In a glittering event that had Governor Ben Ayade as a keynote speaker, Kenya’s Irene beat 22 girls from as many countries to emerge as this year’s winner of Miss Africa Calabar 2019.

Outgoing Congo queen, Dorcas Dienda, handed over the reins to Irene clad in a glamorous red gown that accentuated her silhouette.  No stranger to pageantry, Irene is also Miss Jomo Kenyatta University 2018/2019 and Miss Progress Kenya 2019 reigning queen.

The celebrated East African beauty impressed judges with her eloquence, poise, and brains.