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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