A total of 20 girls have been selected over the past three audition sessions as the search for the girl, who will represent Rwanda at the Miss Supranational 2019, slated in Poland continues.
The beauty competition is co-organised by KS Ltd and Innovations Ltd.
The final auditions held on August 11, at Century Park Hotel, Nyarutarama, saw six contestants selected from seven, who turned up for the auditions to complete the top 20, who progressed to the next stage of the beauty pageant.
All the seven contestants hit the runway and answered questions from the panel of judges made up of former Miss Supranational Clementine Uwase, Dan Kwizera and Christella Mucyo and six of them managed to pass. Only one girl identified as Beatrice Mukamurigo failed to progress onto the next stage.
A contestant is being interviewed by judges for the Miss Supranational Rwanda 2019 contest.
Those, who passed, include Benedicta Nyaki, Rosine Uwababyeyi, Alda Gihozo, Cynthia Muzirankoni, Rose Umutoniwase and Rose Umutoniwase.
In general, 48 girls registered to compete in the first edition of Miss Supranational Rwanda, but only 24 met the requirements set by the beauty pageant organisers and were picked to audition.
After the auditions, all the 20 contestants, who qualified to the next stage, were immediately given numbers, which the public will use to vote their favourite contestants. Only SMS voting will be allowed for the public.
Contestants had to first undergo a makeover before the interview.
The top 20 include former Miss Rwanda contestants like Clemence Umukundwa,Anastasie Umutoniwase, Divine Umulisa and Shanitah Umunyana among others.
And the cotestants’ numbers are as follow:
1. Rose Umutoniwase
2. Divine Umulisa
3. Anipha Umufite
4. Benedicta Nyaki
5. Nina Neema
6. Bella Umwali
7. Rosine Uwababyeyi
8. Laetitia Akanyana Nsabayezu
9. Yvette Magambo
10. Alda Gihozo
11. Sandrine Umwari
12. Paulette Ndekwe Igiraneza
13. Queen Peace Mutoni
14. Aisha Uwase
15. Karen Umuhoza
16. Grace Ingabire
17. Anastasie Umutoniwase
18. Shanitah Umunyana
19. Clemence Umukundwa
20. Cynthia Muzirankoni
SMS voting starts on Thursday, August 15, and will run until August 31.
The first 15 contestants, who will receive the highest number of votes will head to the boot camp slated for September 3-8 at Nobleza Hotel, Kicukiro, where they will get lectures on cultural values, project presentation and runway skills.
The grand finale is slated for September 7 at Century Park Hotel where the winner will pocket a cash prize of Rwf 1, 000, 000, and an automatic qualification to represent Rwanda at Miss Supranational international in Poland.
The first runner-up will receive Rwf500, 000, while the second runner-up will bag Rwf300, 000, and many other prizes from various sponsors.