So far, the only African countries that have held their Miss World National pageants for 2015 are South Africa, Zimbabwe and Gabon. A few other African countries are expected to join this year’s Miss World event as time progresses.
The winner of Miss Gabon 2015 is an 18 year old girl, named Reine Ngotala.This young African beauty who comes from the French speaking country of Gabon has also won the local Miss Nyanga pageant, a city in which she lives.
The winner of the beauty contest was announced on 26 April, at Hotel Residence in the city of Libreville.Reine Ngotala takes the title of Queen from last year’s reining beauty Maggaly Nguema.
There is still hope for runner-ups and other finalists in the top 10, because the Miss Gabon organizers are planning to take part in several international beauty contests.However, the winning Finalist of the national pageant (Reine Ngotala) is an obvious choice to be sent to the prestigious Miss World pageant, as well as the Miss Universe pageant.
Judging by the quality of photo shoots, stage lighting, glitz and glamour, anybody can tell that the organizers were enthusiastic about hosting the event, and they left no stone unturned to ensure that this was going to be a bright night for guests and journalists.
In case you don’t know, French and Fang are the widely spoken languages in Gabon.
Well done Gabon!!!
Results: Miss Gabon 2015
The Queen – Reine Ngotala from Nyanga
1st Princess – Anis Christine Pitty Yaya from Haut-Ogooue
Miss Zimbabwe 2015 was crowned on 25 April at a ceremony in Shamva, Mermaids Pool in Zimbabwe. Her name is Emily Katanga Kachote, a 25 year-old woman who hails from the city of Harare. The slim beauty takes over the reins from Tendai Hunda, the 2014 Miss World Representative.
The Zimbabwean beauty has won a beauty pageant before, she was the winner of Miss Harare 2011, one of the local beauty contests held by cities around the country.
Standing at 1.73m, Emily is a tall beauty who also happens to be a degreed Financial Advisor at Old Mutual. Persistence and determination has paid off for this beautiful woman who started competing for Miss Zimbabwe in 2012.Although she failed to make it then, she never gave up, and today her dreams came true. Confidence was in her face as she strutted the ramp, with everybody cheering and shouting for her.
In the previous months, Emily Kachote has participated in a boot camp organized by the Miss Zimbabwe Trust, which she credits for improving her eloquence and confidence. Besides modeling, the pretty girl has also played a role as an actress. She says she wants to be a role model for young girls, and looks forward to improving the lives of women and girls in the community.
The winner of the beauty contest (including the 1st and 2nd princesses) will walk away with a car each, cash prize plus other packages, and of course, the Queen will get the largest share.Spero Villioti, a well-known South African designer attended the event, including former beauty Queens Tendai Bongani Hunda and Malaika Mushandu.
The winner of the Miss South Africa Beauty Pageant is a young and educated woman who also happens to have a kind heart and pretty face. Miss Liesl Laurie, 24 years old, became the 2015 Miss South winning finalist on 30 March 2015 beating contestants from other regions. Reactions from Twitter were mixed when the winner was announced, but as much as Liesl surprised some people who did not expect her to win, among them the leader of a political party, she also surprised many when it is was revealed that she comes from Eldorado Park, a township which is under-estimated and looked down by most people because of its social status.
Liesl Laurie is a shining star who brings hope and something positive to her township, Eldorado Park, a township in Johannesburg which is well known for high levels of crime and social ills such as drug dealing and unemployment.
Liesl is a student graduate from the University of Johannesburg in Soweto. After completing her B.Comm Degree at the University of Johannesburg ,the coloured beauty took a one-year break from the campus and embarked on a full-time modeling career which also allowed her to get involved in NGO community projects that strive to improve the lives of children in Eldorado Park and the surrounding poverty-stricken informal settlements. Last year, she launched her own community project, the Pearl Project outreach programme, which seeks to motivate teenage girls through the hosting of workshops at schools around the location.
Pictures from Miss South Africa 2015 Beauty Pageant