Miss Universe 2022: Meet The Candidates Representing Africa

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Are you excited about the crowning of the Miss Universe 2022?

Harnaaz Sandhu was crowned the ultimate winner at the 70th Miss Universe Competition in December 2021, taking the crown back to India for the first time after 20 years, and now is time for a new head to carry the crown and perform its duties.

This year contestants are traveling to New Orleans, Louisana to compete for the enviable crown. The competition is set to take place on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

The beauty pageant which is highly anticipated will feature almost 90 ladies across the world. In the coming weeks, the ladies will compete in a series of events, from national costumes, swimwear costumes, and evening gowns. They will also be answering a series of questions to test their public speaking skills.

This year’s competition will be hosted by Jeannie Mai and Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo and you can vote for your favorite delegates via www.missuniverse.com/delegates

Here are the contestants representing the African continent and their homelands.

Ghana – Engracia Afua K. Mofuman

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Miss Universe Ghana is 27 years old and holds a master’s degree in International Relations. She is also a professional model and a French, English, Spanish, and Portuguese translator. Engracia Afua K. Mofuman created the #PowerInThePencil Project, a campaign aimed at teaching illiterate children in Ghana how to read and write, the most basic form of education.

Cameroon – Mouketey Lynette Monalisa Jelly


Miss Universe Cameroon, the 26years old beauty, is a youth empowerment advocate and founder of the Miss Monalisa Charity Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people.

Nigeria – Hannah Iribhogbe


Miss Universe Nigeria is 21 years old and a student at North Lake college in Dallas, Texas, studying Business Management. She is also the founder of The Montana Initiative, an organization that works to feed 10 million children all over Africa. Hannah is very passionate about charity, community service, youth involvement, and women’s empowerment.

Mauritius – Alexandrine Belle-etoile


Miss Universe Mauritius is 25 years old and holds a degree in Fine Arts and currently teaches the Arts and French in a private primary school. Alexandrine Belle-etoile has also modeled professionally and her dream is to open an Art school open to all ages.

Seychelles – Gabriella Gonthier


Miss Universe Seychelles is 24 years old, and a graduate of the University of London with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a specialization in International Business. The beauty queen is dedicated to mental health and suicide prevention, which she advocates through the project Semicolon, aimed at advocating for people struggling with mental health to be treated with thoughtfulness and understanding.

Angola –  Swelia Da Silva Antonio


Miss Universe Angola, Swelia Da Silva Antonio, is the 25-year-old co-founder of Better Tomorrow Africa, BTA, an association aimed at ameliorating peoples living standards through need-based education and providing practical tools for sustainable and generational benefits. Swelia Da Silva Antonio became the first in her family to graduate with a Master of Science degree in a third language.

Namibia – Cassia Sharpley


Miss Universe Namibia is 23 years old. She is the founder and owner of the Honeycomb Haven Foundation Project which advocates for poverty alleviation within the 7de Laan Constituency in Windhoek Namibia. Cassia Sharpley also has experience in the medical field as a paramedic practitioner.

South Africa – Ndavi Nokeri


Miss Universe South Africa is 23 years old and has a degree in BCom Investment Management from the University of Pretoria. Ndavi Nokeri is passionate about advocating for equal educational opportunities for all and devoting her reign to increasing this awareness through a campaign called Ed-Unite.

Equatorial Guinea – Alba Isabel Obama Moliko

Miss Universe Equatorial Guinea is a 21-year-old law student and also the director and a model monitor of the television program “Equatorial Guinea Top Model.” Alba Isabel Obama Moliko is not new to pageantry, She was Miss Supranational Equatorial Guinea in 2019 in which she also won a Supra model award from Africa and She also participated in the international African textile show where she also took home the top model of Africa award.

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Thelma Quainoo is my name, and my pen name is Miss Anowaa. My zodiac sign is Aries, and that alone will tell you I am a bubbly soul. A writer and an aspiring public relations practitioner. Find me on IG as @miss_anowaa. #beyouloveyou

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