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Senekal vows to bring crown home


Mojabeng SenekalMohalenyane Phakela

MOJABENG Senekal says she is more than ready to represent Lesotho at the Face of Beauty International 2015 in Taiwan, and would do her utmost to market the Mountain Kingdom at the prestigious pageant.

Speaking to Xpress People on Friday ahead of her flight to the east Asian nation, the 22-year-old stunner said she was psyched for the pageant, which will start from today to 19 October 2015.

The Face of Beauty International pageant was established in 2012 with the aim of developing young female leaders from around the world. In its four years of existence, the pageant has been held in Thailand and Taiwan, with the latter hosting it for the second straight year.

Senekal will be up against 60 ladies from around the world in the southern Taiwanese port city of Kaohsiung. Brimming with confidence, the Butha Buthe-born beauty queen said she had done her homework to increase her chances of bringing home the crown.

“I did a lot of research about the pageant as soon as I won the Face of Lesotho 2015 title which enabled me to represent my country at this year’s edition of the Face of Beauty International,” said Senekal, who also revealed that she had been hitting the gym regularly to prepare for the pageant.

She clinched the Face of Lesotho title in May this year, adding to her slew of crowns which include Miss Personality 2014, Miss Royalty 2014 and Miss NUL 2015. Senekal was also a runner-up in the Face of KO 2014 pageant last December.

“One thing I realised in my research is that most of the contestants are very tall. But that does not bother me since I have competed against many tall people and I also have my strong suites,” said the 1.6m bombshell.

“I ooze confidence on the catwalk and am able to answer the questions the judges pose to me concisely, so height is the least of my worries.”

Senekal said she would use the pageant as a platform to market Lesotho as a tourism destination.

“During the course of the pageant, I intend to make a presentation about my country’s tourism sector and its biggest export, water. In the talent section, I will recite a poem which also talks of the beauty of my country,” said the fourth year BSc in Environmental Science student at the National University of Lesotho (NUL).

Senekal’s visa was paid for by NUL through marketing firm Kaptech while her parents had to foot the rest of the expenses.

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