Kenya's Messry Lung'atso wins Beauty of Africa International Pageant 2022

Messry Lung'atso of Kenya won the Beauty of Africa International Pageant (BAIP) 2022 competition on Friday, September 9 at the Sheraton Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria.

The 23-year-old beauty who hails from Mumias, a town in Kakamega County of Kenya, is a final-year student pursuing a degree in economics at the University of Nairobi. Apart from her title, she also bagged the Miss Photogenic award.

Ghana's Prisca Abah was named first runner-up and was awarded Best in National Costume while Nigeria's Juliana Okereke finished as second runner-up.

The Most Friendly and Best in Evening Gown awards were given to Tanzania's Nazimizye Adam Mdolo while Miss Central Africa's Nadjo Emilie took home the Best in Talent.

"We had a dream, we believed and we hit the road running. God has been faithful," the new Beauty of Africa International Pageant winner wrote in a statement on social media.

She also thanked the BAIP organization for the life-changing platform and gave a message to her fellow people: "You have been a blessing. Your support has me overwhelmed. I can't thank you enough for showing up and raising our flag high up."

"And now Africa, our beautiful land, we are indeed honored to be children of this soil," she added.

Lastly, in her message for all young Africans she said: "To all African girls, your dreams are valid, do not relent. To all African kids and youth, do not let fear hold you hostage."

Cheers indeed to the new reign and know that it will be blissful, blessed, and beautiful.

Photos: Beauty of Africa International Pageant (BAIP)

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