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Iman Kerigo, Miss Norway And A Native Of Kenya, Visits The United States

Posted by Administrator on October 29, 2011

Iman Kerigo, a Kenyan immigrant in Norway who won the Miss Norway pageant

Iman Kerigo, a Kenyan immigrant in Norway who won the Miss Norway pageant

Iman Kerigo, the first woman of African descent to be crowned Miss Norway, arrives in the US this week as part of her goodwill tour. Miss Kerigo, a refugee from Kenya who fled with her family to safety in the United Kingdom, continues her mission to raise awareness on poverty, war and domestic abuse. She will be visiting Los Angeles, Las Vegas and surrounding areas as part of her twelve day visit.

As a child born into a life of extreme hardship forged by her family’s struggle in war torn Kenya, she and her mother struggled to survive day-to-day while living under the rule of an abusive father. Iman’s mother’s greatest dream was to simply see her children live. She never dreamed her second child could achieve something so amazing.

“My mother was just happy that we were alive but she didn’t want us to live a meager existence,” Miss Kerigo said. “Being crowned Miss Norway gave me the opportunity to make sure that her dream came true.”

After waiting for some time to gain citizenship in a new country, Iman, her mother and siblings were finally accepted under refugee status to the Scandanavian country of Norway. Growing up thousands of miles away from everything she had ever known, Iman worked hard to adjust to her new adopted home, even learning to speak Norweigan and English, rather than her native Swahili.

Through hard work and dedication, she overcame tremendous odds to eventually become the first woman of African descent to ever be crowned Miss Norway. She credits much of her success in the Miss Norway Pageant to her coach, nutrition expert David Sandoval. David, author of The Green Foods Bible, had Iman follow his ‘Superfoods For Supermodels’ program, an eating program designed especially for those in the public eye.

David says, “I created this program in response to the epidemic of bulimia, anorexia and other eating disorders prevalent in the modeling and entertainment business.” But David is keen to explain that ‘Superfoods For Supermodels’ is not a diet. He adds, “Instead it features realistic guidelines for creating exceptionally healthy, lean, beautiful bodies through pure, organic, green food nutrition and core fitness.” David’s program also helps to build confidence and strength while focusing on taking personal responsibility for one’s own destiny.

Iman adds,”Part of my mission is to let young girls know that even if it seems all the odds are against you, you can still achieve great things.”

In the future, Iman hopes to forge a career in modeling and/or become a spokesperson for an African centric product line. Iman is available for interviews during her visit. All enquiries, including requests for press photos should be directed to David Sandoval’s assistant at
dsandovalpa@organicbynatureinc.com

PRESS CONTACT:
Noah Gilman/ Nicola Henry
800-452-6884

dsandovalpa@organicbynatureinc.com

Source: http://www.blacknews.com/news/miss_norway_iman_kerigo_visits_us101.shtml

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8 Responses to “Iman Kerigo, Miss Norway And A Native Of Kenya, Visits The United States”

  1. netia shiundu said

    Jambonews do you read articles before pasting them on your website? What do you make of these sentences in the article above;-

    ”..Miss Kerigo, a refugee from Kenya who fled with her family to safety in the United Kingdom..”

    ”….As a child born into a life of extreme hardship forged by her family’s struggle in war torn Kenya…”

    Which ‘war torn Kenya’ is being talked about here in 2001 as they claim?

  2. Obike Rafiki/Mukabi Kimani said

    I agree with you shiundu. These people need to tell the truth. The last war that was fought in Kenya was back in the 50″s before Kenya gained it’s independence in 1963. So if they gonna publish a story like this on the internet, they should tell the truth and not tales,

  3. Wambui Rika said

    War torn Kenya indeed! What nonsense! Whoever authored this story needs to get their facts straight.

  4. mama watoto said

    I swear you people are clueless…… si people have to exergerate to appear like they were persecuted. How many times have we seen asylees running away from fgm, nyayo, kibaki etc… ni hali ya kujishughulikia….

    • Cherono said

      We understand very well that some people have to go to an extreme to achieve what they want. But this is going over extreme…she and her family should have kept that part to themselves and not publish it to paint our country into such a state. I know Kenya may not be the best…but labeling it as war-torn country is going way beyond! Kenya deserves some credit. Is it not true that Kenya was one time considered one peaceful country in Africa? The 2007-8 wars only pushed us back… So I say, everyone is free to say whatever they want to say, but engaging in extreme damaging falsification to justify a case is not acceptable.

  5. mary said

    since when was Kenya war torn? cut out the bulls–t you told the immigration people to falsely gain citizenship.

  6. mary said

    war torn kenya!!! i have no respect for her may be she fell and hurt her head keep the lies at the immigration office where you lied to gain citizenship

  7. John said

    War torn could mean they were victims of clashes – going through that is as tormenting as being in a war.

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