Published August 4, 2023
Published August 4, 2023
FOLLOWING the glamorous crowning ceremonies which took place early July at the MTC Dome in Swakopmund, the Miss Namibia Organization…

FOLLOWING the glamorous crowning ceremonies which took place early July at the MTC Dome in Swakopmund, the Miss Namibia Organization hosted a sashing ceremony and announced
this year’s Top Four contestants who are set to represent Namibia on the international stages in 2023/2024.

NBC Acting Chief Commercial Officer, Nico Mwiya made the announcement during the
event to highlight which title holder will represent Namibia at which international pageant. He indicated that Miss Namibia Jameela |Uiras will represent the country at Miss Universe, set to take place 18 November in El Salvador whilst Miss Namibia First Runner Up, Albertina Haimbala will be participating in the 72nd Miss World competition. “Miss Namibia Second Runner Up, Martha Kautanevali is set to take part in the Miss Earth contest scheduled to take place, 16th December in Vietnam and finally Miss Teen Namibia, Oriana Ribeiro who will participate in Miss Teen International in India next year.”

At the sashing ceremony, |Uiras enthusiastically said: “I am most excited about celebrating
diversity with the other delegates, being able to engage in cultural exchange and understanding
our uniqueness on an international scale.” Interviewed at the NBC Head offices, Haimbala
was asked what she is most excited about in regards to the upcoming international pageant
where she indicated that it has always been a dream of hers to represent her country on an international stage. “I am excited about everything including meeting new people, going overseas for the first time as well as getting acquainted with other beauty queens from all across the globe and learning about other cultures and so much more” she added. Kautanevali additionally said, “Namibia!

This is for us, this is to growth and achievement. Thank you! Thank you for supporting and loving us. I just want to say, that the journey to Miss Earth is a collective one, I’m going there as Namibia, no longer as Martha alone and I want you all to keep up with the journey and support in all ways possible. Thank you!”
Miss Teen Namibia, Oriana Ribeiro mentioned that she does not take her title lightly: “I understand that this is an ambassadorial position that comes with a great deal of responsibility and privilege – which is to be taken seriously and carried out with the utmost respect, integrity and intentionality. And therefore, I will work diligently to leave a notable impact on our country and bring the international title home.”

NBC Public Relations Manager, Beaulah Boois-Beukes reiterated the broadcasters support to the title holders and further encouraged Namibians to rally behind the Miss Namibia Organization. “We have worked diligently to bring the pageant to this stature and have thus far been successful in a 360 transformation into a national event.”

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