- She thanked the Kenyan community for its support.
- Rehema Muthamia is now gearing up for the Miss World pageant.
Rehema Muthamia, Miss England 2021, will feature at the 70th Miss World pageant in Puerto Rico in December this year.
Although born in England, she spent part of childhood in Kenya and has maintained strong roots.
She said yesterday in an interview with a British TV station: “The Kenyan community has really got behind me and wanted to support me, and loved seeing someone from my heritage being represented.”
Muthamia, 25, spoke about the weight that comes with the ‘Miss England’ crown, and in particular, her skin colour. Cruel trolls have told her she “wasn’t British” and “didn’t represent the UK”, just because of her complexion.
“People were calling about me having won,” she said on ITV’s This Morning. “Telling me they weren’t happy that I was a black woman.”
She continued: “I don’t understand it. I’m not a racist person. My family is so mixed. I’m mixed with everybody.”
Rehema Muthamia’s Success
Rehema is not all beauty without brains. She holds a Master of Science degree in Genetics from University of Sussex. She speaks four languages. In the TV interview, she thanked her family: “My family are so supportive they can’t stop talking about it.”
Rehema took over the Miss England crown from Bhasha Mukherjee, a career medic. The crown came along with £2,000 (KSh300,000) among other prizes. In February this year, she was crowned ‘Miss All African Colours’.
The winner of the Miss World pageant will be announced on December 16.