Miss Millennium Teen Intercontinental;Bewunetwa Abebe who was representing Ethiopia at the recently concluded International Beauty and Model festival 2009 in Kunming China, has won the title of Model of Africa.
19year old Bewunetwa Abebe was participating in her first event international event having been crowned Miss Teen Millennium Intercontinental as part of the Ethiopian Millennium Festival of Beauty, and did not only her nation proud but her family as well. Bewunetwa Abebe comes from a long line of Beauty Queens in her family as her two older sisters have also successfully represented Ethiopia in several National and International beauty contests over the years.
Current Washington DC based Model: Ferehiyewot Abebe her older sister was the first Ethiopian girl ever to participate at Miss Universe in 2004, she went on to participate in Miss Teen Model of the World, Miss Earth and World Miss University, eldest Sibling Tizita Abebe also took part in Miss Model of the World and Miss Bikini Universe.
The 2009 International Beauty and Model festival was organized by the World Beauty Congress and held in Beijing and Kunming from the 25th April until the 7th May 2009. Beauties of Africa Inc and the Ethiopian life foundation coordinated Ethiopia participation 43 International models took part in this event.