The battle for the country’s most desirable crown, Miss Botswana 2011, is coming to an end with the top ten girls battling it out for the last time with the hope of walking away with a crown.
The event, which is one of Botswana’s top events, promises to once again be a thriller to the audience with the girls putting on an exceptional show as well as the performances lined up.
Briefing the media, Miss Botswana coordinator, Thapelo Pabalinga, said the highlight of the night will be exceptional key performances from our very own contemporary jazz artist Shanti Lo and Zakes Bantwini, of ‘clap your hands’ fame.
Zakes was here in Botswana during the fashion show, also known as semi finals of the pageant, 2 months ago where he put on a great show, leaving the revelers asking for more, hence his return, whereas Shanti Lo has just released his latest album and lately has been putting on great performances around Southern Africa.
Pabalinga said that, adding to the excitement of the night, Emma Wareus will arrive from Europe two days before the event to be present to pass on the baton to the new queen. Wareus has been away from home since her crowning as Miss World 1st princess and Miss World Africa.
She executed herself so well by snatching the Miss World second princess title; surely the stakes are expected to be high this year to choose a woman who will represent Botswana this time around.
This year finalists are expected to come prepared for the international stage and should look beyond the GICC.
Pabalinga emphasized that this year they would be looking for beauty with intelligence, adding that they were looking forward to attracting good talent.
The 2011 Miss Botswana will walk away with prize money in the form of investment made on her behalf worth P250 000 and diamond jewellery worth P25 000.
The first princess will receive P50 000 and second princess P20 000.
This year top ten finalists are: Sebaga Norwebb, Brenda Scotch, Nthabiseng Disele, Tapiwa Preston, Keletso Tselayakgosi, Karabo Sampson, Matildah Pelaelo, Edith Bosman, Bonolo Rangwanamong and Gaone Phuthego.
A top designer from South Africa, Bongiwe Walaza, has sponsored the finalists by dressing them in ranges that will be showcased on the night. Walaza is part of the Africa Fashion International brand and has taken part in various fashion shows across the world, inclusive of the Jourburg fashion week and Cape Town fashion week, amongst other reputable fashion weeks. The grand finale will be held on 1st July 2011 at the GICC