Roshanara Shines At Miss Universe 2021 Preliminary & National Costume Competition
Eilat, Israel (Saturday, 11th December 2021) – Roshanara Ebrahim, Miss Universe Kenya 2021 competed successfully in the Miss Universe preliminary competition that took place on Friday night in Israel, in preparation for the finals slated for this Sunday.
Roshanara has been in Israel since the end of November touring Israel and taking part in various activities. The Preliminary Competition was preceded by an interview with judges. During the preliminary competition, Roshanara competed in swimsuit, evening gown and afterwards competed in the National Costume show with other 80 delegates from around the world.
Roshanara Ebrahim, Miss Universe Kenya 2021 on stage during the Evening Gown Competition at the Universe Arena in Eilat, Israel on December 10, 2021. The Miss Universe contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe finals on Sunday, December 12 at 7:00 PM
Roshanara’s competition evening gown was designed by Jian Lasala from the Philippines, through his brand Lasala Atelier. “The evening gown worn by Roshanara at the Miss Universe stage is a manifestation of God’s love & faithfulness,” said Jian. “It is also a manifestation of how God’s sees us with so much love & delight. The gown was made in 15-days total and over 6 different crystals were used to create the ombré effect”
The evening gown has garnered praise and high accolades from pageant experts and fashion observers from around the world.
During the National Costume competition, Roshanara wore an intricate outfit by Jamil Walji of Jamil Walji Couture. “Designing the national costume was something very dear to me.
Energetically I connected and felt Rosh as the warrior and protector of the ocean. Because back with her upbringing in the coastal region I felt our beautiful coastal marine life needed to be protected.” Walji explained. “And so I put out a voice through Rosh to Universe. Hence I came up with a sustainable fashion made of fish leather and recycled flip flops from ocean sole. Seeing Rosh grace the runway gave me a lot of joy and love.”
During her stay in Israel, Roshanara has also been dressed by Liz Ogumbo Fashion, accessories provided by Adele Dejak, bags by UNLEASH in an exceptional show of support by Kenyan fashion brands and designers.
The Miss Universe finals were aired FOX and Telemundo on Sunday, December 12th (US Eastern time).
The Miss Universe Organization (MUO), an Endeavor company, creates and advances opportunities for women around the world through its network of relationships across entertainment, fashion and philanthropy. MUO encourages every woman to challenge herself, find her unique voice, and embody the organization’s mission of being Confidently Beautiful. The 10,000 women who participate in Miss Universe programs annually inspire others to pursue their personal and professional goals while making an impact in their communities. The MISS UNIVERSE®, MISS USA® and MISS TEEN USA® competitions provide contestants and titleholders with an international platform through dedicated partnerships with global charities, sponsors, and brands.
About Miss Universe Kenya
Miss Universe Kenya franchise is owned and managed by Mwanzo Media and has successfully held the National finals on 30th October 2021 in Nairobi, Kenya. Miss Universe Kenya is proud to work with Kenyan brands in empowering young women to fulfill their dreams and goals and contribute to various causes and activities in creating more opportunities for young women in Kenya.
About Jamil Walji
Jamil Walji Couture designed by couturier Jamil Walji from Nairobi, Kenya, produces designs that are timeless and exclusive with sophistication luxurious gowns translated into couture looks, with a cultural twist of inspiration keeping culture and heritage across the globe Alive. This is by extracting the original old inspiration and translating it into a modern look hence keeping the elements or textures from the past incorporated into the look.
About Liz Ogumbo
Since its conceptualization in 2007, Liz Ogumbo fashion brand specializes in offering the local and global market fashion that exemplifies our lifestyles in an eco-friendly manner, while enhancing our individual expression. The fashion offered, is inspired by Liz Ogumbo’s heritage for the fashion-savvy individual through sleek cuts, simple-yet provocative design.
About Adele Deejak
Adele Dejak the brand is home to luxurious African inspired jewellery handcrafted in the heart of Kenya. Everything comes from materials that different African tribes would use to make their ornaments and trinkets.
About Jian Lasala
Jian Lasala is a born-again Christian fashion designer from the Philippines who is also a missionary and volunteers his time in spreading the gospel to the poverty-stricken areas of Tondo, Manila. Jian, who is born in Cebu City and raised in Iligan City, found his passion not only in fashion design but also in preaching and sharing God’s word to whoever he meets. Jian is an experienced fashion designer who has shown his creations and evening gowns at the Miss Universe stage dressing up candidates from Sierra Leone, Kenya, Tanzania, Belize, Cambodia & Nepal c/o Atelier Lasala