The top six contestants of the 2018 edition of Mr and Miss USIU-Africa. Front Row : Mr. USIU-Africa Tonny Bach (IBA Junior) and Miss USIU-Africa Janade Githunguri (Hotel and Restaurant Management Junior). Standing from left: O’Brien Bloom, IST, Sophomore (Mr. Community Service); King’ara Ngeene, IBA Sophomore (Mr. Congeniality); Clinton Ochieng Odhiambo, Finance Junior (Mr. Talent); Abdullahi Ahmed Omar, Applied Computer Technology Sophomore (2nd Runner-up); Wesley Casmir Ouma, Journalism Junior (1st Runner-up); Peres Odumo, International Relations Sophomore (1st Runners up); Nazra Joyce Nyangwara, IBA Freshman (2nd Runner-up); Ann Mutio Kiilu, IBA Junior (Miss Community Service); Ashley Wambura Kamau, IR Junior (Miss Talent) and Joy Njeri Kariuki, IR Junior (Miss Congeniality). PHOTO: ANTONIO LONGANGI
By Ernest Anguru
Mr. Tonny Bach an International Business Administration (Marketing) Junior and Ms. Janade Noni a Hotel and Restaurant Management Junior beat 12 other contestants from diverse backgrounds to be crowned Mr. and Miss. USIU-Africa 2019 respectively, on Thursday, November 22 at Garden City Mall.
Based on the theme, “Philanthropy through beauty”, this year’s proceeds will be channeled towards Altawoon Primary School in the informal Nairobi settlement of Korogocho, to facilitate building of additional classrooms.
Speaking following his win, Mr. Bach noted that the pageant had encouraged him to become more sociable and less introverted. “I believe every person to be unique in their own way, and to me that is beautiful. I would like to believe that my approach towards tasks and challenges, even if not superior to others, was of a desired Attitude,” he said.
All title holders are expected to use their platform to bring awareness to various issues affecting students’ development both academically and socially.
Both Mr. and Miss USIU-Africa have vowed to listen to, and represent, the voices of their fellow students on matters that affect them, as well as work together with various charities affiliated to the University, in order to increase each charity’s impact on its benefactors.