Miss Rwanda 2015: Who will make it to the finals?

Tomorrow all roads lead to Petit Stade Amahoro for the selection of Miss Rwanda 2015 finalists. 25 contestants will be screened through live auditions, and only 15 girls will be picked for the grand finale which will take place on February 21 at Kigali Serena Hotel.

Tomorrow all roads lead to Petit Stade Amahoro for the selection of Miss Rwanda 2015 finalists. 25 contestants will be screened through live auditions, and only 15 girls will be picked for the grand finale which will take place on February 21 at Kigali Serena Hotel.

The ladies have hopes, dreams and high spirits but their chances will be determined by public votes, judges and how they perform. Society Magazine’s Dean Karemera brings you the 25 girls that will be competing for the top 15 slots.

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Yvette Rubazinda
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Fiona Mutoni Naringwa

Name: Yvette Rubazinda
Age: 20
Height: 1.71
Weight: 57 kgs
Occupation: Student
Languages spoken: English, Kinyarwanda
Province: Northern Province

Rubazinda says she wants to be a voice for Rwandan girls as well as an ambassador for the country if she wins.

Name: Fiona Mutoni Naringwa
Age: 20
Height: 1. 70
Weight: 58 kgs
Occupation: Student, model
Languages spoken: English, Swahili, Kinyarwanda
Province: Eastern Province

Mutoni says: I have what it takes to be the next Miss Rwanda. Since I didn’t grow up in Rwanda, I want to teach girls in the diaspora about our culture.

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Divine Ingabire
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Belyse Hitayezu

Name: Divine Ingabire
Age: 20
Height: 1.77
Weight: 69 kgs
Occupation: Student
Languages spoken: English, French, Kinyarwanda
Province: Southern Province

Ingabire says: My philosophy in life is sometimes I have to overcome my fears by fore going what I want in order to get what I need.

Name: Belyse Hitayezu
Age: 20
Height: 1.79
Weight: 57 kgs
Occupation: Student
Languages spoken: French, Swahili, Kinyarwanda
Province: Kigali City

Hitayezu says: This is the second time I’m contesting and I have not come to be better but to be the best.

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 Florence Asifiwe
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Joannah Keza Bagwire

Name: Florence Asifiwe
Age: 23
Height: 1.70
Weight: 55 kgs
Occupation: Receptionist
Languages spoken: English, French, Kinyarwanda
Province: Northern Province

Role model: Louise Mushikiwabo, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. Asifiwe says she admires Mushikiwabo’s confidence and intellect.

Name: Joannah Keza Bagwire

Age: 18
Height: 1.75
Weight: 63 kgs
Occupation: Student
Languages spoken: English, French, Kinyarwanda
Province: Southern Province

Bagwire says: To me, true beauty consists of character, personality and intelligence.

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Negrita Umuhoza Rudasingwa
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Doriane Kundwa

Name: Negrita Umuhoza Rudasingwa
Age: 19
Height: 1.70
Weight: 47 kgs
Occupation: Student
Languages spoken: English, French, Kinyarwanda
Province: Kigali City

Rudasingwa says: People should understand that contesting for Miss Rwanda is not against our culture but an opportunity to represent fellow girls and women both nationally and internationally.

Name: Doriane Kundwa
Age: 19
Height: 1.74
Weight: 56 kgs
Occupation: Student
Languages spoken: English, French, Kinyarwanda
Province: Northern Province

Doriane says: My dream profession is to be a pediatrician. I love children and helping people.

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Jane Mutoni
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 Lachance Annick Nyirangongo

Name: Jane Mutoni
Age: 18
Height: 1.71
Weight: 65 kgs
Occupation: Student
Languages spoken: English, Kinyarwanda
Province: Kigali City

She wants to be an international journalist reporting on international relations.

Name: Lachance Annick Nyirangongo
Age: 18
Height: 1.70
Weight: 45 kgs
Occupation: Student
Languages spoken: English, French, Kinyarwanda
Province: Kigali City

Nyirangongo says: People don’t know that at 18, I’m a fourth year student of Mechanical Engineering at the College of Science And Technology, University of Rwanda.

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Nadette Umuhoza
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Colombe Uwase

Name: Nadette Umuhoza
Age: 20
Height: 1.70
Weight: 60 kgs
Occupation: Student
Languages spoken: English, French, Kinyarwanda
Province: Eastern Province

Umuhoza says: There’s nothing I can change in my past. I believe everything happens for a reason.

