Atong Demach has become the first ever South Sudanese model to represent her country at the just concluded Miss World 2012.
The 62nd edition of Miss World was held in Ordos, China on 18th August with a record breaking 116 contestants representing their countries. Wenxia YU from China won the title of Miss World 2012.
Atong, 24, also made history by winning the coveted Miss World Africa prize, also known as the “African Continental Queen of Beauty”.
She also won the “Miss World Top Model” prize, a feat that contributed to her gradual progression into the list of top finalists.
The newly independent South Sudan joins a tall list of other African countries, who have won the Miss World Africa prize. South Africa is the country with the most Miss World Africa titles, winning 11 in all, the most recent being last year when Bokang Montjane who was also in the top 7, won it. Emma Wareus of Botswana won Miss World Africa in 2010.
Atong is a final year student of the Juba University, located in Juba, the capital and largest city of the Republic of South Sudan.
Her future ambition is to help children have a better future through improving their education and environment.
Atong’s hobbies include singing, playing basketball and writing. Atong describes herself as a simple, loving and caring young woman.