Marie Esther Bangura ws crowned Miss Universe Sierra Leone 2018 on November 17. She will represent her country at the 2018 Miss Universe Pageant in Bangkok, Thailand in December.
Sierra Leone made its debut at the 2016 Miss Universe Pageant in the Philippines, with Hawa Kamara. Kamara was a crowd favorite but failed to make the semi-finals. Last year, Adama Kargbo was unable to obtain a visa for travel to the United States in time for the competition, and thus was forced to withdraw.