For the first time in history, Rwanda is set to participate in Miss World Beauty Pageant. The country will be represented at the international beauty pageant by Miss Rwanda, Jolly Mutesi.
The 19-year-old beauty queen was crowned Miss Rwanda 2016 on February 27. She will participate in the 66th edition of Miss World scheduled for December 2016, in the United States.
"This is an excellent platform to further improve the country's image outside the country because most people out there have absolutely no idea about the progress Rwanda has made in the recent years," Dieudonne Kagame Ishimwe, the CEO of Rwanda Inspiration Back Up Ltd, a local company that organised Miss Rwanda beauty pageant.