This Saturday, Rwandans are witnessing the grand finale for the selection of Miss Rwanda 2015.
Fifteen beauty pageants have finalized preparations to appear before the panel of local and international judges and the nation and the winner will be crowned.
On Friday, several delegations from Nigeria, Belgium and Congo Brazzaville jetted into the country through Kigali International Airport.
Notable among the arrivals include Ramsey Noah, a star filmmaker from Nigeria.
Miss Rwanda 2015 final contestants were drawn from competitions conducted across the four provinces of the country including Kigali city.
The pre selections that began in January involved over 250 girls from across the country, which is double, the number of girls who participated last year.
According to organizers, voting for Miss Rwanda will also be by SMS accounting for 20% of total marks.
The other 80% of marks will be awarded by judges through assessing the pageants eloquence, beauty among others.
In the Previous Miss Rwanda, parents of pageants had scorned the contests, but this time, parents have been heavily involved in promoting their daughters.
The mother of Lynca Akacu, a Miss Rwanda contestant, paid for her daughter’s advertisement seeking support through a giant public display screen in Kigali.
KTPress also learnt that Akacu’s mother flew from Congo Brazaville to attend the final selection for miss Rwanda in which she pledged 100% support to her daughter.
The lady who will be crowned Miss Rwanda 2015, will scoop a Suzuki SUV car worth Rwf 15M ($22,000). She will also earn a monthly $1000 during her reign.
Colombe Akiwacu, Miss Rwanda 2014 advised her successor, “let her work the talk; she should have a plan and always have alternative whenever initial strategy does not work.”