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Miss Phenomenal’s project to empower young girls

NNASARETHA KGAMANYANE
Miss Phenomenal 2016 queen Pelotheri Tsae
The young and beautiful Miss Phenomenal 2016 queen Pelotheri Tsae has vowed to use her reign to empower young girls. Tsae told Showbiz with the help of her princesses they came up with a project called The Queen In Her that would be used as a platform that would empower young girls, more especially in primary schools about lifestyle skills.

“We would also coach those young girls about life.  We will be having girl talks with them and discuss challenges that they face as adolescents.  We will advice them on how to tackle those challenges because we are more experienced than them.  We want those young girls to be women of virtue,” she said.

As the pageant is mainly based on Christian values, Tsae added that they would teach those teen girls to love God and learn to put Him first.  She said there was no way people can live without God’s guidance and protection.  She added that they would also want to teach and advice them to love themselves, have a passion and work towards their dreams.

Furthermore, Tsae explained that even though she has never modelled or been in a beauty contest before winning, she still believed that she would win the crown.  She said when she entered the pageant, she wanted to do something new, something completely different from the things she has done before.

“As a Christian lady, I felt it was fit to enter this pageant. I believe I am a phenomenal lady and I believe I am phenomenal.  When I saw an advert about this pageant I found it appropriate to try my luck.  Unlike other pageants where height and size mattered, Miss Phenomenal was ideal, as it did not have many restrictions.  I also liked its objectives of empowering the

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girl child on different perspectives of life,” she said.

She said the support she got from her family and friends was amazing and had given her strength throughout the pageant.  Tsae explained that even though her elder sister stays in Canada, she gave her great support and she could feel her presence throughout.  She said her classmates and schoolmates in IDM gave her courage as they believed in her.

“My class and schoolmates supported me. Whenever they saw me they saw the queen they had already crowned me as, Miss Phenomenal.  That gave me hope and courage to work harder.  I could not  have made it through without my cousin Maitumelo Madome’s help.  She taught me how to walk on the ramp and what to or what not to wear throughout the contest and how to put on makeup,” she said.

Even though she expressed her excitement about winning the crown, Tsae said things were not all rosy, as it seems. She explained that the crown came with a lot of responsibility.  However, she encouraged all the young women and girls who are passionate about something to work hard to achieve it. Tsae said as long as they can put their mind to something, they could make it. She said all that was needed was someone to be passionate about what they wanted.  “If I have done it, you too can make it,” she advised.



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