Meet the African Powerhouses of Miss Universe 2021

20 Oct 2021 | Camilla Suarez

As the biggest beauty pageant is back again with the 70th edition i.e., Miss Universe 2021, many countries have already appointed and crowned their representative for this year’s edition as the pageant is about to get bigger. As all the regions gear up to put their best foot forward, Africa is definitely her for the win with some very strong delegations this year.

So, without any further ado, here are the African Powerhouses of Miss Universe 2021-

Miss Universe Ghana 2021 Naa Morkor Commodore

Naa Morkor Commodore was crowned as Miss Universe Ghana 2021 on 13th October 2021. She succeeds Miss Universe Ghana 2020 Chelsea Tayui for the title. The 26-year-old is a professional model and entrepreneur. With a strong torso and built, she looks absolutely stunning strutting down the runway. Not new to pageantry, this beauty queen has competed and won several beauty competitions.

She was the second runner up at Miss Universe Ghana 2018, and also bagged the Miss Intercontinental Africa subtitle. She also competed in Miss Intercontinental 2016 in Sri Lanka. The Miss Universe Ghana organization reflected its hopes in a statement as they said, “To our new queen, may you be an inspiration that reflects true vision to every Ghanaian woman and every individual the world over.”



Miss Universe Namibia 2021 Chelsi Tashaleen Shikongo

Chelsi Shikongo was crowned as the new Miss Namibia 2021 on 5th June 2021 at the Windhoek Country Club Resort and Casino as she succeeded 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 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.



Miss South Africa 2021 Lalela Mswane

Even though, the organization has not yet announced where she will represent the country, but it will probably be the Miss Universe stage where the newly crowned Miss South Africa 2021 Lalela Mswane will represent South Africa. Hailing from Richards Bay in KwaZulu-Natal, 24 year-old Lalela currently resides in Pretoria. She is a model, dancer and a graduate with a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Pretoria.

She also founded the ‘Lalela Mswane Foundation’, an NGO that strives to empower the youth to soar beyond the boundaries that life has placed before them. The foundation envisions to empower young South Africans, particularly those stemming from parentless backgrounds, to soar beyond the boundaries life has placed before them by means of mentorship programs as well as equip them with the necessary tools to ensure that they succeed in their chosen paths.



All these divas are going strong into the 70th Miss Universe competition. There is no doubt that Africa is being incredibly represented well this year. Miss Universe 2021 will be the 70th Miss Universe pageant, to be held in December 2021 in Eilat, Israel. Andrea Meza of Mexico will crown her successor at the end of the event.