Following a two year absence from the annual event, Zen Promotions is back again to dish out the seventh edition of the Miss Millennium beauty pageant, scheduled for February 22. The past two peagents, 2012 and 2013, were organised by event management coordinators, 79 Macheri. The company outdid themselves in 2013 with an incredible night of beauty and entertainment that culminated in Michele Tjienda walking away with the coveted prize.
“We are excited to be back again as organisers for this year’s event because this is our baby,” said Zenzele Hirschfield of Zen Promotions in “This year we promise to give the public a show like no other. People should expect glamour.”
She said besides top notch entertainment there will also be “a twist” in the parade but could not be drawn into discussing the details. “I don’t want to ruin the surprise,” she said.
Hirschfield said Miss Millennium is not just a beauty pageant, but also a social responsibility event and as such they will be having some social events leading up to the pageant itself.
On Saturday February 8, she said, there will be a cleanup campaign in the village (Mogoditshane) that will include collecting litter around Mogoditshane Central South, where the restaurant is located.
“We will also identify a needy individual or family to donate hampers and help give their home a make-over,” Hirschfield said.
The cleanup campaign will be followed by a get-together on February 15 where women from across various sectors will converge at the Millennium restaurant to discuss different issues affecting the gender. Guests will includeformer Miss Millennium pageant winners Phodiso Letsholo, Theresa Hirschfield, and Patience Molebatsi.
Also on social responsibility, Hirschfield said the pageant will incorporate certain aspects of Vision 2016. She expressed her gratitude to the management of Millennium Restaurant for their continued support throughout the years.
“They have always supported the pageant and made the place feel like home.”
She said not only have they assisted by providing a venue they have also assisted financially as well as allowing women to be the drivers in order to ensure the success of the event .
The pageant was started in 2008 by jazz loving women and features only women who are forty years old and above. The winners are tasked with carrying out charitable courses throughout their reign.
The reigning queen, Tjienda, had promised to engage different stakeholders to help her in community development and poverty eradication projects that she hoped to embark on. Hirschfield said registration for this year’s contestants was currently under way.