A Miss Rwanda beauty pageant 2016 contestant has withdrawn her candidature following the health of her father.
Miss Naima Rahamtali, confirmed on social media she had pulled out of the race to attend to her ailing father.
“It is with immense sadness that I withdraw my candidacy from the competition. My father has fallen extremely ill and my presence is needed by his side. I wish all the ladies a wonderful continuation on this journey. I would also like to tremendously thank everyone who has supported me and/or encouraged me during my journey in Miss Rwanda 2016.
The organisers of the pageant also took to the official twitter handle to announce the development.
As posted on her Facebook page, Naima has left the competition in order to go and attend to her father who is sick. As organizers of #MissRwanda2016, we wish a quick recovery to Naima’s parent.
She is flying to Canada today at 3PM.
Miss Naima is among the 15 contestants battling for the beauty crown of the 23 year old nation.