Samburu County held their county edition of Miss Tourism 2018 on Saturday 22nd September 2018 in a competition that attracted the beauties within the county. The judging panel had a rough time deciding on the beauty with a brain that could carry the day but when all was said and done, it was Mt Kenya University’s Joyce Lewarani who carried the crown home.
We had a word with the 20-year old second year student of Supplies and Procurement Management at Mt Kenya University, Nakuru campus. Here are her plans for the great county of Samburu.
The Campus Lady Magazine (TCLM): How did you discover your passion for fashion and modelling?
Joyce Lewarani (JL): I got my first motivation in 2016 by Selengei Leparkeras the 2nd Miss Tourism Kenya, Samburu County. I started developing some interest in modeling which led me in inquiring more about modeling. Finally my passion and that interest got into me fully after we had some talks with Selengei.
This led me to contest for Miss Tourism for the first time in 2016 June and I managed to be the 1st runners up. It made me to have a dream and hopes of becoming Miss Tourism Kenya and I think still dreaming of winning my destiny.
TCLM: Congratulations. How has your experience been since 2016 in the industry?
JL: Am still getting more inspirations from those who are above me though mostly there are more competition and sometimes you feel you might not make it.
What keeps me going is the dreams am chasing and make me never think who are my competitors. What is important is to keep my dreams alive and knowing my destiny. Challenges are there but still God is making me move on.
TCLM: Having won Miss Tourism Kenya Samburu County, what plans do you have to promote tourism in the county?
JL: First I will keep on advising young talents and those who have interest in modeling to follow their dreams because everything is possible if you have set goals. My plans for my county is to collaborate with every stakeholder and set strategies and new plans to make our tourism sector more advanced like other counties
TCLM: That’s great. does modelling pay?
JL: In a way.. Depending on seasons,.. Sometimes they have appreciations
TCLM: What is your next milestone?
JL: To constent for miss world kenya
TCLM: Any advice for upcoming models?
JL: What I can tell them is that if you have passion in modeling work hard to achieve your dream. No matter how many times you fail, always work hard because persistence pays
TCLM: Any regrets you have in life?
JL: I have no regrets
TCLM: Your relationship status?