Roshanara Ebrahim is the newly crowned Miss Universe Kenya, five years after she was stripped off her title as Miss World Kenya.
She was crowned on Saturday at a low key event held at Havilah Cornerstone Ranch, Ruaka, beating 10 other finalists.
This is the second time Miss Ebrahim has contested for the Miss Universe Kenya pageant after failing to make it to the top 20 back in 2018.
While reminiscing on her journey to the top, the Taita Taveta county native shared with her followers an audition Instagram video, which she shot in 2018 while competing for the Miss Universe title.
“This has been such a wonderful journey. This was my audition video in 2018. I shot it on my birthday and didn’t make it through to Top 20. I tried again …”
She thanked the entire Miss Universe Kenya fraternity for giving her an opportunity to represent her country on the global stage in Israel in December.
“Divine timing, life lessons, perseverance, hard work, faith, immeasurable sacrifice and unwavering aspiration later, Here we are. Thank you to the Miss Universe Kenya Franchise, My wonderful sisterhood, family, friends and fans across the globe, Thank You Thank You Thank you! I feel an immense amount of love and am so grateful for the honorable opportunity to represent Kenya in Israel on the Global stage this December. I vow to continue to give my All,” read her post.
While introducing herself to the world after winning the title, Roshanara described herself as someone who spreads positivity wherever she goes.
“My name is Roshanara Ebrahim and the most unique thing about me is my linguistic eloquence, my intention to spread positivity everywhere I go and my deep and intimate love for humanity”, she started off on the short clip that was shared by Miss Universe Kenya.
Besides her high flying modelling career, the beauty stated that she is an author as well and just finished writing the book, ‘Beyond The Darkness’.
“My expectation for Miss Universe is to spread positive change everywhere I go and to make women understand that women have a voice to exercise the full potential of our passions and inspirations”, she said this while stating her expectations from The Miss Universe pageant.
Just like any other beauty queen, Roshanara has her priorities set once she wins the global Miss Universe pageant.
“When I win the global pageant, I will uplift and empower my sisters, the ones we have been on this journey with and together as a team we will inspire women in leadership and take up space in the digital era”.
“I hope to be a global ambassador to the causes close to my heart and leave this world better than I found it. This is my legacy as Miss Universe”, she concluded.
Roshanara will represent the country at the 70th global Miss Universe competition in Israel in December.
In 2016, Roshanara was stripped off her title as Miss World Kenya after it was cited that there was a breach of code of conduct and contract after details of her personal life emerged online causing a stir. Evelyn Njambi went on to become her successor as Miss World Kenya 2016.