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Miss Rwanda

Miss Rwanda Organization
Motto Beauty, Brain and Culture
Formation 1993
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Kigali
Miss Universe
Miss World
Miss Supranational
Official language
National Director
Maria Sarungi Tsehai
Key people
Dieudonne Ishimwe

Miss Rwanda is a national Beauty pageant in Rwanda.


Since 2014, Miss Rwanda is organised by Rwanda Inspiration Backup - led by Dieudonne Ishimwe. Prior to that, Miss Rwanda was organised by Mashirika Performing Arts and Media Company, in 2012, and by telecom company Rwandatel, in 2009. It was first organised, however, by Partners International in December 1993.

Miss Rwanda is a cultural event, and they see it as fitting within their social cooperate responsibilities, the pageant was sponsored by Rwandatel. Miss Rwanda will ensure that the winner adheres to the set rules and behaves in a manner acceptable of beauty queens, to make certain that the institution of Miss Rwanda is respected.[1] The 1st edition Miss Rwanda 2009 was held on December 19, 2009 and Grace Bahati was made a history to become Miss Rwanda.

In 2017 Maria Surangi Tsehai handed over Miss Universe franchise with Miss Rwanda Organization. The winner will represent Rwanda at the Miss Universe.

International competition periodes

  • Miss Universe (2017–Present)
  • Miss World (2016–Present)
  • Miss Supranational (2012–Present)


Year Miss Rwanda Province Notes
1993 Dalila Uwera Kigali
2009 Grace Bahati Southern Province
2012 Aurore Kayiranga[2] Southern Province
2014 Colombe Akiwacu[3] Eastern Province
2015 Doriane Kundwa[4] Northern Province
2016 Jolly Mutesi Kigali
2017 Elsa Iradukunda[5] Western Province

International pageants

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists

Miss Universe Rwanda

Year Miss Rwanda Province Election Placement Special Awards

Miss World Rwanda

Year Miss Rwanda Province Election Placement Special Awards
2018 TBA TBA Miss Rwanda 2018 TBA
2017 Elsa Iradukunda Kigali Miss Rwanda 2017 Unplaced
2016 Jolly Mutesi Kigali Miss Rwanda 2016 Unplaced Beauty With A Purpose (Top 24)

Miss Supranational Rwanda

Year Miss Rwanda Province Election Placement Special Awards
2011 Yvonne Uwamahoro Kigali Appointed Unplaced
2012 Sabrina Kubwimana Kigali Appointed Unplaced
2013 Aurore Kayiranga Southern Province Miss Rwanda 2012 Unplaced
2014 Neema Umwali Larissa Magambo Kigali Miss East Africa 2012 Unplaced
2015 Sonia Gisa Kigali Appointed Top 20
2016 Colombe Akiwacu Eastern Province Miss Rwanda 2014 Top 25
2017 Habiba Ingabire Kigali Miss Rwanda 2017 Finalist Unplaced


  1. ^ "Miss Rwanda: Rwandatel to organize Miss Rwanda 2009". Archived from the original on 2014-10-02. 
  2. ^ "Miss Rwanda 2012-2013". livewireworld. 2 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Miss Rwanda 2014". 
  4. ^ Dean Karemera (23 February 2015). "Rwanda: Miss Rwanda 2015 Sets Bar High As Kundwa Is Crowned". 
  5. ^ "Miss Rwanda 2017 is Elsa Iradukunda, Congratulations to Her". Miss Rwanda en Facebook. 25 Feb 2017. 

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