REPRESENTING KENYA

Beauty queen with love for livestock farming

In Summary
  • She was signed as DDAK goodwill ambassador, alongside Miss Face of Humanity Kenya Maureen Nzisa, on October 7
  • The journey started when she was four. Her mother would give her heels to try on and she would constantly tell her that she had the qualities of a model
Model Celestine Awuor during the signing of the Disability Discover Association of Kenya goodwill ambassador deal at Tomoca, Nairobi, on October 7, 2021.
Model Celestine Awuor during the signing of the Disability Discover Association of Kenya goodwill ambassador deal at Tomoca, Nairobi, on October 7, 2021.
Image: DOUGLAS OKIDDY

Celestine Awuor Otieno is the reigning universal Woman of Kenya representing the country globally.

While off the runway, she feeds and takes care of her livestock; goats and sheep in the village, she also supplies building and construction materials.

When she drops off her wigs, heels, nails and makeup, she dives into taking care of her herds.

Her title is a new pageant in the fashion industry that seeks to harmonise and bring together ladies of all kinds, the young and old, married and single.

Awuor has partnered with the Disability Discovery Association of Kenya to help fill the gap and empower women living with disability.

She was signed as DDAK goodwill ambassador, alongside Miss Face of Humanity Kenya Maureen Nzisa, on October 7.  

The journey started when she was four. Her mother would give her heels to try on and she would constantly tell her that she had the qualities of a model.

She would also scout for modelling opportunities and link Awuor to try her luck, this helped her gain experience and runway courage.

After high school Awuor registered for Kenya fashion house and graduated with a certificate in modelling.

“My father is liberal so when he asked what I wanted to do after high school, I told him I want to be a model and he empowered me,” Awuor told the Star during an interview.

She has been in the fashion and modelling industry for five years now. She was crowned beauty queen at Zetech University and represented Siaya county in the Miss World Kenya pageant, where she was among the top 10.

Awuor has also represented brands such as Ciala Resort and Melili Hotel.

She looks forward to taking part in international runways and representing Kenya in international pageants.

Awuor featured in an international film that is yet to be released. She didn't give the title, saying she wants it to be a surprise to her fans.

“I anticipate being featured in more international films and walking in big runways, and I'm representing Kenya next year in Dubai,” Awuor added.