An­other accolade for Senekal

. . . as beauty queen crowned Miss Per­son­al­ity at con­ti­nen­tal pageant

Lesotho Times - - Weekender - Mo­halenyane Phakela

BEAUTY queen, Mo­jabeng Senekal, was crowned Miss Per­son­al­ity 2017 at the Miss Africa Con­ti­nent 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa on Satur­day night.

Senekal fin­ished fourth out of 13 con­tes­tants in the main com­pe­ti­tion that was won by Guinea’s As­maou Diallo.

The Butha Buthe-born beauty this week told the Week­ender that she felt hon­oured by the recog­ni­tion.

“Be­ing crowned Miss Per­son­al­ity means that since day one my bub­bly and lov­ing per­son­al­ity has been ex­posed un­til it even showed on stage,” Senekal said, adding, “This is the third time since 2014 that I have been recog­nised for my per­son­al­ity and I’m hum­bled.

“I be­lieved I de­served to be in the top three be­cause I was just as good but I think their height gave them ad­van­tage over me.

“I am happy I went to Miss Africa be­cause I have learnt so much about my­self as well as other African coun­tries. Mak­ing it to the top six fi­nal­ists proved that my pres­ence was felt and that I man­aged to raise the na­tional flag.

“It was also won­der­ful hav­ing my par­ents in the crowd. I could see the pride on their faces while I was on stage and that meant the world to me. I also de­vel­oped re­la­tions with other beauty queens,” she said.

She said she would pur­sue a mas­ter’s de­gree in pub­lic health be­fore join­ing Doc­tors With­out Bor­ders in their var­i­ous hu­man­i­tar­ian projects. She holds a BSC in En­vi­ron­men­tal Health de­gree from the Na­tional Univer­sity of Lesotho.

Senekal has sev­eral ac­co­lades un­der her belt which in­clude the Face of Lesotho 2015, Miss Per­son­al­ity 2014, Miss Roy­alty 2014 and Miss NUL 2015 and the Char­ity Award at the Face of Beauty In­ter­na­tional 2015 in Oc­to­ber last year in Taipei, Tai­wan. She was also a run­ner-up at the Face of KO 2014 pageant.

She said she would com­pete in the Mrs World pageant once ties the knot.

For now she is firmly fo­cused on mod­el­ling and fit­ness train­ing.

“I work as a full-time model for T-shirt City and I am also work­ing on a Pri­mary Health Care project for dis­ad­van­taged coun­tries in Africa,” she said.

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