In a viral video of the moment, Kasinde can be seen crying after she is announced as the winner, and her afro wig begins to light up. A man quickly jumps into action to help put out the fire. “For those asking, She is fine… the fire was put out immediately, she wore her crown and carried on like a true queen,” one Twitter user who captured the moment said.
Miss Congo, Kasinde's hair caught on fire after she was crowned Miss Africa 2018 on stage. pic.twitter.com/6VxXGD58S5— Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) December 28, 2018
Kasinde beat out Nigeria’s Chiamaka Nnaemeka and Zambia’s Glady’s Kayumba and won $35,000 and a car, according to People.
For those asking, She is fine… the fire was put out immediately, she wore her crown and carried on like a true queen— oge o.🌼 (@dorcasDugan) December 28, 2018