Mmannona, Ntshole crowned PlayURole beauty queens

Mmannona Ntshole were recently crowned Miss PlayURole and Miss Little PlayURole respectively
Mmannona Ntshole were recently crowned Miss PlayURole and Miss Little PlayURole respectively

Mandipa Ivy Mmannona (23) of Thamaga and Sasha Ntshole (11) were recently crowned Miss PlayURole and Miss Little PlayURole respectively at an event held at Linchwe CJSS hall in Mochudi.

In an interview with a Arts & Culture this week, Mmannona said she was inspired by the Pageant's theme which is ‘My father, My pillar, My strength’. “Knowing that I grew up without a father, I felt that this was my opportunity to shine and that I can empower all the girls out there who grew up without their fathers,” she said.

Hosting this year's edition from a lengthy break that was brought by the outbreak of COVID-19 wasn't that great as it was a rough ride. We have managed to even slot the new category being Miss Little PlayURole and we aim to introduce this countrywide. This year we managed to accommodate young people outside Kgatleng”, explained co-founder Tebo Kgetse.

He praised the support they got from the parents and the community. Kgetse added that they have since opened the pageant to all youth despite their backgrounds as it is a way to motive and nurture talent. Much work overwhelmed judges as they had to be more robust in their judging as the girls put up a tough fight, although one person was to emerge the winner at the end of the day. The first and second princess titles went to Maatla Letsididi from Pilane and Hope Pheko respectively.


Judges applauded the pageant organiser for a great work done unto bridging the gap between fathers and children. Kgetse also thanked stakeholders and revealed that if it was not about their time and support, the event would not have been a success. He singled out sponsors like Kgatla Dries, Queen Jess Modelling Academy.

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