Botswana: Miss Botswana Top 30 for Boot Camp

| June 23, 2016

Thirty beauties aspiring for the Miss Botswana crown will go into boot camp on June 24, at Avani Gaborone Hotel where they will undergo rigorous coaching.

"They will however come back two weeks before the grand finale and finish their last week by staying at The Grand Palm Hotel," said Miss Botswana coordinator Dorcus Thobega in an interview.

Miss Botswana grand finale will be held at Gaborone International Conference Centre (GICC) on July 29 and the 50th winner is expected to represent the country at Miss World competition billed for Washington DC, USA in December 20.

The boot camp comes after Miss Botswana pageant organisers successfully ended auditions over the weekend in Gaborone, which saw at least 99 young ladies from Gaborone and surrounding areas braving the cold June weather to try their luck.

Other auditions were held in Maun, Francistown, Selebi Phikwe, Palapye and Lobatse. The judging panel specifically looked into qualities such as talent, personal confidence, body fitness, character, sense of style, beauty and conversational skills among others.

Thobega said they did not face much challenges during their scouting save to say most of those who came for auditions did not know the culture and history of Botswana, something which she said was surprising.

She said one of the requirements at the Miss World pageant is for one to know their culture and dance as well as the history of their country. She therefore said they would work on this aspect to their satisfaction.

Miss Botswana is jointly organised by Botswana Council of Women (BCW) with the assistance of government through the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture on a two year agreement is to be revamped to bring it to its former grandeur status.

However it is anticipated that after the two year period elapses, BCW will invite independent promoters to run the pageant and maintain its standard which has of late been a concern to many Miss Botswana followers.

Minister of Youth, Sport and Culture Thapelo Olopeng who recently invited former Miss Botswana queens noted that there was need to revamp and raise the image of the pageant to an international standard to attract more stakeholders who can invest in the pageant.

Source: Botswana Daily News

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