23-year-old KeMU student representing Kenya in Miss Earth World Pageant in Philippines

Fridah Kariuki
Miss Earth Kenya Fridah Kariuki. [Photo: Courtesy]

Fridah Kariuki, a 23-year-old journalism student at the Kenya Methodist University (KeMU) has been crowned the new Miss Earth Kenya.

Kariuki beat nine other finalists to emerge the wined in the much-coveted contest and will represent Kenya at the Philippines on November 29 for Miss Earth World Pageant.

She was crowned the new Miss Earth in a virtual ceremony held on Friday.
Kariuki who is taking the mantle from Susan Kirui, the former Miss Earth said that she is ready to conquer the world through the new platform.

“I now have a platform nationally and internationally to create awareness and make a positive impact on environment issues,” she said according to the Standard.

This is not the first crown that has won. She is a former Miss University crown holder and Miss Tourism Kenya Embu County title holder said.

Before her bid day in the Philipines, Kariuki who is in her final year at the Kenya Methodist University has embarked on a shooting project from various Kenyan destinations.

“Towards the big day, I have a number of shoots in various destinations in Kenya. I am being trained by Sarah Pkyach of Miss Tourism Kenya 2018,” she said.

The ceremony had to be delayed due to coronavirus pandemic which struck the country and other parts of the country in March.

This comes as Nelly Ndung’u, a Nakuru-born Kenyan student currently studying in the UK beat all odds to emerge a finalist in the Miss Africa Great Britain beauty pageant.

The beauty pageant – Miss Africa Great Britain beauty pageant – is open to African women resident in the United Kingdom.

Ndung’u moved to the UK in 2018. She is a student at the University of Hertfordshire where she is pursuing pharmacology.

She is the first Kenyan eyeing the winner’s crown in the pageant which started in 2011. She is glad to have made it to top 30 selected for the finals.