THE FIRST EDITION OF MISS EAST AFRICA BEAUTY CONTEST IN PARIS, FRANCE A HUGE SUCCESS
Paris, FRANCE – The First Edition of Miss East Africa Beauty Contest was held on the 1st of May 2010 in Paris, France. The event took place in “La Vedette” boat on the River Seine just beneath the Eiffel Tower. It brought together over 300 people from the East African Community in Paris, which is no small feat considering they are a minority in France in comparison to their Francophone West African counterparts.
Clémentine Buyoya of Burundi is crowned by Kenyan Ambassador’s wife, Mrs Aoko Odembo.
Burundi’s Clémentine Buyoya was crowned Miss East Africa by the Kenyan Ambassador’s wife, Mrs Aoko Odembo who was also the Guest of Honour. The winner beamed with pride as Burundi’s Ambassador to France, H.E. Mr Gatoto Nimubona, went up to the red carpet to congratulate her. Kenya won the 2nd place with Ms Wangari Kioge who charmed the audience with a radiant smile and truly African beauty and style. She was awarded her prize by Burundi’s Ambassador’s spouse, Mrs Eliane Nimubona, while the 3rd runner up, Christine Quignot of Uganda received her prize from Mrs Laurette Joseph of the Civil Aviation of France.
Miss East Africa is congratulated by Burundi’s Ambassador, H.E. Mr Gatoto Nimubona
1st Runners up, Wangari Kioge and First Counsellor, Kenya Embassy, Mr Edwin Maloba
L-R: Miss East Africa, Clémentine Buyoya of Burundi, Kenyan Ambassador’s wife, Mrs Aoko Odembo, 1st Runners up, Wangari Kioge of Kenya and First Counsellor, Kenya Embassy, Mr Edwin Maloba