By Staff Reporter
The Miss Namibia preliminary round pageant, which was hosted at the Windhoek Country Club, came to an exciting end after 16 finalists were chosen for the finale which is scheduled to be held on Sunday 5 June 2021.
The evening is a result of the 34 Namibian beauties going through the grueling swimwear and interview stage which was held on Thursday 25 March and now had to be judged on their stage personality.
The judges included Principal Judge and editor at the Namibian Express Jerene Hoff, Acting Marketing Manager of Pupkewitz Toyota Steve Banter, 2014 Miss Namibia Brumhilda Pachawo, General Manager of Janeel Financial Services Innocentia De Klerk and Degasias Kashibongo.
The show started off with the contestants wearing cocktails dresses of their own choice and introducing themselves and briefly talking about initiatives that are important to them.
After that the judges had to focus on choosing the top 16 during the Evening Gown Parade, where all the contestants once again wore dresses of their own choice and strutted down the runway while being serenaded by local musician Fasi K.
Joe Mulisa was the host of the pageant and said that only 12 contestants will be chosen by the judges. “ the remaining four that will automatically go through to the final include Miss Rundu, Public’s Choice, Wild Card and Miss Debutant,” Mulisa said.
They include Miss Rundu Michelle Mukuwe, Miss Debutant Prisca Anyoto, Public’s Choice Chloe Brandt and the Wild Card Chantay Njawella. The rest of the finalists include Helvi Amadhila, Ester Ashipala, Happy Auala, Stella Da Costa, Lizandri Erasmus, Milumbe Katowa, Annerie Marie, Chane Ann Marshall, Aurelia Samuyenga, Chelsi Shikongo, Shahida Van Zyl, Andeline Wieland.