The representative from Yamoussoukro bagged the Miss Cote D’Ivoire 2016 during the finals held June 4 at the Sofitel Hotel in Abidjan.

Esther Memel will now represent the country in Miss World 2016. She is 20 years old, stands 1.77m and is a student of Assurance à l’Institut national polytechnique Félix Houphouët-Boigny.

Runner-ups were Abiba Bakayo, Marie-Loic Egué, Raïssa Diarrassouba and Grâce N’dri.