Miss East Africa France 2016 Esther Muchangi » … black is beauty… »‘!
Muchangi Esther has been Crowned this past month of september as Miss East Africa France . Native of Kenya,she’s 18 years old born
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She started her education at Aga khan nursery school then went to Makini schools acadamey in 2004-2007 where she did her class 1 to class 4 then moved to finish primary level class 5 to class 8 in Gilgil hills Academy boarding in the year 2008-2011.
She later joined high School in loreto Girls high school in 2012.
In 2015 she moved to France as a permanent residence and in May 2015, joined lycée André Malraux in Montataire doing he diplome professionel in ARCU.
Through her passion of performing, during childhood she used to go with her father at his studio and watch him as he takes photos of people » he taught me how to use the camera and i got used to taking lots of photos of myself .He started taking photos of me wearing different types of clothes and since then i was interested in modeling’ » she explains.
But it was just a hobby, she never took it seriously altough a passion for beauty and modelling. When she heard about Miss East Africa France pageant from her sister, she signed up.
Esther is very happy and proud to represent Kenya in the diaspora.
Meet Esther Muchangi :
1.Tell us a little about you ?
I was born in a family of three ,one boy and two girls.I am the last born daughter of Josiah Muchangi kagikah and Margaret Wambui Muchangi .My dad is a proffessional photographer formerly based at parliament of kenya, and my mother is an Auxilliare de vie by proffession here in france .My brother, who is the first born,namely Solomon kagika Muchangi is a trained water engineer but pursuing proffessional photography in kenya. My sister Miriam Wanjiku Muchangi the second born , is pursuing her diplome in linguistic here in france.I am doing my diplome in ARCU , at Lycée Malraux à Montataire.
In kenya, we lived in Ruai where we have a family house,Nairobi but we moved to france permanently. We all love to spend time togther, making stories about our chilhood and how one had his/her day.We all love listening to music mostly reggae music . We are a God fearing family.
2.How does it feel to be Miss East Africa in France ?
Being my frist beauty peageant , i was so excited and felt really good about it . I didnt expect to be number one, but thought i would become second or third runners up ,since the competition was very stiff amongst us. All of us were out there to win, and when it started i felt i could do it, I put all the effort and energy, the cheering up too from my fans who were the majority gave me alot of confidence, I thank my family and friends who supported me in this journey and above all i thank God for all.
3.For you what are the criterias in beauty ?
» Black is beauty « , Like the English say and with or without make one is still beautiful. We all looked beautiful.
Tell us a little about your social project ?
My project was about helping the young women and the youth in the rural areas in collecting and processing all plastic waste materials to make mats , flower pots , accesories , house decorations and water gutters. These gutters would help them in harvesting water during the rainny seasons, which may help them use during the dry season . This may help them to earn money and also create more employement to school leavers as they wait to join colleges, also in reducing environment pollution in the country, and uplift the country economy. If am able to get support, i will team up with other youths and women groups.
Your role models?
My role model is late prof wangari maathai of kenya who fought tirelessly for good environment.