former Miss Namibia and Miss Universe shared some advice with the semi finalists and here is what she said.
“The only way Miss Namibia winners can make a success of their reign is if they respect and listen to Miss Namibia organizer Conny Maritz,” said former Miss Universe, Michelle McLean.
Speaking at the media and sponsors meet and greet held in Windhoek on Monday, McLean also said the only way really to be successful is for Miss Namibia winners to have great respect for their sponsors.
“I hope you will take my advice, they are wonderful sponsors and we are really grateful for their support,” she said.
Miss Namibia 1992 remarks follow a stormy week for the organiser said after a number of former winners accused the organisers of emotional and financial abuse. The expose was launched by Miss Namibia 2018, Selma who called on the organizers to be more transparent. Lizelle Esterhuizen Miss Namibia 2016 claimed that her family had to fork out at least N$300 000 to finance her outfits to represent Namibia at international events.
Another Miss Namibia winner Sune Januarie said she had to rely on her family and the Rehoboth Community Trust to get by during her reign.
Maritz responded with a bite saying she believes Selma was used to deliberately dragged the pageant through the mud adding that Selma never complained about any mistreatment.
“Poor little rich girl attitudes run counter to the ethos of the Miss Namibia Organisation,” she said.
Miss Namibia will be airing on NBC this Saturday live from the Windhoek Country Club.