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Search for Miss Rwanda 2012 Is On

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The ministry of sports and culture together with Mashirika performing arts and media company has launched the search for Miss Rwanda 2012.

The theme for the second edition of this beauty pageant, which first took place in 2009, is “Beauty with a purpose – unifying Rwandan beauty and culture.”

The Minister of Sports and Culture Protais Mitali said that while it is meant for pleasure and entertainment, the concept of the pageant is to encourage youth, especially girls, to get more involved in embracing and promoting the country’s culture. In this regard, Miss Rwanda will engage involved in a number of activities that include peace-building initiatives, advocacy for gender equality, as well as acting as an ambassador of the youth and the country in general. Most importantly, she will be required to be a role model for young women within the society.

Candidates for the crown must have completed six years of secondary education, be of Rwandan nationality, be aged between 18-25 years, have a minimum height of 1.70m, be fluent in Kinyarwanda and English or French and not have a criminal record, among others.

The selection of Miss Rwanda 2012 will commence on provincial level, with Southern province opening the contest on July 14 in Huye district and closing in Kigali city on August 12. Three finalists per province and Kigali city will then enter the finals which will take place on September 1 in Kigali.

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