Meet The African Queens Contesting The 2015 Miss Universe

While the Miss World 2015 competition is ongoing, brings to you the latest details about the 2015 Miss Universe competition.

This year’s grand finale of the competition will be held on Sunday,
December 20, at the Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort & Casino.

There are seven African beauty queens to watch out for this year. Meet them below!

Angola: Whitney Shikongo

Age: 20

Height: 5’ 11”

BIO: Whitney Shikongo is a native of the province of
Huila in Angola. She began modeling at 13 years old and was crowned Miss
Lobango at the age of 18. This year, Whitney was crowned Miss Huila and
Miss Angola 2015. Whitney is determined, humble and above all cheerful.
Gabon: Ornella Obone

Age: 19

Height: 5’ 8”

BIO: Ornella Obone loves music and her dream is to be
a famous singer and audition at American Idol next year. Ornella moved
to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to continue her education. She learned
English at the ELS Language Center and lived with a host family. Ornella
has recently applied to the College Of Southern Nevada. She is planning
to study political science and law to become a business lawyer in the
Ghana: Hilda Frimpong
Age: 26

Height: 5’ 8”

BIO: Hilda Frimpong enjoys running and devotes her free time to
numerous charities. Hilda collects journals and loves writing in her
spare time.

Mauritius: Sheetal Khadun

Age: 26

Height: 5’ 7”

BIO: Sheetal Khadun was born in the town of Rose-Hill on the island
of Mauritius. She holds a degree in fashion design and textiles. She has
held several positions within various charity organizations and has won
several beauty pageants. She has also represented her country at an
international level pageant. She has won many awards participating in
beauty contests, art and painting competitions. Her dream is to become
Miss Universe and help orphans.

Nigeria: Debbie Collins

Age: 23

Height: 5’ 8”

BIO: Debbie Collins is the second daughter of four children, born in
Lagos, Nigeria and partly raised in South Africa. She completed her high
school education at the young age of 14 and went on to complete a
degree in business information systems in Pretoria, South Africa. She is
an old soul who has a love for poetry, books, rainfall and the sea. She
believes in love, kindness, laughter and family and thinks that a
genuine smile can brighten even the darkest of days. She possesses the
ability to remain positive in the face of adversity and believes that
determination and strength of character are the key components of
success. Her hobbies include writing, reading and yoga. She also loves
to spend time with her family.

South Africa: Refilwe Mthimunye

Age: 23

Height: 5’ 8”

BIO: Refilwe Mthimunye is a third year law student,
model and founder of the Princesses Foundation. She hails from a small
town called Bronkhorstspriut, where she grew up being raised by a single
mother. Refilwe has assumed the responsibility of being an inspiring
role model to her siblings. Her vision is to be the voice of her fellow
disenchanted South Africans. She is currently focusing on raising
awareness on the continuous abuse against women and children. She is the
spokesperson for ZAZI, a campaign aimed at women under the leadership
of the SA National AIDS Council. Refilwe hosts “Girl Talks” at high
schools in various communities, whereby she gives inspirational talks on
women empowerment. She believes in stewardship. She’s passionate about
leaving her environment better than how she found it. She enjoys
traveling, outdoor adventures and action netball. Her motto is “Put God
first and the rest will follow”.

Tanzania: Lorraine Marriot

Age: 21

Height: 5’ 9”

BIO: Lorraine Marriot works as a model and is aspiring to be a pilot.
She lives in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with her five siblings and her
mother. She started modeling at the age of four and has not stopped ever
since. Despite her beauty and promising modeling career, Lorraine is
also a high school graduate in science and is working toward admission
to the Aviation Academy. She has modeled for top Tanzanian designers and
also competed in Miss Grand International in 2014 representing Tanzania
where she made it to the top 20. Lorraine is known for her quiet but
determined nature and is nominated for Best Female Model of Tanzania at
the Swahili Fashion Week.

The Miss Universe competition is aimed at empowering women to develop the confidence they need to achieve their personal best.

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