Chelsi Tashaleen Shikongo crowned Miss Namibia 2021

07 Jun 2021 | Angelique Reyes

The organization of Miss Namibia hosted the coronation for Miss Namibia 2021 on 5th June 2021 at the Windhoek Country Club Resort and Casino where Chelsi Tashaleen Shikongo was crowned as the new Miss Namibia 2021 at the end of the event finale. Chelsi succeeds Miss Namibia 2019 Nadja Breytenbach for the title.

Hailing from Walvis Bay, Chelsi is 23-years-old and is the founder of ‘I Can Say No’, an empowerment campaign that promotes inclusive education. She works as a professional model, comedian, and activist. She is excited about taking over the crown duties as the new queen. The organization is yet to announce whether Chelsi will represent Namibia at Miss World 2021 or Miss Universe 2021.



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Miss Namibia 2021 Chelsi Tashaleen Shikongo’s court includes:

First runner-up: Annerie Maré

Second runner-up: Michelle Mukuve

The beauty queen is passionate about beauty pageants and believes that with the platform given to her, she can make a significant impact on the society and is positive about her cause. She is the oldest of 6 siblings and is also running a campaign for her fifteen-year-old sister who is suffering from tuberculosis. She speaks Afrikaans and English. She also studied Portuguese and German.

Chelsi started her career as a beauty model with LC’s Models in 2010, and in 2011 she left school and started working as a freelance model. The diva attended Kuisebmond Secondary School in Walvis Bay between 2010 to 2014 and 2013, she auditioned for the Trustco Star Performer talent competition and made it to boot camp for models where she was first introduced to Boss Models Agency but failed to make it to the final part of the competition due to her examinations.



The beauty queen’s "I Can Say No" campaign was started in 2015 which promotes abstinence to minimize the rate of teenage pregnancies and prevent unwanted pregnancies through effective communication programs in Namibia. She would also like to teach Namibians about the importance of nutrition, raise awareness about food and help alleviate poverty.

"I have celiac disease and am lactose intolerant. These conditions have changed my perception of food. Understanding these conditions has positively affected my body image and mental health. I would like to empower our people to understand the importance of correct nutrition because the relationship we have with food affects our body image and mental health, "she said.

Chelsi is strong, confident, and hopeful that she will perform her best in the competition and make Namibia proud. She has started to prepare herself for the competition and is positive about the probable future.

Congratulations queen!