‘Never give up’ is a quote that 27 year old, Mary Esther Were, lives by. Mary is determined and proud to represent her country in the upcoming competition. She takes pride in Kenya’s magical destinations, from millennia-old acclaimed historical sites in Turkana to enchanting giant oak tree forests in Meru. Mary has accomplished a lot throughout the years, she wrote a novel she hopes to get published soon and she is a Marketing Administrator for CNBC Africa and Forbes Africa. Mary’s long term aspiration is to talk to adolescents about never giving up on their dreams and to guide them to explore their personal uniqueness. Hoping to take home this year’s crown, Mary would like advocate for HIV awareness, drug addiction and affordable rehabilitation.