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Miss Millennium: A decade of crowning Queens

Publishing Date : 13 March, 2018


The Miss Millennium pageant will celebrate its 10 year anniversary in style by crowning its 10th Queen since founding in 2008. The pageant, open to women over 40 years will be held on March 23 at millennium Jazz restaurant in Mogoditshane.

Miss Millennium was established in 2008 by adults who were looking for ideas women over 40 years could carry out to give back to the community. When it started, the pageant paraded women over 40 and the ultimate winner would have to come up with community projects that would help fight poverty and give back to the community. The winner would be given a project idea and run it with other former Queens who also help in supporting the project.

The inaugural Miss Millennium, Felicity Bogacu told a press conference on Monday that the pageant will be taken to much greater heights in years to come, “In years to come, Miss Millennium will be elevated to greater heights.” As a way of supporting the project, Mascom donated a P50 000 towards the pageant. “Mascom will commit P50 000 to Miss Millennium. We are turning 20 years and we believe in empowering women because we know the world will become better if women are empowered.

We wanted to find a way of supporting the Queens in their initiative. We would like to congratulate you,” Chief Communications and Public Relations Officer of Mascom Tebogo LebotseSebego said. This year, the Event Producer of Miss Millennium Zenzele Hirschfield explained that they have a lot of fun that will be catered for during the pageant.

“We are going to be having a two parade, which will be inclusive of the sexy fun with Mascom colors and it will be given to Mascom as a tribute. We are going to be having international Jazz artists who will be entertaining during the night and local jazz artists as well,” she said. Former Miss Millennium Queen, Sandra Ramanteba who won the pageant in 2015 shared her emotional testimony about her reign and how she reached out to a home in Moshaneng.

“When I was handed the crown, I focused on taking care of children and elders as most of the youth are being taken care of by the government. There is an old woman in Moshaneng who stays with 27 children. I took my family to Moshaneng to visit the old woman. The lady had no water, we approached water utilities. Every year I visit to give what I have,” she said.

Another former Queen, Theresa Tiny Hirschfield (2010) chirped in, saying there were plans underway to raise funds in order to help connect water at the old woman’s house. She further pleaded with the public to come forth and assist in any way they can as their efforts alone could never be enough. Nonetheless, Event Manager and Music promoter Fatima Gabatshwane volunteered to foot the bill for the water connection for the family.

The contest is open to women aged 40 years and above and should be a Motswana Citizen. They should be passionate and about community Building Projects. Interested individuals should register now on 76888867 or 71731781.



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