A total of fifteen Miss Rwanda beauty pageant contestants have headed to Nyamata to start a two-week boot camp at Golden Tulip Hotel in Nyamata town of Bugesera District.
The beauty queens arrived at Golden Tulip Hotel yesterday accompanied by the Rwanda Inspiration Back Up representatives who have been organizing Miss Rwanda contest since 2014.
The boot camp of 15 contestants was preceded by Miss Rwanda auditions held in four provinces that started on 9th January to be concluded 4th February 2017 in Kigali city.
The panel of judges selected fifteen candidates during the semi-final event that was held at Petit Stade.
Girls to grace the grand finale stage include Umutoni Pamella, Mukabagabo Carine, Uwase Hirwa Honorine, Iradukunda Elsa, Umutoni Uwase Belinda, Umutesi Aisha, Umutoni Tracy Ford, ShimwaGuelda, MukundeLaurette, Ashimwe Fiona Doreen, UmuhozaSimbiFanique, Kalimpinya Queen, Umutesi Nadia, Iribagiza Patience ndetse and Umutoniwase Linda.
Ishimwe Dieudonne, Rwanda Inspiration Back Up CEO said that during the two-week stay at Nyamata Golden Tulip, all the contestants will be taken through civic and etiquette education, Rwanda’s history, public speaking among courses related to moral values of Rwandan community.
“They are going to be taken through learning about moral values and taboos of Rwandan culture. During this boot camp, they will learn history of their country, public speaking and how a woman should behave in public. They will meet different public figures who will explain them more about government programs”, Said Ishimwe.
He explained that the contestants will be given an insight of things that should characterize the lady worth to be crowned Miss Rwanda.
Recent votes placed Kalimpinya Queen, southern province representative on top of the semi-finalists with more than 18609 votes followed by Umutoniwase Linda from Eastern Province with 15220 votes and Umuhoza Simbi Fanique being the third with 14943.
The grand finale is due on 25th February 2017 in Akagera Tent at Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (Camp Kigali) at 5:00 pm. The entrance fees will be announced soon.