Mosito wins Miss Liberty 2015 pageant
SEVENTEEN-YEAR old stunner, Karabelo Mosito, strutted her stuff to victory during the Miss Liberty 2015 pageant held at Maseru Preparatory School Hall on
The International Baccalaureate first-year student at Machabeng College oozed confidence as she cat walked and eloquently responded to the questions posed by judges. Mosito won the sash and tiara at the expense of eight other contestants, with Katherine Phamotse (16) and Mosae Peo (15) clinching the first and second princess titles respectively.
Speaking to the Weekender after the pageant, the elated Mosito said winning the title was a pleasant surprise since it was the first pageant she had participated in.
“I always had an interest in pageants and watched them from time to time,” she said.
“But I never had the courage to compete in one until Molulela Monyake came up with the Miss Liberty contest and coached us on how to conduct ourselves in pageants.
“I entered this pageant just to try it out and see how far I would go and, to my surprise, I won. I still don’t know what gave me the edge over these beautiful girls since I was just being myself and did what I had been trained to do.”
Going forward, Mosito said she intends to take a “hands on” approach to engaging in charitable and social responsibility activities.
“I plan on helping the less fortunate since it is one of the responsibilities of a beauty queen and something I enjoy doing,” she said.
Winning the title, Mosito noted, was just the beginning of her pageantry journey, adding that she has already set her sights on the Miss Lesotho and Miss World titles.
The crowd was entertained by rappers, Jiji F and T-Mech, who belted out their popular tracks such as Papa Ka Lebese. However, Juvy was forced to cut short his performance which was marred by technical glitches.
Miss Liberty 2015 was the brainchild of Miss Lesotho Second Princess Molulela Monyake with the aim to raise funds for her participation in the upcoming Miss Tourism World in in Dushanbe, Tajikistan in November. It was also premised on the need to motivate beauty queens to strive for freedom.
Lack of sponsorship has been the bane of the pageantry sector despite its acknowledged role in promoting the tourism industry among other benefits.
Monyake, who won the Miss Africa Crown International 2013 title in Sweden, needs M30 000 for the Tajikistan trip. However, she only managed to raise M2 518.50 on Saturday, saying she would try other means of getting sponsorship.