Miss Namibia 2024

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Miss Universe Namibia 2023

Jameela |Uiras

Meet your Miss Namibia 2023, Jameela |Uiras, who was crowned on Saturday night at the MTC Dome in Swakopmund. She is set to represent Namibia in Miss Universe 2023 in El Salvador in December.

|Uiras, at the age of 23, emerged victorious in the annual pageant, defeating nine other contestants with her theme of supporting youth empowerment. Her triumph was highlighted by her outstanding performance in the dance segment, evening attire section, overall composure, and her response to the crucial question posed by David Mbeha and Charlene Labuschagne.

During the final question, she eloquently addressed the topic of failure and its role in personal achievement. |Uiras expressed her belief in the power to overcome challenges, stating, “I encourage everyone to believe in themselves. Failure is not the end of it. You need to bring yourself up and try again. As a beacon of hope, I want to encourage everyone to believe in themselves.

Jameela |Uiras was born in Windhoek, Namibia, and later moved to Swakopmund. She attended Atlantic Junior Secondary School in Swakopmund and continued her education at the University of Namibia in Windhoek, earning a bachelor’s degree in marketing. Notable for her commitment to environmental causes, she is a fervent advocate for environmental sustainability.

Beyond her academic pursuits, |Uiras has a strong background in modeling, frequently gracing the catwalk at the annual MTC Windhoek Fashion Week. Her journey also took her to Ningbo, Zhejiang, China, in July 2020.

|Uiras is not only a beauty queen but also a figure of inspiration. Her passion for modeling was ignited at a young age, and she has become a source of inspiration for aspiring models in Namibia. Despite completing her high school education in 2018 at Khomas High School, |Uiras only recently developed a deep appreciation for pageants.

Motivated by her love for her country and a desire to bring recognition to Namibia, |Uiras decided to participate in Miss Namibia. Overcoming her fear of public speaking, she viewed the platform as an opportunity to grow and step outside her comfort zone.

Tragically, |Uiras lost her mother in September 2022. Despite the heartbreak, she is determined to honor her memory by seizing the Miss Namibia opportunity and serving as a beacon of hope and courage.

In her role as Miss Namibia, Jameela |Uiras plans to use her voice and platform to make a positive impact on her community, emphasizing youth empowerment and inspiring individuals to contribute to the greater good of society. She aims to represent the strength, resilience, and compassion of the Namibian people on the international stage.

When she’s not on the runway, |Uiras showcases her skills as a DJ, plays netball, and enjoys golf. Describing herself as embodying gratitude, humility, and a strong sense of self, she places family at the forefront of her priorities. Her transformative journey as Miss Namibia has not only provided her with a platform to meet influential individuals but has also allowed her to redefine the meaning of influence itself. Uiras is committed to preparing herself to represent Namibia with grace and strength in the upcoming international pageant.

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Miss Universe Namibia 2023

Jameela |Uiras

 

Introducing Jameela |Uiras, your Miss Namibia 2023, who clinched the crown in a spectacular ceremony at the MTC Dome in Swakopmund. At 23 years old, she made history by securing a top 20 spot for Namibia at the Miss Universe pageant, marking the country’s best performance in 20 years.

|Uiras wowed judges with her commitment to youth empowerment and showcased her versatility in dance, evening attire, and poise, impressing all with her eloquent response during the final questioning. Addressing the topic of failure, she inspired with her words: “Failure is not the end; it’s a chance to rise again. I want to be a beacon of hope, encouraging everyone to believe in themselves.”

Born in Windhoek and raised in Swakopmund, |Uiras pursued her education at the University of Namibia, earning a bachelor’s degree in marketing. Alongside her academic journey, she champions environmental sustainability and holds a deep-seated commitment to preserving nature.

Beyond her studies, |Uiras has honed her skills in modeling, gracing runways at prestigious events like the MTC Windhoek Fashion Week and even representing Namibia in China. Her journey from high school to pageantry has been one of self-discovery and inspiration for aspiring models nationwide.

Despite the tragic loss of her mother in 2022, |Uiras is determined to honour her memory by embracing her role as Miss Namibia and serving as a symbol of courage and resilience. With a focus on youth empowerment and community impact, she aims to represent the strength and compassion of the Namibian people on the global stage.

When she’s not dazzling on the runway, |Uiras showcases her talents as a DJ, enjoys sports like netball and golf, and treasures moments with her family. With gratitude, humility, and a strong sense of self, she prepares to represent Namibia with grace and strength, embodying the spirit of her nation as she strides towards the upcoming international pageant.

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