A charming and rather social but obviously cautious Miss World Kenya Evelyn Njambi lends a smile, which then sprouts into a chuckle. “First, let me introduce myself as the Miss World Kenya. I don’t think all this has happened by default as God does everything with a plan,” she opens up.

It has been two weeks since Evelyn Njambi, who was the first runner-up during the Miss World Kenya competition that took place last December in Kilifi, was handed the crown following disciplinary issues that saw the then reigning beauty queen Roshanara Ebrahim get dethroned.

The 23-year-old interior design student at Maseno University says that as much as there has been so much vibe about her crowning with her predecessor stealing headlines, she is so well aware that all eyes are now on her.

“After it is all said and done, I have the duty to represent Kenya well when the Miss World event comes in December. I have started my preparations already and with all the assistance I am getting from Ashleys Kenya Limited, the Miss World Kenya pageant holders and Terry Mungai, the CEO, I have no doubt in my mind that I will do well,” she tells Pulse.

Prior to her crowning, Evelyne, was Miss World Kenya Kiambu County 2016 and during her reign as Miss World Kenya Kiambu, she engaged in various activities for her county, including supporting children to access quality education. She has worked with the Red Cross chapter in Kiambu to donate text books and uniform to children, as well as sanitary towels to girls.