24 year old Susana Owono from North London has been crowned Miss Black Africa UK 2015. The student and model was chosen from 19 finalists at the Grand Finale held at the Newham Town Hall on Saturday, the 10th of October 2015.
Susana, who is originally from Equatorial Guinea, plans to be an advocate for child literacy and wants to start a charity program in her home country, Equatorial Guinea.
She said in her own words, " I am ecstatic to become Miss Black Africa and I am looking forward to using this platform to pursue my goals and make my voice heard".
Miss Black Africa Director, Dele Onabowu said that the finalists this year were quite strong contenders and almost all of them were worthy of the crown.
Susana Owono, Dele Onabowu, Cherelle Hammond
Cherelle Hammond representing Ghana was 1st runner up and Christianah Onwuzuruoha representing Nigeria was 2nd runner up.
Other winners were:
Tony Adams(Zimbabwe) was Miss Popularity
Michelle Makunganya (Malawi) Miss Catwalk
Josie Howard (Ghana) Miss Photogenic and 4th place.
Victoria Tatenda (Zimbabwe) Miss Congeniality
Delavi Kadi-Menson (Ghana) Miss Proactive
Amelia Lola (DR Congo) Best Cultural wear
Dima Muchenje (South Africa) Best Evening wear and 5th place.
Miss Black Africa was founded in 2011 and past queens have been from Zimbabwe, Angola and Nigeria. Miss Black Africa UK 2015 was sponsored by Ethiopian Airlines.
Photo Credits : Josh Daniel Jones