In 2016 we had finalists representing Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. Each finalist had their own vision but the one thing they all have in common is ambition. Miss Face of East Africa UK aim to embrace and empower East African females within the United Kingdom.

We also take pride in acknowledging our East African male movement.

See: East African Excellence


In October 2016, Charlotte Ndagi was crowned the first ever

Miss Face of East Africa UK.

2nd place (1st Princess) Lorraine Chabeda

3rd place (2nd Princess) Aziza Hassen

2016 Finalists

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Helen Haile

Currently a Radio Presenter on Westside FM from Monday to Friday, at 10am until 1pm. Helen has a YouTube Channel where she addresses things she finds most annoying and discusses topics which the younger generation can relate to: youtube.com/HelenHaile
She also incorporates her culture in to everything she does, as she is proud that it forms her identity.   Aspiring to become a Television personality and in her own words “put Eritrea on the map.” With there being a minority of East African female representation within the media industry, Helen is determined to make a change.

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Aziza Hassen

Graduated from University of Essex with a Honours in LLB Law. Currently working as a Legal Assistant at a top US law firm in the city and with aspirations of becoming a property developer. Aziza, also known as Zizi, is the Managing Director of an Afro-Centic fashion company brand MUVAFRIKA, which will be launching soon. Her hard work has not gone unnoticed as she has been featured in United African Diaspora (UAD), see: https://unitedafricandiaspora.org, who aim to give great focus to major developments in Africa, inspiring people in the diaspora and business opportunities worldwide. She has some freelance modelling experience and previously been a Hip Hop Ambassador/Writer for Guestlist Network. Having studied Music for 7 years, Zizi has learnt how to play the piano and drums and create her very own compositions.
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Lorraine Chabeda

 With the relevance of Economics to our everyday lives and genuine enjoyment of the subject, Lorraine decided to study BSc Economics at university. She is also a Fashion and Beauty blogger for an online magazine called DK Online. Fashion and beauty is also Lorraine’s main focus on her YouTube Channel: youtube.com/LoveLoz
Lorraine is a freelance model with aspirations of pursuing her modelling career, along with launching her own beauty brand. She takes pride in skin care and has always had a real interest in the science behind it. Having had the pleasure of modelling for Eli & Pai and her participation in this years My Runway London Fashion Show, Lorraine is certainly on track towards building a strong network so she can achieve her goals.

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Charlotte Ndagi

Currently studying LLB Law at university, with aspirations of becoming a human rights lawyer and advocate for those who are less fortunate. With the intention to make a difference in people’s lives, Charlotte aims to raise more awareness and tackle the unfairness of receiving basic healthcare services in Uganda and other third world countries. She strongly believes that basic health care services are a human’s right and should not depend on class. Charlotte will also be launching her very own health and fitness blog dedicated to encouraging those who are uncomfortable about their size or weight, to invest in a healthier lifestyle. Having dropped approximately 4 dress sizes from a size 18, Charlotte will be dedicating time to share her experiences and motivate others to not fear the journey.


Olivia Mutegevu

 Prospective Psychology university student, with aspirations of becoming a qualified Counselling Psychologist. From doing her own hair since 2013, mainly making her own wigs, Olivia has learnt that as people we are more than capable of doing things for ourselves yet we tend to rely on others instead of attempting to do it ourselves. Olivia launched her blog earlier this year (see: https://alenasthoughtsblog.wordpress.com/), with the aim to inspire youth in regards to their current situation and what they are going through. By sharing her experiences and what she has learnt from these experiences, Olivia is having a positive influence on her readers. She has hopes in the future of using her blogging platform to address and promote more awareness of mental health within youth and the African and Caribbean community. Olivia is also currently learning sign language and aspires to publish a trilogy of fiction books. A proud Kanye West lover, for not only his music but also his confidence.