Educator and Miss Namibia 2016 winner Lizelle Esterhuizen is set to judge Miss Supranational Namibia this year. The annual pageant will be taking place on 3 October 2020 at Droombos in Windhoek.
According to Esterhuizen, she is excited that Namibians have taken a leap of faith to broaden their horizons and take part in another competition. “It is a wonderful way to strengthen our footprint in the pageantry world map and see what the world can offer us,” she said.
When asked whether she would stop modelling and branch into judging instead , the beauty queen said she is no where near quitting as she is still young and loves both equally.
“With opportunities like these I get to learn more about both worlds. I also feel it gives me an extra edge to know what people are looking for and what the international market requires from the pageant girls,” she explained.
She further highlighted that some contestants have the tendency of losing themselves in the process and becomes evident that they are not themselves. “Just be authentic to yourself, stand up for what you believe and let the judges see your heart. Have fun and be your own Namibian, beautiful self,” Esterhuizen urged.
Contestants in this year’s pageant are Zenobia Eises, Monique Smith, Rejoice Namupala, Zandri Scholtz, Shasmida Eiases, Ashleigh Kleintjies, Mathilde Daniel, Chanique Rabe, nuukelo Malima Leone van Jaarsveld, Kaviao Kapose, Adeline Wieland and Johanna Nashandi.
Having been in existence for almost a decade since its first broadcast in Plock, Poland Miss Supranational has attracted almost over 80 contestants from every continent competing for the crown on the most spectacular television shows broadcasted live worldwide. Last year, Namibian model Yana Haenisch was crowned first runner-up.