Miss Congo UK 2017 beauty pageant is an African beauty contest held in London. The event has been there since 2006.
It gives equal chances to all girls from the Democratic of Congo bloodline to represent their families traditional tribes, whether mother or father. It provides a unique opportunity to become famous, meet interesting people and of course get the Grand Prize.
This year’s edition was quite an interesting one as the title went to Horcelie Sinda wa Mbongo.
What makes her a unique winner is the fact that she is HIV positive and so she highlighted the plight of millions of Africans who suffer from HIV.
The 22 year-old originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo was 11 years old when she discovered she had been born HIV positive and so for her, the title means a lot. She plans to go back to her country, the DRC to campaign on HIV and AIDS and help others confront the disease.