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The fashion industry in Kenya is growing thick and fast every single day,and just about all universities and colleges are moving to make sure their annual pageant events or cultural festivals are just as lit! We at Fotophreak Magazine, continue to be your ultimate undisputed SOURCE of all the SAUCE taking place in the Kenyan fashion space in a way that only we can! The Mount Kenya University is one of the top and leading private universities in Kenya.

Mr & Miss Mount Kenya University 2017: The finalists during the question and answer session
Mr & Miss Mount Kenya University 2017: The finalists during the question and answer session

This years edition of the annual Mr and Miss MKU was going down at the KICC, Tsavo ball room on the 10th of November and the organizers were not shy of putting up a stunning show to crown the new ambassadors. With a great line up of celebrity appearances and performances from Rankaddah of the Kansoul, the Hip Hop Kahuna himself and celebrated rapper Khaligraph Jones and the street king DJ Lyta, the night was never getting old.

Mr & Miss Mount Kenya University 2017: Epic performance by Micasa Sucasa Hitmaker Khaligraph Jones
Mr & Miss Mount Kenya University 2017: Epic performance by Micasa Sucasa Hitmaker Khaligraph Jones

Over 15 contestants were on the runway, to prove their credentials for this crown, and all the good tidings that come with it but we could only have one male and one female winner. Eliud Michael Ng’ang’a, who was trying his luck at this for the third time now, carried the day among the male models in a tight race which not only proved his strong spirit but also his passion for what he loves. Fashion!

Mr & Miss Mount Kenya University 2017: Former lifters of this award were also present and following keenly.
Mr & Miss Mount Kenya University 2017: Former lifters of this award were also present and following keenly.

On the other end, the young, bold and beautiful Miss Environment Kenya Nyandarua County, Miss Ann Njoroge, put up a masterclass display to become the new Miss MKU, sending smiles and loud cheers across the crowd. This years’ event was themed as “Talent Hits A Target No One Else Can Hit” and was being hosted by Churchill grown comedian and professional thespian Smart Joker.

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Mr & Miss Mount Kenya University 2017: Ann Njoroge and Michael Eliud are the newly crowned winners
Mr & Miss Mount Kenya University 2017: Ann Njoroge and Michael Eliud are the newly crowned winners

Mount Kenya University student leader, Bruce Makori, revealed to Fotophreak that the winners were getting away with 50,000 shillings each in cash while the first and second runners up were each pocketing Ksh 25,000 in reward. Deloran Jane and Andrew Majok were the 1st runners up, Yvonne Otieno and Kelvin Mwendwa were 2nd runners up while Ruth Kemunto and Hussein Mohammed were declared third runners up respectively.

Mr & Miss Mount Kenya University 2017: Homegrown comedian Smart Joker was the MC for the night and laughter was in plenty!
Mr & Miss Mount Kenya University 2017: Homegrown comedian Smart Joker (right) was the MC for the night and the crowd was up for a treat of great laughter.

The judges bench included an experienced lot of Judge Lilian, Miss Moi 2015 and brand ambassador of Vera Beauty and Judge Alex who was Mr Kajiado county 2015 and C.E.O of Kipaji Modeling Company. One of the most decorated and celebrated models in Kenya right now; Esther Scarlet Were, was also one of the judges. She is the Miss Universe Kenya 2016/2017 and also doubles up as a Marketing Director for CNBC Africa/ Forbes.

Sweet Victory. The new winners being congratulated by the university staff management
Mr & Miss Mount Kenya University 2017: Sweet Victory. The new winners being congratulated by the university staff management and the outgoing title holders

The event organized by MKUSA 2017 and sponsored by Central Bank of Africa, Redbull and the Bruce Company, which is owned by Bruce Makori. Photography credits to Episode Entertainment. The Dove modeling agency was involved in training of models and was represented by Essie Wambui, Clara and Elvis.

Mr & Miss Mount Kenya University 2017:
Mr & Miss Mount Kenya University 2017: The judges bench including former Miss Universe Kenya Scarlet Were (right)

Speaking exclusively to Fotophreak Magazine, Michael Eliud expressed his gratitude to everyone who made that event possible and also helped him to lift that maiden shield that night…and we quote;

“Winning this title has really changed my life… I am more concerned about taking part in CSR…winning this title will enable me to give back to the society by helping the needy.
My plans for the future is to grow my modeling career and if possible I take part in international events…which i pray i will”

Mr & Miss Mount Kenya University 2017: Former and Current Winners of the Mr and Miss MKU

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