Aya Kadjo will represent the West African nation of Côte d’Ivoire at the 2020 Miss Earth virtual competition in Novemner.

The 24-year-old chemical engineer and model succeeded Miss Earth Cote D’Ivoire 2019 Tara Gueye.

“I have the pleasure to announce you that I will represent our beautiful Ivory Coast for the 20th edition of Miss Earth! I’m so proud and happy! It’s also an opportunity for me to get closer to my country that I love,” Kadjo posted on Instagram.

Kadjo, who lives in France, won Miss Elegance Alsace 2019 and competed at the Miss Elegance France 2020 contest in January.

Côte d’Ivoire has yet to win the Miss Earth crown. It currently ranks 162nd in Missosology Big5 Ranking. Missosology.Org; Photos from Aya Kadjo page