An HIV positive lady has emerged as the crowned beauty queen in the 2017 Miss Congo UK beauty pageant.
The 22-year-old beauty queen, Horcelie Sinda Wa Mbongo is a student in London studying Fine Arts.
She reportedly discovered her HIV status at the age of 11 and plans to return to her home country, Congo, to carry out campaigns on HIV and AIDS.
Speaking after she was crowned, Slinda said: “I’m happy I’ve won at least something in my life. My story has warmed people’s hearts and that’s the most important thing.”
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