RWANDA WILL, for the first time, be represented in the upcoming Miss Teen Universe that will be taking place in October, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates 17-year-old Noella A. Keza will represent Rwanda in the competition. Embrace Africa, the organisation in-charge of the management of Miss Teen Universe, wrote to Keza requesting her to join the competition after meeting all the necessary requirements needed to join the competition. “I wouldn’t rate my expectations, but I try to do whatever it takes to bring the crown home, I believe in women and their uniqueness and I urge them to unleash their potential,” Keza said. The competition will bring together about 50 contestants from all over the world, including Malaysia, South Africa, Panama, Guatemala, Portugal, Brazil, and Peru who will be competing with other teenage girls from different, and many other countries. The event will feature pre-pageant activities like cross-cultural nights, charity gala, university tour and a tour of Dubai, the contestants will also need to prepare for the fashion run away, evening gown segment, talent portion, sportswear and the Q&A sessions. The winner will succeed Bibyana Marquez of USA who was crowned last year in a virtual event. The awards for the winners of Miss Teen Universe are yet to be announced by the organisers, although what is already known is that the crowned winner will be given the opportunity to travel to different countries.