Leila Samati, a 20 year old model and undergraduate from Guinea Bissau has been crowned Miss Africa Great Britain 2018. The student of Bedfordshire University beat 27 other girls in what was a very close competition to clinch the crown.
The first runner up was Oreoluwa Kofoworade from Nigeria, a criminology graduate of the University of Kingston. Elizabeth Seyi from Togo finished in third place.
Leila will now assume her role as the ambassador of Miss Africa Great Britain’s Queens for a Reason programme and will be embarking on a charity mission to her home country Guinea Bissau.
As part of her prize, the winner will join the Justina Mutale Foundation as one of the young women speakers at the 63rd session of the United Nations Commission on the status of Women taking place in March 2019 at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
Miss Charity: Sophronia Powers from Liberia
Best Swimsuit Model: Naima Tahlil from Somalia
Best Evening Wear: Yurubella Ali from Somalia
Best Cultural Wear: Jandira bazomba from Angola
Top Model 2018: Emana Mulugeta from Ethiopia
Miss Congeniality: Gracia Susuzande from DR Congo
Miss Photogenic: Elizabeth Seyi from Togo
Miss Proactive: Sophronia Powers from Liberia
Miss Popularity: Jandira Bazomba from Angola
The Miss Africa GB organisation aims to empower women to be self-confident and strive to be their personal best. Above all, it aims to instill into young women, the spirit of giving back and charity.