Namibia ready to compete in international beauty pageants - Karuaihe-Upi

The Chief Executive Officer of Miss Namibia, Umbi Karuaihe-Upi, says the country is ready to compete in international beauty pageants.

The top ten Miss Namibia finalists are currently on tour in the ||Kharas Region, discovering the breathtaking landscapes of the southern region.

The ten finalists in this year's Miss Namibia Beauty pageant were taken on a tour to Giants Playgroup, situated a few kilometres outside Keetmanshoop.

Miss Namibia top 10 selected

Saturday night was one to remember as the Miss Namibia Organisation put on a glamorous show in the capital, Windhoek.

Not only that but there was diversity in both beauty pageant contestants and those on the carpet.

It was all fun and glamour under the blue lights.

During the preliminary round, 30 beauty pageant contestants competed for the first ten spots.

The rest are appreciated for their participation, and they can always try next time.

Miss Namibia, Miss Teen Namibia closing date for applications on 12 April

The closing date for applications for Miss Namibia and Miss Teen Namibia is Wednesday, April 12.

Interested applicants are urged to visit the regional offices of the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (nbc) to access application forms and get the chance to represent Namibia on the international stage.

Since the nbc took over 100% ownership of the Miss Namibia Organization, the corporation has been going on roadshows throughout the country to ensure inclusive participation in the beauty pageant, which will take place in Swakopmund in June.

Miss Namibia team has concluded its visit to the Omaheke Region

The Miss Namibia team has concluded its visit to the Omaheke Region.

The team met prospective Miss Namibia and Miss Teen participants at Otjinene and Gobabis, respectively.

Speaking to nbc News, the Chief Executive Officer of the Miss Namibia Organization, Umbi Karuaihe Upi, explained that during this engagement, the ladies would be furnished with information regarding the beauty pageant competition and encouraged to participate.

It is important nbc own Miss Namibia as a subsidiary- Jacobs

The nbc's Board Chairman, Lazarus Jacobs says it is important for the corporation to own Miss Namibia as a subsidiary where every Namibian can take ownership.  
He says Miss Namibia is not just a pageant, but an Ambassador.

Jacobs paid tribute to Connie Maritz who carried and laid the foundation of the Miss Namibia brand over the years, saying it was not an easy task.

Debmarine Namibia has fronted N$2.5 million in sponsoring the organization going forward.

National Broadcasting Corporation fully takes over Miss Namibia

The National Broadcasting Corporation has fully taken over Miss Namibia.

This was announced at a reveal event in Windhoek.
Miss Namibia National Director Conny Maritz handed over the management of Miss Namibia to Umbi Karuaihe-Upi as the new Chief Executive Officer.

Maritz says one of her greatest joys of being the National Director for 23 years was working with numerous pageant participants especially, those who had the privilege to bear the Miss Namibia crown as well as those who represented the country internationally.

Applications for Miss Namibia and Miss Teen Namibia open

Applications for the Miss Namibia and Miss Teen Namibia competitions are officially open.

The activation event was held at Maerua Mall in the capital.

Those wishing to follow in the footsteps of current title holders Cassia Sharpley and Zoe Karsten are urged to download an application form on for both Miss Namibia and Miss Teen Namibia or visit the Namibia Broadcasting Corporation's TV and Radio headquarters.

Miss Namibia organization will soon create platform to train title holders in entrepreneurship

The Miss Namibia organization will soon create a platform where title holders will be given masterclasses in entrepreneurship and additional skills.

According to nbc's Director General Stanley Similo, the organization is transitioning away from solely providing platforms for beauty pageants.

President Geingob commends Miss Namibia Organisation for the mentorship

President Geingob commended the Miss Namibia Organization for the mentorship and for instilling patriotism among the youth.

He is particularly proud that the contestants pursue causes in the communities even before entering the competition.

All the current title holders under the Miss Namibia Organization have charity causes which they are pursuing.