Miss Universe Kenya 2016, Mary Esther Were, was a dazzling beauty at the 65th Miss Universe held on Sunday, January 29, 2017, at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.
The beautiful lass made it to the top six contestants at the global competition.
Iris Mittenaere of France was crowned the new Miss Universe by former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach of the Philippines.
First and second runner-ups were Miss Haiti (Raquel Pelissier) and Miss Colombia (Andrea Tovar).
The top finalists hailed from Kenya, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, Panama, Colombia, Phillippines, Canada, Brazil, France, Haiti, Thailand and the U.S.
Host Steve Harvey joked on the show that he got the winner right this year, after last year’s confusion of getting it wrong.
Rapper Flo Rida and R&B group Boys II Men provided entertainment.
A message posted on the Miss Universe Kenya social media pages congratulating Esther read:
“Good luck our beautiful Mary Esther Were you have made us so proud! You have flewn the Kenyan flag high! (sic)”
See the gorgeous lass in the photo gallery below: