- Horcelie Sinda Wa Mbongo is a Congolese beauty queen who has made history with her HIV status
- The 22-year-old emerged winner of 2017 Edition of Miss Congo UK
- Horcelie has been HIV positive from birth and discovered this when she was only 11 years old
Recently crowned Miss Congo, Horcelie Sinda Wa Mbongo discovered at the age of 11, she was leaving with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) since birth. For Horcelie who didn't choose to come to the world bearing an incurable disease, she has managed to fulfill her aspirations.
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Horcelie, who is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, is currently a student at a prestigious university in London. At 11, Sinda discovered she was HIV positive when she took a test with her mother. Fast forward eleven years later and she emerges a beauty queen upon winning the 2017 edition of Miss Congo UK.
NAIJ.com admires her courage.
The beauty queen who couldn't contain her excitement stated: “I’m happy I’ve won at least something in my life. My story has warmed people’s hearts and that’s the most important thing,” She also plans to go back to her country at some point to raise awareness by holding campaigns on HIV/AIDS.
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