The Miss Sahara team came, saw and conquered.
Set in the stark sophistication of The Bellevue Venue, an impressive lineup of beautiful finalists strutted their stuff in the Bellevue runway. The stunning finalist Catherine Madziva was announced the winner last Saturday night, Beti Mapiou came first runner-up and Adut Lual came second runner-up.
Miss Sahara is the only National Beauty Pageant for Women of African heritage in Australia.
Miss Sahara seeks to expand broader Australian community’s notions of beauty in a multicultural Australian context, whilst building pathways for women of African heritage to be better represented in the mainstream beauty and modeling industries.
It also fosters role modeling and leadership skills and values participants’ abilities to advocate and raise awareness of Africa’s rich cultures.
For other beauty queens and the audience alike, the energy in the Bellevue Venue was electric. With plenty of press, camera clicks, and flashing lights, finalists glided up and down the runway like water over a glass.
VIP guests were granted special access to premium seating and it was definitely amazing to see the spirit of The African heritage through and expressed throughout the night, making its mark on the Australian beauty pageant scene. The Miss Sahara team lead by Miss Sahara CEO Teresa Yuol did a commendable job running a successful event.
Check out some photos from the event below courtesy of James Mao: