The Miss Botswana organizing team awarded finalists with their prizes on Friday afternoon at The Grand Palm Hotel following the just ended Miss Botswana pageant. Contestants, parents, media, the organizing team, Miss Botswana partners and sponsors came in numbers to witness the handing over of prizes to the young ladies who made it to the top three. The rest of the contestants who had made 16 also got prizes.
The first prize issued were 16 selfie sticks for all the 16 contestants. Liberty awarded a P1.5 million policy to Miss Botswana winner, Seneo Mabangane, P1million policy to the first princess, Nicole Gaelebale, and half a million Pula policy prize to the second princess Peggy Grynberg. The rest of the top 16 contestants each got P50 000 worth of policy.
Mercy Thebe, on behalf of Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, one of Miss Botswana’s partners and sponsors, announced the institution’s prizes for the top three ladies. Mabangane, the crowned queen was given full scholarship by the university to pursue a masters degree in Malaysia. She will also receive a one month global experience that will include a visit to Limkokwing London. This includes only return tickets.
The first and second princesses each received a full degree scholarship here at Limkokwing Botswana, each at an estimated P150 000. Thebe promised to partner with Miss Botswana in giving upcoming top three contestants full scholarships in the next 5 years.
Air Botswana will sponsor Mabangane’s transportation fees. Sun international awarded the queen a weekend for six at Sun City (SA). Her two runner ups will also get the same treatment albeit during the week.
Mabangane was also given a one year Jack’s Gym subscription. She will also stay at an Apex properties house for the duration of her reign. Miss Botswana 2015 also walked away P100 000 richer, first princess and second prices got P50 000 and P25 000 respectively. The rest of the finalists will also get cash prizes.