Lüderitz to host Miss Namibia, Teen Namibia

ROAD TO MISS NAMIBIA … Miss Namibia Organisation chief executive Umbi Karuaihe-Upi, Namibia Broadcasting Corporation director general Stanley Similo and Lüderitz Waterfront Development Company chief executive Fluksman Samuehl were photographed with the top ten finalists for Miss Namibia 2024. Photo: Rinelda Mouton

For the first time in history, the crowing events of the Miss Namibia and Miss Teen Namibia pageants will take place at Lüderitz in the //Kharas region.

The Miss Namibia Organisation (MNO) announced this in Windhoek yesterday.

Lüderitz Waterfront Development Company (LWDC) chief executive Fluksman Samuehl says the town is looking forward to hosting one of the biggest entertainment events in the country.

He says Lüderitz is a historical town and he is pleased to be teaming up with such a historical beauty pageant.

“I believe our town is perfect for the hosting of this important national pageant. Our town is known for the value of its beautiful diamonds, like the beautiful finalists. This is a very proud moment for us.

“This platform will help us gain international exposure as the winners will represent the country on the international stage. We are looking forward to hosting the event,” Samuehl says.

Stanley Similo, the director general of the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation, says the pageant is a national project and has to tour to other parts of the country.

According to him, Lüderitz is a great town for this year’s glamorous event.

“This is a national event that has to go to all corners of our country. There is no place in Namibia that is more important than the other.

“If we had that thinking in our minds, it would be applying some form of discrimination. The pageants belong to the people,” Similo says.

He says one of their key goals has always been to grow pageants aiming to uplift girls.

“The importance of girls is sometimes overlooked. Through the pageants we aim to give girls self-love. These contests are not just about beauty, but people also need to know how strong you are,” Similo says.

MNO chief executive Umbi Karuaihe-Upi says the initiative is a national one, since its goals and objectives are aligned with the greater objectives of our government’s national development plans.

She says MNO has become synonymous with youth and women empowerment.

“From the bottom of my heart, I commend and thank our main sponsor, Debmarine Namibia, for being instrumental in making sure those objectives are realised. Thank you so much.

“MNO has done extremely well in promoting our unique and beautiful tourist attractions for both local and international tourism. Recently the top ten Miss Namibia finalists visited the Kavango and Zambezi regions.

“It was not only an eye-opener for themselves, but also for members of the public, who had so many questions about our beautiful country,” Karuaihe-Upi says.

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