Paulina Malulu was announced the winner of the Miss Namibia 2013 at the conclusion of the pageant held at the Windhoek Country Club Resort on August 3rd, 2013. The beauty from Windhoek is 24 years old and stands at 1.75 m tall. She will represent Namibia in the upcoming Miss World 2013 pageant, scheduled for September 28th, 2013 in Bogor, Indonesia. She will also represent the country in the upcoming Miss Universe 2013 pageant, scheduled for November in Moscow, Russia.
Newly crowned Miss Namibia 2013 Paulina Malulu (C) and her runners-up: Mbari Katanga (left) and D’Alice Tshilemba (right). Photo: Henry van Rooi.
Paulina Malulu is the winner of Miss Namibia 2013 and was named Miss World Namibia 2013
Paulina Malulu will represent Namibia in the upcoming Miss World 2013 pageant
Mbarii Katanga was the first runner-up and D’Alice Tshilemba was the second runner-up.
Paulina Malulu has a long history competing at beauty pageants. She was Miss Windhoek Technical High School 2006, Miss Windhoek Show Grounds 2006 First Runner up, Miss National Youth Council of Namibia 2010, Miss Palm 2011, Miss Southern Africa International 2011 first runner-up, Miss Bikini and top 10 Finalist at Miss Freedom of the World contest, Miss International 2012 top 15 semi finalist, First face at the First ladies high tea party in 2012 and First face for Nicola Conradie at the 99FM and Jameson Fashion Show 2013.
Paulina Malulu Biography:
Paulina’s interest in modelling and pageantry began in 2000 when she was crowned first princess at her primary school, People’s Primary School.
In 2006 she received her first overall win as Miss Windhoek Technical High School and later that year she was also crowned the 1st princess at the Miss Windhoek Show Grounds Beauty Contest. That was not all Paulina achieved in 2006, as she also made it to top 5 at Miss High School and top 25 at Miss Teen Namibia. All these pageants where held in her native country.
2007 – 2009
Paulina matriculated from High school in 2007 and furthered her studies in health and skincare in neighbouring South Africa, Gauteng Province and obtained an international CIDESCO qualification in Health and Skincare.
Upon returning home her bigger award came when she took part in Miss National Youth Council of Namibia (NYC) in 2010, where she was crowned as the overall winner. This prestigious title created the platform she had always seeked and with the support from the then Acting Secretary General, she had the opportunity to get involved in youth matters and holds the title for being the first and so far the only Miss NYC to fully utilise her title. During her reign she held fundraising activities for charity, was a guest speaker at various national events including the My Zone booklet launch and the UN day celebrations.
Paulina became an active participator at youth meetings and activities and was nominated by the National Youth Council and the Ministry of Youth to be the first Namibian representative at the African Youth Forum (AYF), a side event to the annual African Union (AU) heads of state conference. This forum held in Entebbe, Uganda, West Africa and covered issues on maternal and child health in Africa was made possible by UNICEF. At the end of this forum she was democratically elected by the 113 youth present to represent the outcomes of the forum at the First Ladies Conference in Kampala Uganda later that same month. This outcome show cases Paulina’s leadership skills and ability to stand out.
During the same year in 2010, Paulina became a contestant at Namibia’s Next Top Model where she made it to top 10.
On the first of January 2011, Paulina Malulu was crowned Miss Palm 2011 and even after her reign as Miss NYC is over, Paulina remains active with the Miss National Youth Council as a volunteer and mentor for the reigning beauties. While remaining interested in youth matters, in April she was nominated by UNAIDS to represent Namibia in Mali at the Global Aids Summit in Bamako, Mali, West Africa.
With her Miss Palm title, she was able to represent Namibia at the Miss Southern Africa International Beauty contest which was held in Ndola, Zambia, June 2011 where she emerged as Southern Africa’s first princess. With this new title she travelled to Kosova in November to represent Namibia and Africa at large, at the Miss Freedom of the World beauty pageant where she emerged as Miss Bikini and top 10.
As a young woman in business, she was awarded as best young woman entrepreneur for the year 2012, at the annual National Youth Enterprise for her business Dingi Beauty and Grooming.
Paulina Malulu is the first ever delegate from Namibia to grace the Miss International pageant. Last October 21st, she accomplished an impressive Top 15 placement from a line-up of 69 equally beautiful delegates from all over the world. During the course of the Miss International pageant, fans from all over the world have laid eyes on Paulina as Africa’s strongest bet for the crown. Although she did not win the title, her fans and followers were proud of her achievement.
Courtesy of Paulina Malulu Facebook.