New Era (Windhoek)

15 February 2013

Namibia: Miss Little Eenhana Beauty Pageant Billed for Month-End

Eenhana — The fast growing and capital town of Ohangwena region, Eenhana often referred to as "the green town" will be hosting the Miss Little Eenhana beauty pageant completion this month end.

The beauty pageant, which will be celebrating its second year anniversary, is aimed at motivating kids aged between four to eight years to showcase their modeling talents and to open up their minds to the modeling industry. Apart from that the event will bring along different families from various cultural backgrounds with their little girls to compete for the beauty completion. According to the organiser of the competition, Shino Ndevapwa, from the Faith Media and Information Technology Solutions as organizers of Miss Little beauty pageant, the little girls from the Ohangwena region will compete for five prizes and categories, which are Miss Little Eenhana and her first and second princess, Miss Personality and Miss Photogenic.

"This is our second year we are hosting this event and have rectified our mistakes since we launched this Miss Little beauty pageant last year.

Therefore, we are advising and encouraging the Ohangwena community to bring along their little girls so that they can compete as beauty pageants in Eenhana town," he says

He explained to Art Life that the motive behind the beauty pageant is to motivate female kids to follow up on their dreams to become one of Miss Namibia in the future years.

"Modeling is a big business every way in the world and we are here in this small town to educate and inform them on how important the modeling business is very important both to the government and the world at large," he says

Last year, the event was sponsored by the Ohangwena Regional Council, Standard Bank, Bank Windhoek and other business individuals in Eenhana.

"The Town Council and Her Worship the Mayor, Julia Ndeyapo Shikongo, the Governor Usko Nghaamwa and other councilors in the Ohangwena Region will also grace this annual occasion.

The 2013 event will be bigger and better as we have solicited some corporate stakeholders to sponsor the event," says Annakie Haufiku, a partner to Faith Media Information Technology Solutions. The last year's event saw nine final contestants competing in five categories. Miss Little Eenhana was won by the now eight year old Josephine Shapopi who is in Grade 3 this year at Paulus Hamutenya Primary School, while Eunike Shapwa and Ndatunga Neumbo all from Mouwa English kindergarten were crowned first princess and second princess respectively. The 2012 Eenhana Miss Personality went to the now eight year old Rauna Kashululu, while Emmelda Haihambo scooped the Miss Photogenic prize. They are all from Mouwa English Kindergarten.

"As usual, the event will be held at Ndilimani Complex in Eenhana town and we expect the Ohangwena region parents to cooperate with our rules and regulations for the completion unlike last year," Annakie Haufiku says.

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