Kenyan Contestant Mary Were Reaches Final Six Of Miss Universe

The absolutely stunning Mary Were was our rep for this year’s Miss Universe, held in Manilla, The Philippines. She won her ticket when she defeated a whole bunch of other Kenyan beauties last year at a competition held at The Terrace. She took over Gayle Ayugi’s crown as Kenya’s flag bearer in what is usually a super tight competition.
And this year was no different. Marking the 65th anniversary, Miss Universe is one of the biggest pageants in the world and this year featured 86 women from across the globe – between the ages of 18 and 27.
Miss Were made it through to the top 6, but stumbled when asked a question about Donald Trump and whether she ‘likes him’ – a question that many viewers found to be unfair:

Contestants go through swimsuits and evening wear, however, the National Costume segment is where it all comes to life, allowing the women to really represent their charm, their culture and their patriotism.

MAC Cosmetics was taking over makeup duties for the contestants for whom ‘glam’ is an integral part of the whole show.
And Steve Harvey did well as the host (meaning, he didn’t mess things up this year!)
It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a year since the comic committed the faux pas of the decade in the pageant world, by calling out the wrong winner. Instead of announcing Pia Wurtzbach as the champion, he declared Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez as Miss Universe, only to come back on stage minutes later to say that there had been a mistake.

Cue endless memes that persist to this day.

Being crowned Miss Universe means so much more than beauty and body. It’s pretty much a full-time job, with travel and charity work across the globe being the main ways a winner will spend their time over the next 12 months.
Those who are unable to fulfill the duties required of them will lose their crown, which will then pass on to the first runner-up.
The winner also has to promote the title and the brand across the world – and therefore personality, expressiveness and intelligence are all just as important in choosing who to crown, as are physical attributes.
It may not be for everybody, but we still congratulate Miss Universe Kenya, and wish her all the best in the future.
Oh yes. In case you were wondering, Miss France won the competition.
Follow our Miss Universe Kenya on her Twitter account @scarletwere and her IG page.

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