The prestigious beauty pageant which attracted a total of 160 entries last year has yet again opened entries for the 37th Miss Namibia Pageant.
“My reign as Miss Namibia has been amazing but filled with hard work. I had the opportunity to represent my country as Miss Namibia and I feel proud of what I have done.
I have learnt a lot about myself, a lot about how to work with people with different personalities and I think I have the experience now,” says Lizelle Esterhuizen, Miss Namibia 2016.
Lizelle further urges the 2017 finalists of Miss Namibia to be spontaneous and to be authentic. “People want a Miss Namibia who is authentic and true to herself. So just be spontaneous, true to yourself and just enjoy the ride.
It is a wonderful opportunity therefore you should grab it with both hands and just make the best of it,” she says.
Preceding the main event, there will be a fundraising Winter Ball to be hosted by the pageant organisers and the 30 semifinalists at the Windhoek Country Club Resort.
According to Conny Maritz, the National Director of the Miss Namibia Pageant the young lady who will raise the most funds for the production of the grand crowning event will receive the title of ‘Miss Debutant’ and be an automatic finalist in the competition. The other top eleven finalists will also be announced during the same occasion.
The crowning extravaganza is scheduled to take place on 1 July at the home of the Miss Namibia Pageant, the Windhoek Country Club Resort & Casino.
This year the One Africa Television will not be broadcasting the pageant, however Conny assures that there are high level discussions with the leading broadcaster.
Finalists at this year’s event will be dressed by Janine Nikanor of My Republik, McBright Kavari and Donald Diergaardt, all Namibian Designers.
Tickets for the crowning event will be for sale as from Monday 12 June at Lana Dry Cleaners in Wernhil Park, as well as in Maerua Mall and at Biosculpture Namibia at a cost of N$ 400 per person. The 30 finalists will be announced on 22 May.