Seychelles to host 8th Miss Deaf Africa and Miss Deaf Indian Ocean pageant | 07 November 2019
Twelve young pageant queen hopefuls from different African states will take to the catwalk on December 1 in the hopes of being crowned Miss Deaf Africa & Miss Deaf Indian Ocean.
The eighth Miss Deaf Africa and Miss Deaf Indian Ocean, being organised by the Association of People with Hearing Impairment (Aphi), in collaboration with Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort, is set to take place from November 26 to December 2, 2019 with the finals scheduled at 5pm on December 1 at the International Conference Centre of Seychelles (ICCS).
Twelve countries have so far confirmed their participation in the pageant, which aims to empower young deaf women in the region to become role models to other deaf young women, and to form each of them as a driving force of positive change within their own home countries.
A contestant each from Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Uganda, Ethiopia, Namibia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, and Mozambique have already confirmed their participation, and selected their respective participants.
Mauritius and La Reunion will also be competing while Seychelles will be represented by Emma Jean Baptiste of Roche Caiman.
During the final pageant, Miss Deaf Africa 2019 will be crowned along with the First and Second princess. A winner from the region will also be selected among the Reunion, Mauritius and Seychelles contestants and will be crowned Miss Indian Ocean 2019.
Prizes for Miss Personality and Miss Photogenic will also be up for grabs on the night.
Tickets for the pageant show are priced at R100 and are available from members of the association as well as usual retail outlets.
For further information and ticket purchases, the association can be contacted on 2749791.
Last year’s pageant was won by Eliza Mundine from Mozambique. As part of her prizes, she won a return ticket to Seychelles. Ms Mundine is expected to arrive in Seychelles ahead of the pageant on November 15, to start implementing her project at the School for the Deaf at Au Cap.