The amazing Ornella LaFleche, only 21, represented Mauritius at the Miss Universe 2019. She is the 32nd woman to represent the country in the international beauty pageant run by the Miss Universe Organisation. The Marketing Management student represented the Beau Bassin/Rose Hill region. What makes Ornella truly inspirational is her aspirations to have her own non-government organisation for children who are victims of sexual abuse. She boldly uses her platform to be vocal about her social work, addressing the issue with great articulation and sensitivity. Amazingly accomplished, she’s a role model for young Mauritian women everywhere, which is definitely why she’s a Mauritian woman you should know about.
Eileen Karen Lee Chin Foo Kune
The amazing Eileen Karen Lee Chin Foo Kune ! Born 29 May 1982 is a Mauritian badminton player, turned politician. Two times Mauritian Sportswoman of the Year (2004, 2009), ranked first in the African continent on several occasions. She once participated at the Olympic Games (2008) and made it to the Commonwealth Games on several occasions (2002, 2006, 2010).In 2011, she won the bronze medals at the All-Africa Games in the women’s doubles and mixed team event. An amazing role model to Mauritian women in the world of sport, which is why she’s a Mauritian woman you should know about.
Nioun Chin Elodie Li Yuk Lo
The fantastic Nioun Chin Elodie Li Yuk Lo, born 29 September 1982, is a Mauritian beach volleyball player. As of 2012, she plays with Natacha Rigobert. The pair participated in the 2012 Summer Olympics tournament and were eliminated after losing their three pool matches against Brazil, the Czech Republic and Germany finishing 19th overall after the games. Elodie enters her third year on the Varsity Blues bench. During her five years at the University of Toronto, she was the OUA East division rookie of the year in 2001-02, a two-time OUA second team all-star and won the OUA East division award of merit in 2005-06. Another amazing role model to Mauritian women in the world of sport, which is why she’s a Mauritian woman you should know about !
Next up we have the talented Yuvna Kim, a Mauritian-born, London-based fashion designer, model, and TV entertainment journalist. Born on the island of Mauritius, raised in the town of Vacoas-Phoenix, in the Plaines William District of Mauritius Island. In 2002 Kim attended the Faculty of Law at University College of London. She pursued a brief career in the legal professions. In 2012, Kim launched her London-based fashion label Yuvna Kim London. Her atelier specialises in bridal couture and Red Carpet gowns. She dressed celebrities like Pixie Lott and Rochelle Humes. Academically and creatively accomplished, which is why she’s a Mauritian woman you should know about !
Mélanie René Trujillo
Singing sensation, Mélanie René Trujillo (born 1 September 1990) is a Swiss singer and songwriter of Mauritian origin. She represented Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song “Time to Shine”. As a daughter of musicians, Mélanie René discovered her passion for music at the age of seven – and for several years she trained in the performing arts and song-writing at the Funambule Theatre in Nyon, Switzerland. Talented and bold, she yet another Mauritian woman you should know about!