Name: Colombe Uwase
Age: 19
Height: 1.70
Weight: 52 kgs
Occupation: Student
Languages spoken: English, French, Kinyarwanda
Province: Northern Province

Umuhoza says: There’s nothing I can change in my past. I believe everything happens for a reason.

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Joelle Ruzigana Giriwanyu
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Vanessa Mpogozi

Name: Joelle Ruzigana Giriwanyu
Age: 18
Height: 1.74
Weight: 63 kgs
Occupation: Student
Languages spoken: English, French, Kinyarwanda
Province: Southern Province

Joelle says: Through other people, I see myself as an understanding person and a good adviser.

Name: Vanessa Mpogozi
Age: 19
Height: 1.79
Weight: 57 kgs
Occupation: Student
Languages spoken: English, French, Kinyarwanda
Province: Western Province

Mpogozi says: If I wasn’t in this contest, I would be following up on my academics and my modeling career since on July I will be the face of Kigali Fashion Week.

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Darlene Edna Gasana
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Balbine Mutoni

Name: Darlene Edna Gasana
Age: 19
Height: 1.73
Weight: 59 kgs
Occupation: Student
Languages spoken: English, French, Kinyarwanda
Province: Western Province

Gasana says: I think the biggest problem that girls face in Rwanda is getting married too early before they can secure their future financially.

Name: Balbine Mutoni
Age: 18
Height: 1. 70
Weight: 54 kgs
Occupation: Student
Languages spoken: English, French, Kinyarwanda
Province: Eastern Province

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Lynca Akacu
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Ariane Uwimana

Name: Lynca Akacu
Age: 18
Height: 1.80
Weight: 64 kgs
Occupation: Student
Languages spoken: English, French, Kinyarwanda
Province: Eastern Province

Name: Ariane Uwimana
Age: 21
Height: 1. 71
Weight: 63 kgs
Occupation: Student
Languages spoken: English, Kinyarwanda
Province: Eastern Province

Uwimana says: If I’m crowned Miss Rwanda I will start a project to help the disabled.

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Colombe Umutoniwase
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Melissa Amanda Uwase

Name: Colombe Umutoniwase
Age: 18
Height: 1.70
Weight: 56 kgs
Occupation: Student
Languages spoken: English, French, Kinyarwanda
Province: Western Province

Umutoniwase says: A strong woman is one who knows how to make decisions, take care of her family and is considered a role model in society.

Name: Melissa Amanda Uwase
Age: 20
Height: 1. 70
Weight: 64 kgs
Occupation: Student
Languages spoken: English, Kinyarwanda
Province: Northern Province

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Raissa Vanessa Uwase
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Sabrina Kalisi Ihozo

Name: Raissa Vanessa Uwase
Age: 22
Height: 1. 71
Weight: 50 kgs
Occupation: Student
Languages spoken: English, French, Kinyarwanda
Province: Kigali City

Name: Sabrina Kalisi Ihozo
Age: 21
Height: 1. 75
Weight: 54 kgs
Occupation: Student
Languages spoken: French, Swahili, Kinyarwanda
Province: Western Province

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Angel Fortunate
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Flora Umutoniwase

Name: Angel Fortunate
Age: 19
Height: 1. 70
Weight: 58 kgs
Occupation: Student
Languages spoken: English, Kinyarwanda
Province: Kigali City

Angel says: What we can learn from the previous Miss Rwanda winners is having self-confidence.

Name: Flora Umutoniwase
Age: 21
Height: 1. 73
Weight: 54 kgs
Occupation: Student
Languages spoken: English, Kinyarwanda
Province: Western Province
Umutoniwase says: If I was to convince anyone to come and visit Rwanda, I would tell them that we have beautiful volcanoes, mountain gorillas, a secure and clean country and good technology.

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Belinda Mukunde

Name: Belinda Mukunde

Age: 22 years

Height: 1. 71

Weight: 49 kgs

Occupation: Student

Languages spoken: English, French, Kinyarwanda

Province: Southern Province

Mukunde says: We should organise Miss Rwanda our own way. We have to be unique; our culture is good and we shouldn’t lose that. Our individuality is the one factor that will set us apart from the rest of the world

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