Miss Sahara is a National Beauty Pageant for Women of African heritage in Australia. Miss Sahara fosters role modelling and leadership skills and values participants' abilities to advocate and raise awareness of Africa’s rich cultures. Miss Sahara also seeks to expand broader Australian community's notions of beauty in a multicultural Australian context, whilst building pathways for women of African heritage to be better represented in the mainstream beauty and modelling industries.
Miss Sahara was founded by Anyier Yuol, a visionary young woman of South Sudanese background. Anyier currently divides her time between endeavours as vast as community activism, youth leadership, mentoring, playing soccer and being a sports advocate, completing a Master of International Development (Forced Refugees and Displacement) at UNSW, and modelling. She is determined to encourage, inspire and support her fellow women to find and exceed their potential within the modelling world and all other facets of their lives and those around them.