Democratic Republic of Congo’s beauty Dorcas Dienda is handing over the reins to a new Queen as the road to Miss Africa 2019 Calabar intensifies. We caught up with her to find out how her year of reign was.
What do you now know about yourself that you did not know when you were crowned queen just over a year ago?
I didn’t know that I was as strong, I understood that there are fights that we win just by praying, I knew that my prayers had an impact because I deeply believed in them. I went through complicated situations that I couldn’t win without God.
What are your top highlight moments during your year of reign?
I had so many special and unforgettable moments this year but I would say, my favourites were my many visits to orphanages and schools, rich and pure moments that I shared with these little beings who tomorrow will be the future of our continent. For me it is priceless. And meetings with some big personalities of my country such as the first lady of the Democratic Republic of Congo and many others who gave me their support for my projects.
What would you like the next queen to never forget?
I would like the woman who will succeed me to never forget where she comes from, and especially why she was elected. She has to make the continent proud as we have done so far,. The family Miss Africa Calabar family keeps growing and I will be there for her, as the others have been for me.
What for you makes the City of Calabar special?
A city full of joy and love that adopted me for a year, it is so special to me because it is filled with culture and talent. I hope it will continue to grow in the years to come.
What’s next from you?
After the crown I will get back to my studies, that’s my main goal. I will also devote myself to my foundation and business which I started this in 2019. For me, Miss Africa Calabar was the start of a great story, the best is yet to come