. . . as beauty queen crowned Miss Personality at continental pageant
BEAUTY queen, Mojabeng Senekal, was crowned Miss Personality 2017 at the Miss Africa Continent 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday night.
Senekal finished fourth out of 13 contestants in the main competition that was won by Guinea’s Asmaou Diallo.
The Butha Buthe-born beauty this week told the Weekender that she felt honoured by the recognition.
“Being crowned Miss Personality means that since day one my bubbly and loving personality has been exposed until it even showed on stage,” Senekal said, adding, “This is the third time since 2014 that I have been recognised for my personality and I’m humbled.
“I believed I deserved to be in the top three because I was just as good but I think their height gave them advantage over me.
“I am happy I went to Miss Africa because I have learnt so much about myself as well as other African countries. Making it to the top six finalists proved that my presence was felt and that I managed to raise the national flag.
“It was also wonderful having my parents in the crowd. I could see the pride on their faces while I was on stage and that meant the world to me. I also developed relations with other beauty queens,” she said.
She said she would pursue a master’s degree in public health before joining Doctors Without Borders in their various humanitarian projects. She holds a BSc in Environmental Health degree from the National University of Lesotho.
Senekal has several accolades under her belt which include the Face of Lesotho 2015, Miss Personality 2014, Miss Royalty 2014 and Miss NUL 2015 and the Charity Award at the Face of Beauty International 2015 in October last year in Taipei, Taiwan. She was also a runner-up at the Face of KO 2014 pageant.
She said she would compete in the Mrs World pageant once ties the knot.
For now she is firmly focused on modelling and fitness training.
“I work as a fulltime model for T-shirt City and I am also working on a Primary Health Care project for disadvantaged countries in Africa,” she said.