Miss Tourism Busia County 2018 Champion Ann Paula Machio has exuded confidence in winning Miss Tourism Kenya title during the National competitions to be held at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi next month.
Speaking during a press conference in Busia on Monday, Machio who was flagged by her mother Margaret Machio said she had done enough pre-competition preparations that will enable her clinch the Miss Tourism Kenya title.
‘‘I know the National competitions will not be easy as other competitors from other counties are yearning for the same trophy. Nevertheless, I have faith in God and hope that I will emerge the winner. All I request from my people is their support and prayers,’’ she said.
Busia County Director Tourism, Patrice Lumumba said his department had done enough to prepare Machio for Miss Tourism Kenya championships and is confident that Busia will not take any other position ‘‘apart from the overall title.’’
Lumumba said that despite the County not presenting a competitor in the Miss Tourism Kenya Competitions in 2017 ‘‘due to the unstable political conditions,’’ all gears were set for the 2018 edition that will be held on October 13.
Miss Tourism Busia Patron and County’s First Lady Judy Ojaamong urged Busia County residents to support Paula in her quest to win the Miss tourism Kenya trophy because ‘that crown would put Busia in good National face and open more opportunities.
Judy also lauded Paula for working hard and finishing her studies at the Technical University of Mombasa where she will be graduating with Bachelors in Journalism and Mass Communication in December 2018.
The 21 years old Machio won Miss Busia Tourism trophy in May 21, 2018 in the competitions which were held at Chef West Hotel, an event presided by renowned judges including Ian Mbugua. She has won other titles including Miss Global Kenya 2017 where she represented Kenya in Cambodia, South East Asia.