Nelly Kamwelu (18) beat other 18 contestants to win Miss Universe title at a beauty contest in Dar es Salaam on Friday night Nelly will now represent Tanzania in Miss Universe in Brazil later this year.
Neema Kilango and Yacoba Assenga emerged first and second runners-up, respectively.
Neema will represent Tanzania in Miss Earth in Thailand while Yacoba will compete in Miss International in China.
“It came as a surprise. In fact, my dream has come true,” said Nelly who was awarded Sh 3 million said. She also won a scholarship to study in New York Film Academy majoring in Mass Communications and film production. She was again named Vodacom Tanzania Goodwill Ambassador and awarded a blackberry phone loaded with six months subscription.
Neema pocketted Sh1m/- and was named Miss Congeniality. Yacoba took home Sh. 500,000 and will represent Tanzania in Miss International scheduled to take place in Chengdu, China.