Miss North Dakota USA

Monni Nyaribo

Miss North Dakota USA 2023

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Though living in Fargo, North Dakota, may have her walking in a winter wonderland most of the year, Monni Nyaribo is bringing her captivating energy and tenacious spirit as she humbly steps into her reigning title as Miss North Dakota USA 2023.

Monni has truly embodied what it means to "Be Legendary" by becoming the first African-American woman to secure the title of Miss North Dakota USA in the pageant's 70 year history.

Her thirst for knowledge led her to North Dakota State University, where she is pursuing Bachelor’s degrees in Marketing and Biological Sciences, with a Minor in Chemistry. After a life changing experience with burnout, Monni decided to diverge from a career in pharmacy, to embrace her passion for humanitarianism. Monni is paving the way to becoming a United Nations international marketing executive. It is her goal to make it her life’s work to fight for the betterment of humankind.

Beyond her extraordinary achievements, during her reign, Monni will pridefully wear her kinky afro, along with other protective styles, to show the beauty and diversity of a Black Woman's hair. She is making it her mission to guide the state of North Dakota towards the passage of the CROWN Act, which prohibits race-based hair discrimination.

Monni is a proud 1st generation Kenyan-American, and she will be a humble leader who serves her community with humility, pride, and promoting empowerment for all.