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Miss Cameroon, Only African In Last 12 For Miss World 

By Josephine Liwonjo & Mercy Ajah*

CameroonPostline.com — Miss Cameroon 2013, Denise Valerie Ayena, is the only African among 12 contestants retained for the ongoing Miss World competition in Indonesia. Miss Valerie Ayena, 22, was chosen out of 131 pageants initially in the competition. The 12 remaining contestants were announced, Tuesday, September 17.
 

The others retained are pageants from Australia, British Virgin Islands, Indonesia, Ukraine, Wales, Canada, Dominica Republic, Hong Kong, Panama, Slovakia and Trinidad and Tobago.
Denise Ayena is a final year student of the University of Yaounde, studying Communication. The 1.80m tall beauty is also into modelling in South Africa. She was born and raised in Douala, although she is from the Centre Region.
 

The new queen of beauty in Cameroon has an ambition of becoming a successful broadcast journalist. Having an artistic nature, Ayena enjoys painting and drawing, as well as traditional African dancing. In her spare time, she enjoys watching motocross. Her favourite book is the “DA VINCI CODE,” and she considers herself a “Culinary tourist.”
 

Being a successful model, Ayena stands a greater chance of winning the crown, since she has all the qualities  of a beautiful contestant which are, the physical beauty, personality, talent and  able to answer Judges’ questions. She has an added advantage of being bilingual. In August this year, Miss Ayena easily beat 19 other contestants in the Miss Cameroon competition.
 

*(UB Journalism Students On Internship)
 

First published in The Post print edition no 01466

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