Neema Mtitu (22) defeated nine other aspirants to win the Miss Excellence Open University of Tanzania (OUT) crown at a beauty contest in Dar es Salaam on Friday night.
Welengu David (20) and Nemesia Simon (23) emerged second and first runners-up, respectively.
The top three were awarded a degree course sponsorship worth Sh6,030,000 each in the event which was graced by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, Benard Membe.
Apart from securing a ticket to contest at the Vodacom Miss Tanzania final, Neema also pocketed Sh500,000. Welengu and Nemesia received Sh200, 000 and Sh150, 000, respectively.
Khadija Madebe (22) finished fourth followed by Sophia Chacha (23).
Others were Bela Edward, Grace Dominic, Jemima Maole, Magdalene Asei and Valentine Luhoga.
Bela won Chichi Hotel Ambassador title and she was awarded Sh 300, 000.