Miss University Africa
|Taylor Nazzal |
Miss University Africa (MUA) is an annual international beauty pageant organized by Visions, Innovations and Concepts. The pageant was first held in 2010. Unlike Miss America and Miss Earth pageants, Miss University Africa contestants are not required to compete in swimsuits or bikinis. Founded by businessman Taylor Nazzal, the competition has 54 contestants who represent 54 countries in Africa, and the winner of the pageant receives US$50,000 in endorsement deals, a new car and becomes a United Nations Students' Ambassador.
The pageant allows the participation of female contestants between the ages of 18 and 26 who are active university students with no marriage experience or children.
|2012||Lesotho||Rorisang Molefe||Edo State||48|
|Pageant was not held 2013-2016|
|2017||Mauritius||Lorriane Nadal||Port Harcourt||Nigeria||48|
|Pageant was not held 2019-2020|
|2021||Somalia||Adar Yusuf Ibrahim||Abuja||Nigeria||45|
Countries by number of title wins
- Ayanda Dlamini (26 November 2017). "Baby Mthimkhulu repping SW". Swazi Observer. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
- Sam Bandaon (30 November 2017). "Epylen Chimasula flies flag at Miss University Africa". The Daily Times. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
- Ugbodaga, Kazeem (4 December 2021). "61 delegates arrive Abuja to battle for Miss University Africa pageant". PM News. PM News.
- "Somali Student beats 54 African Countries in Abuja to win Miss University Africa Crown". ThisDay Newspaper. ThisDay Newspaper. December 25, 2021.
- Awodipe, Tobi (26 December 2021). "Adar Yusuf makes African history, wins Miss Univeristy Africa". The Guardian. The Guardian.
- "Somali Student emerges 'Miss University Africa'". The Nation. The Nation. Dec 26, 2021.