Aicha Kaba made history during Miss Cote d’Ivoire USA pageant as the first African to compete in a hijab – traditional Muslim head covering – after disregarded negative notions from friends and family members.
Kaba revealed this on-stage questions and answers section on Saturday night that she felt pressurized when she decided to enter the contest, but she utilized the pressure to fuel and fortify her resolve.
The Ivorian-American also counseled young people to resist pressure rather than give in and to use the opportunity to expand and improve.
Kaba explained that while she received many negative remarks that made her wonder if I was on track, remained determined and boosted her self confidence.
Kaba maintained that it is valuable to focus on what others think about but more important when one is sincere with your heart and remembers occasions when to turn away.
A fashion model from New Jersey Ketsia Koffi crowned Miss Cote d’Ivoire in a Mariam Fatim Sanogo’s stylishly pageant that set high record for the French-colonial legacy Cote d’Ivoire, the Ivorians and the francophone groups in the United States.