TEXT: LISEBO KEKE
Just like athletes, contestants in beauty pageants train to bring the crown home. They learn to control their nerves, they have to grow strong when presenting themselves, and they train for different aspects of the competition, above all they are supposed to be fluent, charismatic and intelligent.
As a way of giving a platform for the above mentioned and giving a recognition to talent in Lesotho, Stay Focused Team hosted a beauty pageant competition in the name of Miss Stay Focused that was staged at Ha-Pita last Saturday.
It was on this special event where Makhauta Mandisa became the Queen while Libuseng Makojoa and Itumeleng Muzy won the first and second princess titles respectively.
When talking to Achiever Magazine in an interview, the first princess of Miss SF, Libuseng revealed that she has been in the modeling industry like forever but had only managed to win one title until today, Miss Personality that was titled under Miss Back to School.
“I have been losing to an extend that I was on the verge of giving up. But because of the love I have for beauty pageants, I didn’t throw a towel this is why today I have my second title,” said the self-employed young model in great confidence.
She exposed on the same interview that in as much as she felt the competition to be too tight for her, she managed to discover her strengths and weaknesses, she is therefore willing to work more on her weaknesses and maintain her strengths for the next coming competitions.
In conclusion of her interview, this 23 years old female model directed her message straight to the aspiring models with a code: “be a warrior when it comes to delivering on your ambitions, and be a saint when it comes to treating people with respect, modeling generosity, and showing up with outright love.”
Although they are called beauty pageants, not every winner is the prettiest. Beauty is not the only thing that is judged but nonetheless a beautiful contestant have one box naturally ticked.