Born and raised in the culturally diverse city of Makeni, Sierra Leone, Dalinda EES Kamara, popularly known as D’Only Classy Sassy Queen is a young Sierra Leonean model, philanthropist CEO, and founder of the CEO of D’ClassySassy Modelling Empire, student pursuing Bachelor of Science in Public Health at the Ernest Bai Koroma University of Science and Technology, currently representing Bombali District as a contestant for this year’s Miss Sierra Leone 2023 beauty pageant that will be held at the Bintumani Conference Center.
Beyond her academic pursuits, Dalinda is a makeup expert and the visionary CEO of D’ClassySassyModellingEmpire. She has also made a name for herself in the world of pageantry, with titles such as Miss EBKUST, 1st Runner-up in the Miss Intercollegiate pageant, and Miss North. However, Dalinda’s dedication extends beyond her individual successes. She has spent over six years passionately supporting organizations and initiatives dedicated to eradicating gender-based violence, advocating for mental health with a special focus on women and girls who are victims and survivors of physical and sexual abuse, and teenage pregnancy. She is also a vocal advocate for human rights, governance, democracy, and women’s leadership in politics and top-tier positions.
As the CEO of D’ClassySassyModellingEmpire, Dalinda provides a platform for aspiring models to pursue their dreams while imparting invaluable life lessons. She serves as a beacon of hope and a role model, creating a profound social impact in the lives of aspiring pageant and models both within and beyond Bombali District.
Dalinda’s illustrious career in the modeling and beauty pageant industry has earned her notable accolades. She was honored with the Best Beauty Queen award at the Faces of The North Entertainment Awards in 2020 and received multiple nominations for Best Model. Her journey to success began with numerous awards during her secondary school years.
In addition to her work in the modeling industry, Dalinda is committed to public service. She has made invaluable contributions in the areas of reproductive health and family planning, supported by the Ministry of Health and UNFPA programs. Dalinda currently holds the esteemed position of Vice President at the Makeni Models Union, where she mentors and provides executive leadership to both seasoned and budding models within the district.
As an entrepreneur, Dalinda wears multiple hats. She is the CEO of Sassy Glow, a venture specializing in makeup, pedicure, manicure, and hair installation. Additionally, her financial acumen shines through her role as the Finance Director at Marvelous Thaduba (Blessing) catering services.
With a solid dedication to her craft, a spirit of perseverance, and a staunch passion for making a difference, Dalinda EES Kamara is ready to embrace the challenges and opportunities that accompany the Miss Sierra Leone crown. Her journey is not just a personal quest for success but a beacon of hope, inspiration, and empowerment for all young and aspiring female models who dare to dream big. As she embarks on this monumental endeavor, Dalinda beckons us to join her on this remarkable expedition towards beauty and empowerment.
Miss Sierra Leone Limited is a national beauty pageant in Sierra Leone that was formed in 2001 12. The pageant is sponsored by the government of Sierra Leone in Freetown and is organized under the Miss Sierra Leone Ltd1. The pageant has had its first pageant in 2001 and has since organized more and improved pageants in 2014, 2016, 2018, and 2019, all of which were acknowledged as the best entertainment events of the years in which they were hosted 23. The winner of Miss Sierra Leone represents her country at Miss World pageant. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent. In 1986, Alice Matta Fefegula was the first Miss World contestant to represent Sierra Leone. In 1990, Sia Matturi became the first University student to win the title, and though she did not compete that year in Miss World, she became the first titleholder to win an international title by winning Miss Africa 1990 in Banjul, The Gambia 1. The Miss Sierra Leone Limited is not just about crowning a queen; it is a not-for-profit organization with a core objective of selecting a beauty queen who will embody strength, beauty, and intelligence. The winner will serve as a role model, inspiring young women in the country to become responsible and respectable citizens