Miss Congo Dorcas Kasinde’s Wig On Fire After She Was Crowned Miss Africa 2018
Miss Congo Dorcas Kasinde, has emerged the winner of the 2018 edition of Miss Africa beauty pageant hosted by the Cross River government.
Kasinde, who emerged winner ahead of the first runner-up, Nigeria’s Chimamaka Goodness Nnaemeka, and Zambia’s Gladys Kayumba, who emerged as the second runner-up, was crowned as the new Queen on Thursday by the 2017 winner, Gaseangwe Balopi from Botswana.
It was gathered that as the 24-year-old Congolese Queen hugged her predecessor while celebrating her victory, her wig caught fire.
This happened after the stage fireworks positioned at various corners on the stage were let loose upon the announcement of the winner.
The incident caused a brief panic on the stage as the host of the show, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, and ex-Miss Africa, Balopi frantically tried to put out the fire.
Meanwhile, the Congolese beauty Queen is expected to take home $35,000 and a sports utility vehicle as her winning prize.
The Nigerian representative earned $10,000 while Zambia’s Kayumba will be given $5,000 for her effort.
Speaking shortly after emerging as the Queen, Kasinde said, “I am so glad to have you all and I am so happy. I want to thank you all for coming out tonight to vote for me, even on social media. I love you so much.”
She added that, “I am good, although my hair was broken but it’s okay, thank you.”
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