Proud moment as Kenyan girl wins Little Miss World in Greece


Little known Tyra Angel Odeny from Kenya is the new “Little Miss World 2018 Grand Prix” at the 18th International Children’s Festival of Culture, Fashion and Arts held in Thessalonika, Greece. The 12 year-old Odeny was crowned in a ceremony that was full color and pomp at the Grand Hotel Palace Royal Theatre on Tuesday, September 2, 2018.

Odeny was among 47 contestants from 20 countries which saw walk away with a cash prize of Ksh58,500 (500 Euros) and the gold exclusive crown.

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The Little Mister World 2018 Grand Prix title went to Kantapat Rochanasmith from Thailand who is also 12 years old. The category attracted kids aged between 10 and 12 years in an event that was themed ‘Smile to the world’. The designers did not disappoint according to the author’s suits that were showcased on stage going hand in hand with the theme.

The contestants in the International Talent, International Model and the Golden Laurel  were categorized according to their age which was divided into ‘Tiny Miss/Mister:4-6 years, Mini Miss/Mister7-9 years, Little Miss/Mister 10-12 years and Teen Miss/Mister 13-17 years.

Eleven year old Ileana Paula from Romania won the silver crown nomination in the ‘Little Miss United World International Talent 2018 Silver Prix’ and while the ‘Little Mister United World International Talent 2018 Silver Prix’ went to Dmitriy Kafedjis from Uzbekistan.

Silver crowns in the nominations “Little Miss United World Model 2018 Silver Prix” and “Little Mister United World International Model 2018 Silver Prix” were won by eleven-year-old Vietnamese Alexandra Toni Matheson and eleven-year-old Romanian Liviu Andrei Lupascu. Estonian Annalisa Keskula,12, won the nomination “Little Miss Kindness 2018” in the presentation of social projects “Diary of Good Deeds”.walking away with a gift certificate for the amount of 250 Euros.

“Little Miss Olympic World 2018” a honorary title was presented to Jancer Galea,7, from Malta. With the Grand Prix of the Olympics of the stage arts “Golden Laurel 2018” being won by Alexandros Krilov from Greece.

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The organizing committee and partners of the September 24 to 30 festival congratulated all the participants.

 “We wholeheartedly congratulate all the winners and wish your dreams come true. Smile to the world and the world will smile at you! See all at the festival “Little Miss & Little Mister United World 2019”, said.