As she prepares to represent Kenya at the 2019 Miss Universe pageant in Atlanta, beauty queen Stacy Michuki has left netizens, especially female ones, in awe and feeling proud about being Kenyan.
Taking to Instagram on Monday, December 2, the 18-year-old Michuki uploaded photos dressed in a stunning fashion design concept of the national costume, actualized by fashionista Cate Odera.
Ms Michuki dedicated the costume to every little Kenyan Girl who dares to dream.
“This is for all the First Females in 🇰🇪 Kenya 🇰🇪 This is for those who wore capes and fought our freedoms. It is for those who took up manes and clawed their way into a male dominated world.
“This is for those who picked up spears and leveled the playing/farming/working fields for us, and for those who forthrightly strived to give us a voice.
“This is for those who stood their ground for future generation of girls like me. Today, I can be confident in who I am, what I believe in and the dreams I pursue, because of these formidable FIRST FEMALES,” wrote Michuki.
The beauty queen went on to name some of the FIRST FEMALES such as Prof.Wangare Mathai, Lupita Ny’ongo, Mekatilili wa Menza, Dr. Julia Ojiambo, Joyce Laboso, Anne Waiguru, Charity Ngilu, Wanuri Kahiu, Lorna Kiplagat, Janeth Kipkosgei, Catherine Ndereba, Nyiva Mwendwa, Orie rogo Manduli, and others.
“This is for every little Kenyan Girl who dares to dream.. WEAR THE MANE, PICK UP YOUR SPEAR AND BE THE FIRST TO DO WHATEVER IT IS YOU FEAR. THIS IS FOR YOU KENYA,” stated Michuki.
Check out the national costume below.