. The country hasn’t been punctual in sending their representatives to the coveted pageant and has still remained unplaced in the years a representative was sent.

Miss Universe Zambia 2010 Alice Rowlands took over The Miss Universe Zambia franchise in 2017 and became the youngest national franchise director. Rowlands is a high fashion model based in South Africa and represented Zambia in 23 countries; she is Zambia's Top and Working Model.

Congratulations to the newly crowned queen!