When only eleven finalists remained on stage at the Miss World 2016 pageant in Maryland, Evelyn Njambi, Miss World Kenya 2016, was the only African contestant remaining. While she didn’t win the title, the elegant beauty in a ravishing red gown was the fourth runner-up; nonetheless, she is the reigning Miss Kenya 2016 and Miss World Africa. Njambi had the least preparation time of any of the Miss World contestants as the former Miss Kenya, Roshanara Ebrahim, was dethroned, leaving her just months to prepare for the Miss World pageant. Nevertheless, the reigning Miss World Kenya is a very dedicated, conscientious person. She always loved making herself as beautiful as possible, telling the Daily Nation that “I loved dolling myself up and made my family late for church as they waited for me to get my makeup done.” Her first beauty pageant was at Maseno University, where Njambi is currently an interior design student; however, not making the finals, she gave up on the notion until her brother convinced her to try for the Miss Kenya Kiambu County title.
Deftly winning the county crown, Njambi proceeded to a challenging boot camp, where she pushed herself, coming in second to friend Roshanara Ebrahim, who become Miss Kenya. Back at college, she was organizing charity fashion shows when she received a message indicating that she was now Miss Kenya 2016, and in a few months, she would represent her country at the 66th Miss World event. The statuesque beauty with the high cheekbones finished in the top five of the Miss World’s Top Model heat, becoming Miss World Africa. During an interview with Media Max, Njambi mentioned that she had wanted to become a model, but the modeling agency demanded money, which she lacked. Now as Miss World Kenya 2016, Njambi enjoys wearing the couture gowns by Kenyan fashion designers during official appearances, and at this year’s Miss World Top Models heat, many of the contestants modeled gowns by Kenyan designers.
As Miss World Kenya 2016, Njambi works with the Red Cross in Kiambu on a project named Reach For The Stars, which donates books and stationary supplies to students that lack the basic necessities for school. Njambi will also use her title to continue her crusade against female circumcision.