Local beauty queen, Goitsemodimo Jogwe (21) has scooped the ‘best body’ award at the recent ended Global Charity Queen pageant that saw over 46 countries partake. The award comes with a $500 cash prize enabling her to register for Miss Africa Calabar and Miss face of Signature. The female international pageant, which was held in Penghu, Taiwan focuses on creating a platform in promoting Taiwan’s booming tourism.
It is also an opportunity for women in different parts of the world to showcase not only their charm and charisma but also the inner beauty that radiates within their hearts through various charity works and events. Miss Africa Calabar is currently held by another Motswana in Gaseangwe Balopi (22) who won the second edition in 2017 scooping $35,000 and a Ford Edge Sport Utility Vehicle as her star prize.
“This year I got given an opportunity by veteran pageant organizer, Segolame Kudumedi and Awaited models to represent them, Botswana and Africa in a pageant at Global charity Queen that was held in Taiwan, Penghu. I made it to the Top 12 best talent and I ended in the Top 15 finalists. It was then also not a surprise when I got the best body award. I was the only one who made it to the Top 15 from Africa.”
The multi-talented aspiring fashion designer and businesswoman is a signed model with Just You model and artist management in South Africa and she aims to reach greater heights following in the footsteps of her role model, Kaone Kario. She believes after following Kario’s journey, it is now time to gradually reach her mettle.
“I look up to Kario, her focus since 2005 when she won the Face of Africa model search that opened avenues for her. I hope this award will also ignite sundry opportunities for my career and also my agency to catalyst the process,” she said.
Despite her short spell in the pageantry business since she started out in 2016, Jogwe has seen an impressive triumph and looks destined for bigger stages. “I started modeling in 2016 when I joined Miss World Super model and made it to top ten. That was the beginning so I started doing photo shoots with local international photographers and participated in fashion shows locally and internationally like the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in South Africa including also the Masa fashion show.”
PHOTO CREDIT; Franco Caruana