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Jonglei state won ‘Miss South Sudan’ beauty contest again


By James Gatdet Dak

November 30, 2008 (JUBA) – Jonglei state came out the winner of the final Miss Malaika/Miss South Sudan beauty contest conducted on Saturday at Nyekuron Culture Center in Juba.

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Miss South Sudan beauty contestants dressed in traditional dresses in their final phase on the stage, Juba, November 29, 2008, (Photo: J.G. Dak).

The final competition was organized by the South Sudan Artists Association after previously conducting preliminary and semi-final competitions that reduced the number of the final contesting girls to 15.

Nora Wal Duany, 25, from Akobo County, is the winner of this 2008/2009 Crown after beating all the other 14 girls contesting from the other nine states in the South and Abyei.

The competition, under the theme, ‘Beauty for a Purpose,’ was the second of its kind organized inside Southern Sudan after the formation of the semi-autonomous Government of Southern Sudan (GoSS).

The first comprehensive Miss Malaika beauty contest, which witnessed participation of contestants from all the ten Southern Sudan states for the first time, was organized for 2007/2008 in Juba and was also won by Jonglei state’s Deborah Nyameer Nyuon from Pangak County.

The state also previously won an introductory pre-GoSS beauty competition in 2005 in Nairobi, Kenya, but which many states did not have chance to participate in.

GoSS Advisors, Ministers, Governors and SPLA senior officers, diplomats and United Nations representatives joined the crowd of thousands of Juba residents in witnessing the Saturday’s spectacular final competition which lasted for seven hours from 7:30PM – 2:30AM.

The SPLM’s most senior woman in the party, Dr. Ann Itto, and the GoSS’ first woman governor, Jemma Nunu Kumba, of Western Equatoria state both expressed the importance of Miss Malaika event - sometimes called Miss South Sudan or New Sudan - as a means of furthering women empowerment and participation in development and decisions-making in the region.

The girls were paraded on the stage to display their beauty several times collectively and individually, wearing different dress styles in each phase ranging from African Dress, Evening Dress, Patriotic Dress, Casual Dress and finally Traditional Dress.

Moving on the final stage in her native Nuer traditional black skirt called yoah made of thread strings with woven colorful beads, worn on the neck and across the chest, Nora Duany caught the attention of the 5-member judges composed of two Sudanese, a Kenyan, Ugandan and South Korean.

The competition was very tight and few minutes before announcing the winner, judges had to admit that they had difficulty choosing the best among the 15 girls.

They (Judges) also formulated mixed socio-economic, political and historical questions which the girls had to answer in testing their intellect and consciousness on how to resolve issues facing Southern Sudan.

Reacting after the immediate announcement of the winner, the crowd jumped up with excitement, followed by beating of musical instruments and lighting of fireworks producing a colorful spectacular scene.

The outgoing Miss Malaika 2007/2008, Deborah Nyameer, in the ceremony handed over the Crown to her new successor, Nora Duany, amid ululations.

Nora said she would use her one-year term as Miss South Sudan to campaign for and promote access to education for all in the war-torn region.


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  • 1 December 2008 04:51, by Michael Madit Magot

    Congratulation Jonglei miss malaika Nora Duany and Nyameer.
    You brought home a great pride and we therefore appreciate your natural beauty.
    To be in the first and second position in two consecutive contests showers us with pride we the Jonglei state.

    We encourage others who did not attend from BaaiBor and Duk to participate next time.

    Jonglei oyee!!! unity oyee!!!

    By Anakluoi.

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    • 1 December 2008 05:40, by DOOR!



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      • 1 December 2008 06:45, by Kim Deng

        If you never been to any other part of the world rather than your own small area, you may think your girls are the only most beautiful girls in the whole world.

        You can be proud of your State Jonglie because it won twic, but other 9 States got none.

