Miss Cameroon

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Comité d'organisation Miss Cameroun
Formation1960; 63 years ago (1960)
TypeBeauty pageant
Official languages
English, French
Solange Ingrid

The Miss Cameroon or Miss Cameroun is a national Beauty pageant in Cameroon where the winners traditionally go to Miss Universe and Miss World. The current Miss Cameroon 2023 is Ndoun Issie Marie Princesse of Littoral. She will represent her country at Miss Universe 2023 pageant in El Salvador, later this year.


The beauty pageant history in Cameroon was held for the first time in 1960 under Ministry of Culture. The Miss Independence pageant happened on 01 January 1960 in Yaounde as Cameroun became an independent republic. Julienne Ayissi Eyenga Fouda is the first beauty queen in Cameroon history.[1]

Established in 2002 the COMICA or Committee of Miss Cameroun happened in Yaounde. The pageant aims to be a tourism promotion of the country. The titleholder also becomes an ambassador who represents all women across the country to celebrate once year in her beauty, intelligence and values. All region winners in Cameroon will compete at Miss Cameroon every year.[2]

Miss World Cameroon

The COMICA as the main national beauty committee in Cameroon is an official franchise holder to Miss World. Started in 2013 the main winner scheduled to go to Miss World.

Miss Universe Cameroon

Meanwhile for Miss Universe, the history has told that there was Miss Universe Cameroon in 1960, Sale Assouen who declined to compete, due to unknown reasons. But the COMICA has finally received the license right in 2020. The Miss Universe Cameroon title officially designated from former Miss Cameroon winners who obviously had international pageant experiences.


  • Miss Independence by Ministry of Tourism (1960)
  • COMICA by Solange Ingrid (2002)


The Miss Cameroon competition is traditionally holding region representation every year. The 10 delegates across Cameroon will compete for the crown. In the finale result there will be Second Runner-up, First Runner-up, then finally Miss Cameroon winner.


Year Miss Cameroun Region
1960 Julienne Ayissi Eyenga Fouda Centre
2002 Diane Ngo Mouaha Centre
2004 Audrey Béa Mbong Centre
2005 Florence Rita Iyok Centre
2007 Marthe Keza Troumba North
2008 Joëlle Audrey Amboague East
2009 Anne Lucrèce Ntep Littoral
2010 Marie Barbara Matagnigni Centre
2011 Sophie Christine Ngnamgouet West
2013 Valerie Denise Ayena Centre
2014 Larissa Ngangoum Centre
2015 Jessica Ngoua[citation needed] Littoral
2016 Julia Nguimfack Centre
2017 Michèle-Ange Minkata[3] Centre
2018 Aimée Caroline Nseke Centre
2020 Audrey Monkam[4] Northwest
2022 Julia Samantha Edima[5] South
2023 Ndoun Issie Marie Princesse[6] Littoral

Wins by region

Region Titles Years
Centre 10 1960, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
Littoral 3 2009, 2015, 2023
North 1 2007
East 2008
West 2011
Northwest 2020
South 2022

Titleholders under Comité d'organisation Miss Cameroun

Cameroon has been represented in the Big Four international beauty pageants, the four major international beauty pageants for women.[7][8] These are Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Earth.[9][10][11]

Miss Universe Cameroon

  •   : Declared as Winner
  •   : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •   : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •   : Ended as special awards winner
The Miss Universe Cameroon will declare after Miss Cameroon happened by the COMICA. The titleholder usually designates from former Miss Cameroon who experienced at beauty contests. The main winner of Miss Cameroon has also a right to compete at Miss Universe but it depends on Miss Cameroon management team decision.
Year Region Miss Universe Cameroon Placement at Miss Universe Special Awards Notes
2023 Littoral Ndoun Issie Marie Princesse TBA
2022 Southwest Monalisa Mouketey[12] Unplaced The recent winner of Miss Cameroon 2023, Ndoun Issie Marie Princesse allocated to Miss Universe 2023, the 1st Runner-up took over the opportunity. Monalisa went to the New Orleans, Miss Universe 2022.
2021 Centre Michèle-Ange Minkata Unplaced Minkata, Miss Cameroon 2017 was appointed by COMICA as Miss Universe Cameroon 2021.
2020 Littoral Angèle Kossinda Unplaced The COMICA directorship ― Kossinda appointed to be the first Miss Universe Cameroon 2020.
Did not compete between 1962—2019
1960 Centre Sale Assouen Did not compete Cameroon expected to debut from Miss Independence pageant under Ministry of Culture in 1960 but due to unknown reasons, the selected queen did not come to Miss Universe. Sale Assouen appointed to fly to the United States after the main winner did not present to Miss Universe pageant.

Miss World Cameroon

  •   : Declared as Winner
  •   : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •   : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •   : Ended as special awards winner
The main winner of Miss Cameroon represents Cameroon at Miss World pageant. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.
Year Region Miss World Cameroon Placement at Miss World Special Awards Notes
2023 South Julia Samantha Edima TBA
2022 Miss World 2021 was rescheduled to 16 March 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in Puerto Rico, no edition started in 2022
2021 Northwest Audrey Monkam Top 40
2020 Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, no competition held
2019 Did not compete
2018 Centre Aimée Caroline Nseke Unplaced
2017 Centre Michèle-Ange Minkata Unplaced
2016 Centre Julia Nguimfack Unplaced
2015 Littoral Jessica Ngoua Unplaced
2014 Centre Larissa Ngangoum Unplaced
2013 Centre Valerie Denise Ayena Unplaced

Miss Earth Cameroon

  •   : Declared as Winner
  •   : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •   : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •   : Ended as special awards winner
One of the runners-up at Miss Cameroon will be Miss Earth Cameroon. Began 2022 the COMICA has a right to send Cameroonian representation at Miss Earth pageant.
Year Region Miss Earth Cameroon Placement at Miss Earth Special Awards Notes
2023 TBA
2022 Littoral Prandy Noella Unplaced


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