Diana Edward wins Miss Tanzania title

31Oct 2016
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Diana Edward wins Miss Tanzania title

DIANA Edward claimed revived Miss Tanzania beauty contest after beating a pack of 29 contestants who featured in the event staged at a packed Rock City Mall here, in early hours of Sunday morning.

Miss Tanzania runners-up Grace Malikita (L) and third-placed Mary Peter of sandwich the newly crowned Miss Tanzania, Diana Edward in Mwanza on Sunday morning.

The winner previously excelled in the preliminary Ubungo area before progressing to win the Miss Kinondoni beauty pageantry thereafter.

The Maasai young lady responded well to questions posed by Jokate Mwegelo. She looked highly confident to answer questions in English language with high degree fluency that left most of the spectators in bewilderment.

“What incident that actually made you happy throughout your life so far”, that was the question Diana responded well.

The winner edged another contestant from Dodoma, Anna Nitwa who was a pre-event favourite but she lacked the courage to respond with confidence.

Ilala contestant Juulitha Kabethe also fauled to respond well to Mwegelo’s questions.

The five top-placed contestants included Juulitha, Anna, Grace Malikita and Mary Peter of Tabata, Ilala and Mwanza respectively.

Peter was runners-up of the event after edging Grace to the third place in the final standings.
Diana was presented with a brand new Toyota IST saloon car by the guest of honour who happened to be the Deputy Minister for Information, Culture, Arts and Sports, Anastazia Mabula ( Ilemela MP).

The guest of honour hailed the organisers for staging the event and congratulated Lino Agency International under its director Hashim Lundenga.

Outgoing Miss Tanzania Liliani Kamazima, crowned Diana amid cheers from the spectators who turned out in huge numbers.

Former Miss Tanzania who also attended the function include Wema Sepetu, Jokate and Hoyce Temu (Miss Tanzania 1999).

Diana will represent Tanzania in the 'Miss World 2016' expected to be staged in the United States in December.

This year’s edition has been highly supported by the Guardian Limited through its biweekly sports and entertainment tabloid of Lete Raha.

Other sponsors who joined the fray include Morena Hotel Dodoma, Regency Park Hotel Singida, Jembe ni jembe, PII, HC, Rock City Mall, Isamilo Lounge,Pepsi, Lahe Hotel Mwanza and Samanene Hotel Mwanza. The event was staged in Mwanza for the first time since its revival in 1994.