Being Miss Johns 2019
“I am Faith M. and I am attending the St. John’s Girls Secondary School in Kilifi County, Kenya. I am presently finishing my third term in Form 2 (sophomore year) and will begin Form 3 (junior year) in January 2020.
Every year my school holds a Miss Johns competition and one girl is selected as Miss Johns. All the girls who enter the competition must prepare an application explaining why they desire to enter the competition and then must prepare an outfit to model in. All of this must be done on your own time in addition to your school work and responsibilities.
I decided to enter the competition even though many said I did not possess the required height for modeling. I knew I had the passion to complete the requirements and the creativity to design my attire. So I when ahead with my desire.
Fifty girls entered the Miss Johns competition and ten were selected to move forward to round two. During round two every girl had to model their attire and answer many questions that were asked by a panel of judges. This was the most difficult part since the contestants were not allowed to prepare answers in advance. The questions were a surprise so one had to be ready. Most of the girls had a designer work with them on their modeling attire. The judges were most impressed because I was the only contestant who did not. I designed my attire by myself and it was truly unique. I used recycled materials for the top and skirt – mosquito netting, recycled bags, old CDs and plaited my hair.
When I was announced the winner, I was in shock but was so excited to be the Miss Johns 2019.
Hard work, determination, perseverance mixed with some luck can work in anyone’s favor. I thank God for this blessing and helping me to believe in myself and my dreams.
Faith – Miss Johns 2019″