International Relations student crowned Miss University Kenya 2019

Peres Odumo is crowned as Miss University Kenya 2019. She will represent Kenya at the World Miss University Africa Competition in South Korea, December 2019.Photo: Courtesy.

By Peres Odumo and Brenda Odhiambo

Peres Odumo, the 2019 Ms. USIU-Africa 1st Runners’ up has been crowned as the 2019 Miss University Kenya.

The Mr. & Miss University pageant is a competition that brings together contestants from various universities in Kenya, who are judged on their physical attributes, personality traits, intelligence and talent.

This year’s contest was held in Kisumu, where contestants were taken though a boot camp designed to improve their physical fitness, verbal presentation and etiquette. In the ladies’ category, Miss Cooperative University was the first runners up, with Miss KEMU and Miss St. Paul’s University picking up the second runners up and Miss congeniality crowns respectively.

Speaking following her crowning, Peres praised the role that USIU-Africa had played in her victory, noting that it was where she gained her confidence from.“Having successfully participated in the Mr and Ms. USIU pageant, I had the confidence, initiative and drive required to win the competition. I also credit the International Relations course that I am currently undertaking as the source of my confidence for my responses to questions related to contemporary issues.”Peres’ victory at the pageant makes her Kenya’s representative to the World Miss University competition in South Korea from December 7 - 20, 2019.

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