Walvis Bay represented at Miss Supranational

Beauty queen

27 September 2020 | Events

Monique Smith; Model; “…you never know your potential unless you give yourself the opportunity.”

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Former Miss Walvis Bay Monique Smith is a semi-finalist in the prestigious Miss Supranational Namibia beauty pageant slated to take place on 14 November in Windhoek.

Smith holds numerous titles including that of first princess of Miss Teen Walvis Bay 2012, Miss De Duine 2013, Miss Walvis Bay 2014 and Miss Tourism Namibia 2014.

She said that she is excited to be a semi-finalist for Miss Supranational.

“I haven’t looked forward to any other pageant like I am with Miss Supranational. Every semi-finalist in this pageant is in a league of her own and the way the Supranational team contributes to the goals the ladies have set for themselves is amazing.”

Smith said that after winning Miss Tourism Namibia in 2014, she decided to take a break from pageantry.

“This was due to circumstances beyond my control. I decided to give Miss Namibia a try and reached the semi-finals in 2018. Ultimately I was not where I wanted to be at the time and decided to exclusively focus on my career.”

A post of the Former Miss Supranational Namibia, Yana Heinish, captivated her last year and she decided to enter.

“Each and every pageant I have entered throughout my life has shaped me into the woman I am today. I am entering Miss Supranational to continue building on my personal growth and set a unique bar for young women who desire to live beyond themselves.”

Smith says that she wants to continue her self-growth and cement herself as a strong woman who inspires others.

“My main objective is to use this platform to bring awareness to a project I’ve been working on: the LAB Foundation. It’s a foundation that provides the public the channel to donate building material to abolish shacks in Namibia. The foundation will first cater to the victims who lost their homes in the fire of Twolaloka a few months ago and then move to other parts of Walvis Bay and Namibia.”

Preparation

Training mentally and physically has been Smith’s way of preparing for the competition.

“Travelling back and forth between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund during the pandemic was challenging but worth it. Where I found myself a few months ago and where I find myself now, is totally different. This year has truly made me more content with life.”

Aside from being a model, Smith is a customer experience partner.

“I was fortunate enough to work in the logistics and maritime industry for four years. I have chosen to focus on Miss Supranational for the rest of the year and will pursue my degree in International Business next year.”

She is of the opinion that pageantry and modelling requires the same that any sport does; being mentally and physically fit.

“You need to be ready to take on the challenge and challenge yourself to grow because with each pageant you will grow too.”

Her message to the many women and girls out there, is to take on any challenge with passion.

“You never know your potential unless you give yourself the opportunity. Never limit yourself to your town, go out there and set the bar high for yourself and most importantly, believe in yourself.”

Another finalist from the coast, is Andeline Wieland, Miss Continents 2017. The other finalists are Nuukelo Malima, Chanique Rabe, Zenobia Eises, Ashleigh Kleintjies, Rejoice Namupala, Zandri Scholtz, Leone van Jaarsveld, Johanna Nashandi, Koviao Kapose Katjerungu, Mathilde Daniel and Shasmida Eises.

Yana Haenisch represented Namibia in Poland at the Miss Supranational Pageant 2019, where she was crowned runner-up.

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