Pupkewitz Toyota handed over a new branded Toyota C-HR 1.2T Plus CVT worth N$456 000 to reigning Miss Namibia, Chelsi Shikongo.
She will use the vehicle for the duration of her reign. The handover ceremony was held at Pupkewitz Toyota in Windhoek. Shikongo does not have a valid driver’s licence and will be driven around by a designated driver.
The latest handover followed a public outcry over Shikongo initially receiving an official vehicle of lower value than runner-up Annerie Maré, who will be representing Namibia at the Miss World pageant. Maré, according to the car dealership, will only have the use of her vehicle for two months.
Pupkewitz Toyota has been a proud sponsor of the Miss Namibia pageant since its inception in the 1980s and in a statement said that they will remain committed to supporting the national pageant.
“Will remained committed to facilitating the countrywide charitable work of the winners through the sponsorship of a new vehicle for the year of their reign. We wish Chelsi best of luck for her participation in the upcoming Miss Universe pageant in December, where we know she will do Namibia proud,” the statement indicated.
Shikongo expressed excitement about the brand new vehicle saying it will help so she is able to successfully fulfill all her duties. “I am so thankful,” she said.