Kenyan contestant Nyokabi Munyaka made Kenya proud as she came in as first runner’s up in the Miss Nations of the World Pageant held in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Miss Nyokabi showing judges her traditional wear in Salt Lake City, Utah

She beat out over 40 contestants from all over the world coming behind eventual winner, Miss Jamaica. She also scooped the Best Interview Award.

Cultural pageants are not the typical pageant where there are height, weight and size requirements. With Miss Nations of the World, contestants can be tall, short, heavy, slim, beautiful or not, as long as you have a culture to showcase.  Single women between the ages of 18 thru 30 with at least 25 percent link ancestries  to the country they are representing can compete.

The contestants are required to have a humanitarian platform and a willingness to showcase their culture.

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