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        • 1 December 2008 09:13, by HONEY

          Well done Nora, you are one of Jonglei’s pride. continue your great work and remember beauty without brains is not beautiful at ALL

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      • 1 December 2008 10:49, by patrick william

        God create every women beautiful in the planet and no one has the right to say that this one is nice that one is ugly, Miss South Sudan held in Nyakuron i can called just it was gathering of money or enjoying the weekend.
        I do believe every woman is beautiful.
        To my Friend, BAAIBOR TWIC GIRLS are not the only but all the women.
        plus you must know that the contest goes to different people in different time.

        View online : NO GIRL IS BEAUTY

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  • 1 December 2008 12:05, by Dinka Bush

    Brethren, you should be just to recognise one very small village in this LARGEST AFRICAN NATION as the only place where beautiful girls come from. This is wrong brothers but maybe someone have mentioned Twic for one reason he knows.

    Southern Sudan is part of the globe, so if you haven’t trsvelled far and wide, you will not know which people stay there.

    BRAVOO jonglei, take your prize home and extend the competition far east or beyond.

    View online : http://www.sudantribune.com

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  • 2 December 2008 02:26, by Patriotic

    Yeah, everybody pack your luggage, make loonies and go to Jonglei to get the beauties.

    Two times winner of Miss South Sudan! No more words, self explanatory.

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    • 2 December 2008 04:50, by Lokang

      Yeah! I think there is no doubt that Jonglei is the only state amongst the states of southern Sudan where the beauties come from.

      View online : That’s what I know.

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      • 2 December 2008 05:35, by MICHAEL MESSIAH

        It does not matter where the beauties come from we are all comprise of beauties.
        Today it is Jonglei’s time but tomorrow it will be another state.
        Therefore, let’s not pull the robe.

        A full beautiful girl is the one like Atong Kuol Manyang who is both beautiful and at the same time holds her master’s degree.
        Jonglei must thank Baidit(BOR) instead of the current miss beauties.


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        • 3 December 2008 01:08, by Lokang

          What are you talking about? I know Atong got her masters but she is not the only one who got that, there are many more if we count them but are ugliers like Atong for example. So my friend there is no point of us thanking baidit or Baikor whatever.

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          • 3 December 2008 01:17, by DOOR!

            If you can’t believe Atong’s beauty where on earth will you find the beauty?
            Not only Atong but all BaaiBor girls not that ugliest miss malaikas of Akobo.

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            • 3 December 2008 02:32, by Lokang

              Are you bloody telling me that Atong is beautiful? If so I would then say you don’t even know Atong physically.

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              • 3 December 2008 02:59, by MICHAEL MESSIAH


                What is the fight over Atong for?
                Leave the girl of my uncle alone.
                No girl can match her mong your miss malaika.
                Don’t quarrel when you don’t know something.

                Door knows her because she come from his clan.

                Leave her alone then.
                Do you have degree either?

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                • 3 December 2008 03:25, by Lokang

                  I see! that’s the problem with you people from Bor, you just look down upon other people from your Region and stick yourselves out to be the best of all, I was first of all talking of Jonglei girls whereas you people want to force your ugly Atong or all your ugly girls in depending on your little minds that does expand. If there are these beautiful ones among you why don’t they win?

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                • 3 December 2008 04:07, by Lokang

                  Only Bor people are doing good like God in the whole world!

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                  • 3 December 2008 04:22, by Michael Madit Magot

                    The subject is officially closed guys.

                    See online:NOTHING IS GOOD WITHOUT BOR!

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                    • 3 December 2008 06:10, by Lokang

                      Hey Madit Magot, Iam sick you with your tribe!

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                      • 4 December 2008 01:55, by Mohammad100

                        Dear all,
                        Asalaam aleikum,
                        As for me, beauty is in the hand of beholder. Furthermore, it is not only appearances, but also the inner beauty which can only and possibly be appreciated by those who posses a special vision to see.

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  • 22 July 2013 08:18, by manojpatel

    It does not matter where the beauties come from we are all comprise of beauties.Mood Rings

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