The decision to suspend auditions for beauty contest were announced in a statement released last evening following Monday cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister, Dr. Edouard Ngirente which prohibited inter-district travels.
“Miss Rwanda organizers would like to inform the general public that auditions expected on 9th January 2021 have been suspended,” reads part of the statement.
The statement further reads that beauty contest organizers attach great relevance to health of participants and Rwandans in general, that it is mandatory to adhere to Government’s measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
Aspiring girls will continue registration while other activities of the contest will be communicated soon.
The beauty contest audition in Rubavu was set for selection of contenders representing Western Province that would continue to other parts of the country on 16th , 23rd and 30th January 2021 respectively in Musanze , Northern Province; Huye, Southern Province and Kayonza in Eastern Province.
Auditions would be concluded in Kigali city on 6th February 2021.
The top 20 contestants to be selected on 20th February 2021 are supposed to head to the boot camp in Nyamata, Bugesera district from 7th to 19th March 2021 where they will proceed to participate in the grand finale slated for 20th March 2021 at Intare Conference Arena in Rusororo.
The winner will replace Naomie Nishimwe crowned Miss Rwanda 2020.