In a captivating event held at the youth center in Abobo-Baoulé, Odette Gnanou, a young woman of Bôbô ethnicity from Burkina Faso, clinched the coveted title of Miss N’zassa. The panafrican beauty contest lived up to its name, and Odette Gnanou’s coronation was the highlight of the evening.
The 25-year-old student, pursuing a degree in Human Resources and Communication, impressed the judges with her poise and mastery of her native language, ultimately earning her the prestigious title of beauty queen of Abobo. Standing tall at 1.75 meters, she outshone her competitors, including Coulibaly Fatou, a 1.70-meter-tall Rhcom student from Séguéla, and ALLA Marie, a 1.68-meter-tall third-year Journalism student from Yamoussoukro, who became the first and second runner-ups, respectively.
The audience at the youth center in Abobo-Baoulé was fervent in its support for the contestants, with Soumaro Lassiné, a campaign manager representing Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs Kandia Camara, expressing his admiration for the competition’s celebration of African culture. The authorities also lauded the organizing committee for their efforts in promoting the rich heritage of the continent.