MOJABENG Senekal-Ndebele will be the first beauty queen from Lesotho to represent the country at the upcoming Mrs Universe Africa beauty pageant to be held in South Africa on July 1, 2023.
Dec. 19, 2022
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Former Miss NUL to contest for Mrs Universe Africa
, Former Miss NUL, Mojabeng Senekal-Ndebele
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This will be the third edition of the annual event, which was launched in 2021 by Miss South Africa 2010, Bokang Montjane-Tshabalala.
“I believe that we can go as far as our wildest dreams, and that is why I have always inserted myself in spaces where I could dream as big as I wished to,” said Senekal-Ndebele in an interview with Public Eye.
“My drive and passion for leading a life of inspiration continue to be inspired by younger generations of the Basotho nation. I want to be a constant reminder to them that you can become anything you want to be, as long as you educate yourself, put in the work, and stay consistent.”
Senekal- Ndebele further said: “We must each be proof that you can come from Lesotho, live in Lesotho, and be great.”
She is a former Miss National University of Lesotho (NUL) and Face of Lesotho.
She was awarded an International Humanitarian accolade at the Face of Beauty International in Taipei, Taiwan in 2015 against contestants from 62 countries.
The Butha-Buthe-born beauty queen was the fourth runner-up at Miss Africa 2017 pageant.
She is currently the Face of Eternity Sanitary Pads SA and the Face of Africa’s Largest Shopping Network, Table Charm Direct.
Senekal- Ndebele is regularly engaged as a pageant judge in beauty competitions across Gauteng and Free State, in South Africa, and Lesotho.
She is also a professional event host and manager.
Over the years, she hosted events for organisations like the World Bank Group, Rise International, and the Miss Lesotho pageant amongst others.
Senekal- Ndebele was in the cast of a 2012 South African movie, Losing Lerato, which won 11 international movie awards.
Apart from being a beauty queen and model, Ndebele is also a Public Health Professional with a Master’s degree in Public Health.
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She leads a Mental Health Awareness Programme with the aim of opening platforms for uncomfortable conversations on Mental Health issues and bringing awareness to the different illnesses within Mental Health.
Senekal-Ndebele is also a commercial model who has worked in Lesotho and South Africa as the face, ambassador, representative, and partner of brands such as L’Oreal Paris, Lindt, DSTV Delicious, Dunns Clothing, Women for Change SA, amongst others.
The Mrs Universe Africa beauty pageant was launched two years ago with the main aim of empowering young women.