For the past years and even today,KCA university has been hosting a cultural week at the university to help promote cultural interaction among the students.This has been done by using various means including,having the Mr and the Miss of the university as selected to be the best among the university students’ models.The models do practice daily,not only for them to have the position at KCA university but also for them to gain expirience and be able to contest in other fields outside the University.
Among the models,the contestants are selected and then they practice seriously with some dramas as part of the session.At times they have trainers to ensure perfection.The dramas are mostly educative and have aims,for example,this year,they were aiming at stopping xenophobia,drug abuse and rape cases among the youths today.They even show some of the effects of such behaviours.
The selection of these title holders usually happens at the end of the university’s cultural week the last day’s night.For instance,this year it happened on Friday,27th September2019.It mostly runs from 6:00p.m till the crack of dawn.
Various things are considered by the judges for one to have the title or rather, to be crowned.The models make some pauses before both the judges and the audiences.After the session is done,all the models are summoned and then the best six ladies and best six men are mentioned and they remain on stage as the rest leave.Among these selected,they are asked some questions prepared by the judges after picking out a random paper with a question number. They then give their answers.
The judges then rise up to the stage to give the final results.They begin with the second runners up from both sides,first runners up from both sides-male and female-and then the ones to be crowned,that is,the Mr and the Miss KCA.
As stated by one of the models by the name Seraphine Okeyo Akoth,it is believed that the judges are usually very fair and don’t carry out any form of corruption.They are always fair and trustworthy.
The second runners up are usually awarded with fifteen thousand each,the first runners up with thirty thousand each and then the Mr and the Miss Fifty thousand each.This year,they have introduced the rule of going to Mombasa with a fully paid trip,for both the Mr and the Miss of the university and all the expenses covered for at least three days.
These are not only the presents,various companies also give awards to the contestants and the winners.Examples are;Safaricom company,Sistar company Cocacola company and also some prominent people among others.Some students also award them.
During the show,various celebrities are invited to come to entertain.This usually varies each year.Models from various fields and universities also present and even lecturers.The civilians are also present but their entrance is on payment of a certain amount of money.
There are various improvements that have taken place in the modeling field at KCA University-this is as stated by both the former Miss and Mr KCA 2018,that Mr Brian Otieno and Miss Faith Imani and seconded byModel Seraphine Okeyo Akoth -for example,the 2017 Mr KCA University formed the Impact Fashion Club that gives the models enough platforms and the 2018 Miss KCA University introduced the Impact Fashion Wednesday’s Trainings on catwalk,etiquette and fitness and this has really helped the models to improve by correcting their imperfections.The club’s mantra is;
“Enjoy the moment as a model,learn from it’s cause and the experience will change your life.And whether you win or not,be greatful and work with the crowned because,sometimes it doesn’t matter who did it best,but how better can we do it together?”
They have also brought in more than six crowns to the university this year most of them are those who are going to represent Kenyain other countries.Further more,they have been able to give back to the society by involving themselves in some charity works such as:visiting various children’s homes-painting,feeding the children among others-,cleaning roads,visiting the sick and the elderly,offering guidence and counseling to other people,planting of trees,training students at schools on how to model among others.
Most of the models stated that their aims in the modeling filed is mostly to fill a certain gap in the society,most of it was the gap between the normal people and the underprivileged in the societyand spread love,peace and unity among people at large .Most of the models are not only pageants but also of high fashion,freelance, commercial and editorial modeling.
This year’s, 2019,Mr and Miss KCA have great plans and are aiming at bringing in various changes that is,at the university,the modeling field and also in the society as they said-Mr Habib Mohammed and Miss Kendi Edna.
Miss Kendi Edna furthermore stated that she was aiming at encouraging and bringing in more new things in the modeling field and add more participants as she has much experience and having various crowns.
The modeling field has various grievances that they really want the University Administration to hearken to them and respond effectively. These include;
1.Additional titles during the Mr and the Miss KCA event for example;Miss plus size,Mr flex,Mr and Miss popularity,Mr or Miss people’s choice/personality among others.
2.Payment of the contestants/participants
3.Daily monthly salary to the Mr and the Miss just like in other fields/institutions or rather,their fee be paid half way each semester.
4.Payment of the graduation fee for the protocol team among others.
As affirmed by various models,the modeling industry of KCA University has greatly improved and they are looking forward to bringing out the best models ever,not only at the university but also world wide.They are optimistic and really appreciate the administration for their help by participating in various good acts like,helping in photography, videos,supply of both tents and chairs and provision of labour and also ensuring availability of enough security all through.