21-year-old Babelynn Mukila made history on Saturday as the first ever deaf and dumb model to be crowned Miss Tourism Mombasa County. She had competed in the previous edition without success, but vowed to not give up, just so she can show the world that disability is not inability. A 21-year-old beauty school student, who is also deaf and dumb, was on Saturday evening May 28 crowned Miss Tourism Mombasa County.The model, Babelyn Mukila, defied all odds to emerge winner during the function held at Rizfar Hair and Beauty College.
Mukila was second time lucky, having competed in the 2015 edition and emerged the first runner up, according to Mombasa-based Baraka FM.
The Mombasa Technical Training Institute student said she was elated that her dream to win in such a beauty pageant had come true, and that she could showcase to the world that disability is not inability.
“We the deaf people rarely get opportunities to be represented in such events and we want to show people that we too can do this. My passion to represent the deaf and dumb society is what motivates me,” Mukila said via an interpreter, as quoted in the report.