Miss Congo (RDC)

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Miss Democratic Republic of the Congo
TypeBeauty pageant
Miss Universe
Miss World
Official language

Miss Congo (DRC) or Miss Democratic Republic of the Congo (Formerly known as Miss Zaire) is a national Beauty pageant in Congo.


Miss DRC began in 1968. The pageant was known as Miss Zaire until 1997. The pageant was sponsored by Ministry of Tourism in Kinshasa. The country has competed in the Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss International competitions. Since 2009, the country does not exist to compete due to lack of funding and sponsorship.

In 2016 Miss RD Congo Organization set new feature between Ministère du Tourisme, Pygma Communication as the production company. The pageant sets to be a reality TV show.[1]


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

The winner of Miss Congo (DRC) might compete at the Miss Universe, Miss World or other competitions. It depends on National pageant franchise holder to appoint the winner as official representative of the country. Nowadays, Democratic Republic of the Congo only competes in Miss World

Year Miss RD Congo Notes Miss Universe RD Congo Miss World RD Congo
2016 Andrea Moloto - Andréa Moloto
2012 Christelle Mbeni Miss République Démocratique du Congo; Ministry of Tourism and Vodacom Congo & Pygma Communication Directorship - Christelle Mbeni
Did not compete
2008 Kelly Falco Miss Congo; Partnered to Beauties of Africa Inc. - Christelle Mbila
2006 Diane Mizuma Miss World RD Congo 2006; Top 10 at Miss Tourism Queen International 2007 - Diane Mizuma
2005 Nelly Dembo Osongo Miss World RD Congo 2005; open casting - Nelly Dembo Osongo
2004 Norah Mpela - -
2000 Florence Bandu - -
1994 Grâce Nzeza Mwete - -
1989 Lumeka Mulunge - -
1987 Mesatewa Tuzolana Miss International Zaire 1987 Mesatewa Tuzolana
Did not compete
1986 Aimee Likobe Dobala Aimee Likobe Dobala
Top 10
Aimee Likobe Dobala
Did not compete
1985 Kayonga Mureka Tete Kayonga Mureka Tete
Second Runner-up
Kayonga Mureka Tete
Top 15 & Miss Photogenic
1984 Lokange Lwali Lokange Lwali -
1972 Ombayi Mukuta Miss Zaire Organization; wore a Zaire sash at Miss Universe history Ombayi Mukuta
Miss Congeniality
1971 Martine Mualuke Martine Mualuke -
1970 Marie-Josée Basoko Miss Republic of Congo Organization; wore a Republic of Congo Sash at Miss Universe history Marie-Josée Basoko -
1969 Jeanne Mokomo Jeanne Mokomo -
1968 Elizabeth Tavares Miss Congo Beauty; a special guest of the organizing committee in Miss Europe 1968 Elizabeth Tavares -

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Miss RD Congo is back after 4 years". kalimbaradio.com. Retrieved 4 September 2016.

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