Beauty queen Rambi is fly­ing the flag for SA in Ja­pan

The Star Late Edition - - METRO - KEDIBONE MODISE @_ked­i­modise

SOUTH African beauty queen Re­abetswe “Rambi” Se­choaro hopes to write her name in the his­tory books as one of the few African con­tes­tants to com­pete in the Miss In­ter­na­tional beauty pageant in Ja­pan to­day.

Se­choaro could pos­si­bly be­come the first African beauty to win the ti­tle.

She was crowned Miss In­ter­na­tional South Africa 2018 ear­lier in the year, giv­ing her the op­por­tu­nity to fly the South African flag high at the third-old­est in­ter­na­tional pageant.

The pres­ti­gious Miss In­ter­na­tional pageant will be held at the Tokyo Dome City Hall where the reign­ing queen, Kevin Lil­liana of In­done­sia, will crown her suc­ces­sor. This year, 77 coun­tries will com­pete in the pageant, mak­ing it the big­gest turnout in Miss In­ter­na­tional his­tory.

Se­choara, a 25-year-old BCom ac­count­ing sciences stu­dent, jet­ted off to Ja­pan two weeks ago.

She took some time off her busy sched­ule to speak to The Star about her jour­ney thus far.

From Miss SA 2016 Top 12 to Miss In­ter­na­tional SA 2018, how has the jour­ney been for you?

This has been a great jour­ney and a great learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for me, al­beit with many chal­lenges.

What lessons have you learnt in Ja­pan?

The Ja­pa­nese are proud of their cul­ture and will­ing to show­case it to visi­tors. They are hospitable and very wel­com­ing. It’s in­stilled in me the im­por­tance of em­brac­ing and valu­ing all cul­tural as­pects of one’s coun­try.

What would win­ning this pageant mean to you?

It would mean ab­so­lutely the world to me as it would make his­tory for South Africa and Africa.

Se­choaro was crowned Miss Su­per­model In­ter­na­tional at the age of 18, in Thai­land six years ago.

RE­ABETSWE ‘Rambi’ Se­choaro

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.