Selma Kamanya crowned Miss Namibia 2018

08 Jul 2018 | Irina Silva

Miss Namibia 2018 held its grand finale on 7th July 2018 where twelve beautiful divas fought for the national title. Miss Namibia 2017 Suné January crowned her successor Miss Namibia 2018 Selma Kamanya at the event finale.

21-year-old, Selma Kamanya is a headstrong girl, who will now be representing her country, Namibia, at the Miss Universe 2018 or Miss World 2018 pageant. She holds a diploma in economics and is currently a student. With no prior experience in pageantry, Selma wants to demonstrate precisely what Miss Namibia should stand for. According to her, "Miss Namibia is a prestigious title to hold. It sounds glamorous, but entails the exact opposite. Miss Namibia should be a figure who serves, evokes change and inspires, as well as being proactive about the betterment of the well-being of the people in the country, especially the marginalised and oppressed”.


Selma Kamanya crowned Miss Namibia 2018

Photo Credit: Miss Namibia Official

Selma was one of our favorite contestants at the competition. This diva heat up the competition with her charming frame and her winning attitude; she had already started working hard on her skills and was a strong contender for the title.

During the finale, Clarise van Der Vyver and Kabuba Namukokoba were adjudged the first and the second runners-up, while Alexis van der Merwe and Wilri van Taak made it to Top 5.

The twelve contestants competing for the title of Miss Namibia 2018 were Alexis van der Merwe, Anja Hough, Anna Shiweda, Christiana Gure, Clarise van der Vyver, Joanne, Kabuba Namukokoba, Rachel Grace Hashiyana, Selma Kamanya, Shonag Itula, Tessia Mutwamezi and Wilri Van Taak.

Namibia won its first and only Miss Universe crown in the year 1992 under the representation of Michelle McLean. However, the country is yet to win a Miss World crown.

Annually Miss Namibia Pageant celebrates beauty with a charitable cause by crowning one deserving young woman to carry the title of Miss Namibia. This title initiates a drive to bring charity to the less-privileged; to promote deserving social causes; to be an example of purposeful living to the young and to bring honour and pride to the nation as an Ambassador of Namibia.

What do you think of the newly crowned beauty?