Mary Esther Were

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Mary Esther Were
Home townNairobi, Kenya
TitleMiss Universe Kenya 2016
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBrown
Miss Universe Kenya 2016
Miss Universe 2016
(Top 6)

Mary Esther Were is a Kenyan beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned as Miss Universe Kenya in 2016.[1] She represented Kenya in the Miss Universe 2016 held in Manila, Philippines and placed as Top 6 finalist in the pageant, making it the highest placement of Kenya in the history of the pageant.


Were's mother died when she was four and her father later died from complications of diabetes.[2] She won Miss Universe Kenya 2016 in Nairobi. She participated in Miss Universe 2016 in Manila, at the age of 27. She became the first ever delegate from Kenya to advance past the first round, finishing in the Top 6. She has written a novel she hopes to get published soon and is a Marketing Administrator for CNBC Africa and Forbes Africa.[citation needed] She would like advocate for HIV awareness, drug addiction and affordable rehabilitation.

Miss Universe results[edit]

Country Swimsuit Evening Gown 1st Interview 2nd Interview
 Kenya 8.150 (7) 9.040 (4) 7.500 (5)


  1. ^ "Miss Universe Home". Miss Universe. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  2. ^ Oduor, Peter (20 August 2016). "Tragedy struck twice but I made it". The Standard (Eve Woman). Retrieved 10 April 2017.