The newly crowned Miss Millennium, Sandra Ramanteba, intends to fight drug abuse in society, particularly among youth.
Ramanteba told Showbiz that she had always been concerned about the widespread use of hard drugs.
She said she will join hands with the relevant authorities to see how they can fight against the use of illicit drugs.
Ramanteba, who turned 40-years-old last month, said she is aware of the availability of a notorious street drug known as ‘nyaope’-a highly addictive mixture of heroine and marijuana.
The newly crowned queen also plans to partake in charity work, with intention to make a difference in the lives of the underprivileged. Ramateba said being crowned Miss Millenium is a dream come true.
“I am going to walk tall. For me, life begins at 40,” she said.
Ramanteba dedicated the award to her late parents and 18 year-old son, who is her only child. In 1993, Ramanteba contested in the Miss Botswana pageant and made it to the top six.
She also tried her luck in the Miss Botswana International Trade Fair (BITF) beauty pageant in 1996, where she also made it to the top six. Ramanteba will receive P3 000 cash and a two-nights stay for two at a Maun resort. She will also be accorded free entrance to all Millenium Jazz Bar shows.
When the judges asked for her views on prostitution Miss Millennium first princess Sefela Modisenyane responded, “Allowing prostitution would undermine our efforts to fight HIV/AIDS,” she said. The second princess is former kwasa-kwasa dance queen Charity Ntebang, who proved that she is not only talented at dancing, but could also strut her stuff in beauty pageants.
One of the organisers of Miss Millennium, Zenzele Hirshfeld said the beauty pageant had been a tremendous success this year.