Meet Miss Universe Botswana 2013 Hopefuls

The grand finale of Miss Universe Botswana 2013 pageant will be held on September 9th, 2013 at the Gaborone International Convention Center (GICC) in Gaborone. 12 finalists will be competing for the title. Miss Universe Botswana 2012 Sheillah Molelekwa will crown her successor at the end of the event. The winner will proceed to compete for the prestigious Miss Universe title alongside other contestants from around the world at an event billed for Moscow, Russia on the 9th of November.

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Meet the 12 Miss Universe Botswana 2013 finalists: Atang Gambule, Bakang Goemang, Benah Sekgabo, Boitumelo Kanedi, Goabaone Gaebonwe, Gontlafetse Maphosa, Gorata Mothudi, One Mariri, Refilwe Motaung, Tsaone Macheng, Tsaone Selema, Winfred Motcher.

Atang Gambule - Miss Universe Botswana 2013 Finalist

Atang Gambule – Miss Universe Botswana 2013 Finalist

Bakang Goemang - Miss Universe Botswana 2013 Finalist

Bakang Goemang – Miss Universe Botswana 2013 Finalist

Benah Sekgabo - Miss Universe Botswana 2013 Finalist

Benah Sekgabo – Miss Universe Botswana 2013 Finalist

Boitumelo Kanedi - Miss Universe Botswana 2013 Finalist

Boitumelo Kanedi – Miss Universe Botswana 2013 Finalist

Goabaone Gaebonwe - Miss Universe Botswana 2013 Finalist

Goabaone Gaebonwe – Miss Universe Botswana 2013 Finalist

Gontlafetse Maphosa - Miss Universe Botswana 2013 Finalist

Gontlafetse Maphosa – Miss Universe Botswana 2013 Finalist

Gorata Mothudi - Miss Universe Botswana 2013 Finalist

Gorata Mothudi – Miss Universe Botswana 2013 Finalist

One Mariri - Miss Universe Botswana 2013 Finalist

One Mariri – Miss Universe Botswana 2013 Finalist

Refilwe Motaung - Miss Universe Botswana 2013 Finalist

Refilwe Motaung – Miss Universe Botswana 2013 Finalist

Tsaone Macheng - Miss Universe Botswana 2013 Finalist

Tsaone Macheng – Miss Universe Botswana 2013 Finalist

Tsaone Selema - Miss Universe Botswana 2013 Finalist

Tsaone Selema – Miss Universe Botswana 2013 Finalist

Winfred Motcher - Miss Universe Botswana 2013 Finalist

Winfred Motcher – Miss Universe Botswana 2013 Finalist

Miss Universe Botswana pageant is produced by Mos Syde Entertainment. Speaking at a press conference, the organiser of the pageant, Safie Sekgwe said that this year’s pageant will be different as they are keen to eliminate some of the factors that trigger controversies.
“It looks like people confuse Miss Universe Botswana with Miss Botswana. We are Miss Universe,the universal queen of Botswana. We are non-controversial people.The only problem we have had was when our 2010 queen said that we did not give her the prize but we did,” Sekgwe said.
Answering a question about their infamous way of awarding the prizes, whereby all the prizes are awarded in one big night of the grand finale, Sekgwe said; “We prefer to announce all the prizes at the grand finale. People think that it is an excuse to dodge the girls with their prizes, but they already know what the winner will walk away with. It is wrong to stress that we fight for prizes in our pageant. We just prefer to announce them on the final night.” Though he remained tight-lipped about the prizes that the girls should expect, he stated that the queen will receive a scholarship in New York, United States of America, under the sponsorship of Gemological Institute of America (GIA).

Courtesy of Miss Universe Botswana facebook.

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