The Miss Supranational Namibia team kicked off the 2021 Miss Supranational national victory and homecoming roadshow at the Am Weinberg Boutique hotel in Windhoek on Thursday.
At the launch, Chanique Rabe, Miss Supranational 2021, was accompanied by Gerhard von Lepinski, president of Miss Supranational, and André Sleigh, creative director of the contest.
The roadshow will continue until October 10.
The team visited Hope Village, an orphanage in Katutura on Friday.
Rabe has a sewing school called the Junior Sewing School at the orphanage, which equips students with the skills to become tailors once they are enrolled.
Miss Supranational Namibia national director Willem Fourie said the tour will introduce Namibia to the world.
“It’s a real joyful occasion for us to have Von Lepinski and Sleigh here in Namibia. They have never been here before. We know our journey with them will be fruitful, ”said Fourie.
Rabe said she was honored to have the contect team in Namibia and looked forward to showing them across the country.
She said she was proud to show them her sewing school.
“People who know me will already know that wherever I go, I always make sure everyone knows where I’m from. My projects are close to my heart. Seeing how hard these kids work really inspires me, ”Rabe said.
Von Lepinski said that Miss Supranational is unique and inspires others.
“Competitions are not all about a beautiful face. You have to be able to inspire. We are proud of Chani’s plans and would like to support her as much as possible, ”he said.
Sleigh said the brand of the competition changed two years ago.
“We have created a new slogan: ‘Aspire to inhale before you breathe out’. The winner doesn’t have to be selfish. . . They have to give something back. They have to have goals and push to be better all the time. We are looking for someone who is real and doesn’t put on a false face. Generosity is something you cannot fake, ”he said.
Rabe was crowned winner of the 12th Miss Supranational Pageant on August 21 in Poland.
She won the crown of 58 competitors from around the world.
Rabe’s victory marked the first time that Namibia, or an African country, had won the Miss Supranational pageant.