KOKOnista of The Day: Maria Wavinya Is The Beauty Queen With An Inspiring Story

Maria Wavinya is a Kenyan model and beauty Queen who was crowned Miss World Kenya 2019. She represented Kenya at the Miss World 2019 and was placed in the top 12.


Maria is from Nyandarua County, Kenya. She was raised by a single mom in Mombasa, who died when she was just 12 years old, forcing her to relocate to live with her grandmother upcountry.

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She went to Suswa Primary School in Kinangop Constituency before moving to Manunga Secondary School in Kipipiri Constituency.Maria completed her high school from St. Teresa High school. 
She is currently studying mass communication at Mount Kenya University and also pursuing a cabin crew course at Kenya Airways. Photo Credit: Getty

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