The event will be hosted by Steve Harvey and will see the return of countries who could not participate in the previous edition. These are Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Sweden, and Turkey
Recall also that some African countries like Nigeria, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Morocco Kenya, Namibia, Sierra Leone, and Tanzania could not participate at the 69th edition of Miss Universe as a result of the pandemic.
However, as the countdown to the semifinals of Miss Universe 2021 progresses, let us take a look at the African beauty queens representing the continent on the international stage.
- She started school at a very young age and she was always the youngest in the class.
- She was a tomboy all through her teenage years.entries over the last 5 years.
- She records songs during her free time and is a self-taught guitar player.
Country: South Africa
Instagram: Latela Mswane
- She is a proud Zulu woman.
- She can do flamenco dancing.
- Her real name is Lalela Umkhosi Wephaseka – being born over Easter, means “listen to the commemoration of the Passover”.
Silvia Naa Morkor Commodore
Instagram: Silvia Naa Morkor Commodore
- She was always the tallest student in class throughout her basic education.
- She is a wedding event planner and has always hoped to have her wedding in space one day.
- She is the first woman from her hometown to be crowned Miss Universe Ghana.
Instagram: Maristella Okpala
- She has a collection of fridge magnets. She gets new magnets in every country I visit, so currently, she has over 30.
- She is a flight attendant with Emirates Airline and has travelled to over 40 countries.
- She used to be a football player when she was in college.
Instagram: Chelsi Shikongo
- She was an award-nominated standup and social media comedian.
- She was named after the late Chelsi Pearl Smith who won Miss Universe 1995 in Namibia.
- She raised $22,000 in 48 hours.
Instagram: Roshanara Ebrahim
- She is the first Kenyan to have won the Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss Supermodel titles in her country.
- She set the judicial precedent for the right to digital privacy against revenge porn in Kenya.
- She loves that she has the esoteric wisdom of a sage at her age.
Martina Mituy Avomo
Country: Equatorial Guinea
Instagram: Martina Mituy Avomo
- She is studying petrochemical engineering and acting as a caregiver for the elderly in a nursing home.
- She speaks Spanish and French.
- She ha travelled to Spain, Cuba, Cameroon, and Gabon
Anne Murielle Ravina
Instagram: Anne Murielle Ravina
- She has been featured on CNN TV Network as one of the most inspirational young African women, alongside Zozibini Tunzi, Miss Universe 2019.
- She is the first woman from her family to graduate from a university and the first woman from her native island Rodrigues to compete at Miss Universe.
- She speaks three languages fluently and she is thinking of learning a fourth language!
Africans in Diaspora
Kedist Deltour (Ethiopian descent)
Instagram: Kedist Deltour
- Her real name Kedist means Light and Hope.
- She was born in Ethiopia and adopted when she was 10 years old.
- She survived a bomb attack in her town in Ethiopia.