Chelsi To Represent Namibia At Miss Universe

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By  | Jul 12, 2021, 09:56 AM 

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The Miss Namibia organization has revealed that the reigning Miss Namibia 2021 Chelsi Shikongo will be representing the country in the Miss Universe pageant 2021 and she will be following in the footsteps of Michelle McLean who was crowned Miss Universe in 1992.

Read More: Chelsi Reflects On Her Miss Namibia Journey

The exciting news was revealed through their social media accounts amid excitement from Chelsi's legion of fans who expressed how happy they are for her. It was revealed that Miss Namibia 2021 1st runner-up Annerie Mare will be participating in the Miss World 2021 pageant. Miss Teen Namibia Alexis Swart will be taking part in the Miss Teen Universe contest.

It is unclear why Miss Nam 2021 third runner-up Michelle Mukuve will not be representing the country at the Miss Supranational.

Chelsi scooped the Miss Namibia 2021 crown about a month ago and she has been having the best time of her life. In an interview with The Namibian, her mother Mary Shikongo said she was optimistic that Chelsi will bring the Miss Universe crown home. “It is so important, as it boosts their confidence when they see that their parents are standing behind them. She told me that she will make Namibia proud and will bring the Miss Universe crown home."

“I am very proud of her. I was shouting and thanking God when I heard them announcing her name. I advise parents to encourage their children emotionally, physically, and financially when they can, when they show interest in a project."
she said.

In 2019 Nadja Breytenbach represented the country in the Miss Universe 2019 and speaking to The Namibian she said it was inspirational.

“I think many people do not know how much time, effort, and money it cost to compete in international pageants. I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity competing in Miss Universe in 2019, and it was an amazing experience for me. There I was surrounded by the most beautiful and intelligent women from all over the world. I learned so much from each of them. It was such an uplifting, inspiring and motivational environment. I, however, think the best of all for me was the fact that I made friends for a lifetime,”
said Breytenbach.

Chelsi recently reflected on her Miss Nam journey saying it's a dream come true for her."I didn’t think we would be here today and I am nothing but grateful and thankful that the Universe believed in me even when I didn’t believe in me, success is on the other side of consistency and that too is a journey but starting is already winning," she shared.

Chelsi recently partnered with Walvis Bay's local government to provide essentials to families who were affected by fires.

"It was a very heartbreaking emotional experience to be there but also very informative because I got to hear first hand how fires start and what are the steps taken when you lose your home to a fire and I really hope the Fire Brigade in Walvis Bay starts an initiative to inform communities and schools in regards to these steps that need to be taken when you have lost your home to a fire and also how to prevent fires," she said

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