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Miss Botswana still to book top 30 spot

Even though Miss Botswana, Moitshepi Elias who is currently in Sonya, China for the Miss World 2018 will perform and represent Africa at the Dances of the world in the finals on December 8, she has not booked herself a spot yet in the final 30.

Categories like Top Model have been won by Miss France and it could have been Elias’s chance to book an automatic spot in the final 30.

The 118 girls strutted and twirled in an attempt to win the heart of the judges but only South Africa from Africa made it to the top five. Other categories that are still yet to be won are Beauty with a Purpose, Multimedia and Sports, Talent.

In an interview with Arts & Culture, Miss Botswana restructuring team leader, Basadi Masimolole said it was not yet guaranteed that Elias will be in the top 30, but it will certain as the voting for the head to head challenge closes on November 28.

“Although she will be on stage performing a dance from her native village Maun she is going to need Batswana’s votes,” she said.

Masimolole said prior to leaving to China, Elias perfected her dance with Mafitlhakgosi Traditional Troupe, no wonder she is confident about representing Africa. Masimolole said Batswana could vote for Elias as many times as they can.

Elias was drawn into Group 7 alongside Korea, Bahamas, Zimbabwe, Chile and Japan.

For the head

to head challenge, there are 20 groups consisting of six contestants each. Each group will have one winner determined by public votes therefore if Elias manages to win the group she will face 19 other winners from various group for the 10 spots in the Miss World final 30.

There are four ways people can vote for their favourite contestant to advance to Round 2 of the Head to Head Challenge.

Voting is currently open and closes on November 28. The steps for voting include liking their OFFICIAL Miss World Contestant Facebook Page  HYPERLINK “”

From there people can vote for them on the Miss World Website - by clicking the link, then the contestant, and finally click vote.

People can also like and comment on their photos on their Official MobStar accounts.

Another option is to vote for them on Model Power Live - by clicking the link, then the contestant and finally click like.

The contestant who performs the best among all four platforms will advance to Round 2 of the Head to Head Challenge.




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