Miss Plus MKU
Who is Jemima Wanjiru?
I am a plus size model (size 14/16) and currently a third year student at Mount Kenya University pursuing a Bachelors Degree of Science in Real Estate and Property Management and that is after I graduated from the University of Nairobi with a Diploma in Estate Agency and Property Management.
What are your interests, hobbies, likes, dislikes?
My interests, hobbies and like are cooking, travelling, modelling, interior décor, socializing, swimming. I dislike disrespectful people.
How did you find yourself on the run way?
Being on the runway makes me feel like a true queen and I found myself on the runway by striving hard in the modelling industry and proved that despite being a plus size model I can rock the runway and leave a major impression.
What makes you stand out from the other pageants?
Being a bold and confident plus size model and believing in myself is what makes me different from other pageants
If you could have lunch with any person in history who would it be?
I have 3 or 4 people I would really love to dine with but the major is Tyra Banks.
Do celebrities have a responsibility to be positive role models?
Yes celebrities have a responsibility to be positive role models because with this new generation most people look up to them and want to have lifestyles as same as the celebrities. So if the latter lives a responsible lifestyle their followers will do the same.
Have you experienced criticism for competing in pageantry? If so, how did you handle it?
I have contested and was crowned as Miss Plus MKU 2020. During the training I had issues with heels which made a lot people doubt my ability to be on the runway and acquire the title moreover, the training was tough than any other training I have attended but thank God I found a solution. Out of all the heels I would have tried out, double sole 6 inch heels is what saved the day.
Do you think technology is hurting personal relationships?
Yes technology is hurting personal relationships because people will always snoop around and gossip about it. I personally prefer a private relationship away from the public
If you woke up tomorrow and gained any one ability or quality, what would you want it to be?
If I woke to a new ability or quality it would be drawing and painting, I find it elegant and a good way to express your emotions
What is your favorite television show that you have to watch weekly?
Currently my favorite television show is Maria
How do you juggle the responsibilities of your crown with the demands of your current life?
Juggling the responsibilities between my crown and other demands of my current life I believe everything has its own time, creating a timetable and giving each responsibility its own time would be of great help
If you could visit any place in the world where would it be
I have no specific places I would love to visit but anywhere involving the beach and around Europe
What is your dream job, employer or partnership?
I have always had the love for houses, generally the property and construction industry and that’s what I’m working towards to be my dream career, not forgetting my modelling career too. I have no specific employer but I will work hard to find the best employers and I can as well be my own employer. In partnership, I would mainly focus in the plus size modelling industry. There are very few opportunities for the plus size women out there and I will ensure to get as many partnerships as I can to lift the plus size ladies in the modelling industry.
Always do what you believe is best for you. You can never go wrong with that. Don’t allow any intimidations to put you down, believe in yourself and rock the world.
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