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A grand show: Pageant seeks to empower and uplift

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Grandeur was the order of the day when the Unamandla Isagoentle Foundation NPO hosted its second annual “Mr and Miss Goddess Supreme” event at the Flamingo Casino in Kimberley.

Miss Goddess Supreme Ultimate Grand Winner 2023/24, Lesedilarona Bogacwi. Picture: Supplied

GRANDEUR was the order of the day when the Unamandla Isagoentle Foundation NPO hosted its second annual “Mr and Miss Goddess Supreme” event at the Flamingo Casino in Kimberley.

The occasion witnessed an impressive turnout, featuring more than 90 participants competing across diverse categories.

The crowning achievement of the evening was, however, the heart-warming collection of 520 pairs of school shoes to be donated to underprivileged children.

This thoughtful and impactful initiative underscores the Unamandla Isagoentle Foundation’s socially responsible approach to philanthropy, recognising the significance of addressing foundational requirements for children to pursue their education with dignity and comfort.

The event not only celebrated achievements in various categories but also symbolised a collective effort to empower and uplift the lives of those in need.

Lesedilarona Bogacwi, a 14-year-old Grade 9 learner at Kimberley Girls’ High School, was crowned Miss Goddess Supreme Ultimate Grand Winner 2023/24.

Bogacwi walked away with a prize package that included R5 000, school bursary assistance and a photography voucher from Louis Botha Photography valued at R2 000, among others.

Bogacwi’s aspirations extend beyond her modelling success. She plans to pursue a career in agricultural science with the goal of becoming a farmer after completing her studies.

Her involvement in modelling is fuelled by a desire to empower young women and foster a vision of strength and unity.

She proudly advocates for environmental sustainability, recognising the urgent need to address climate change and pollution that threaten the planet’s well-being.

Passionate about creating a more sustainable environment for future generations, Bogacwi emphasises the collective responsibility for our planet. She believes that by working together, a positive impact on the environment can be achieved.

Bogacwi also expressed gratitude for the opportunity and said that her recent crowning marked a significant achievement for her. As an ambitious young lady eager to learn, she sees this achievement as a chance to empower others and acquire valuable leadership skills.

The crown, which is her first major accomplishment, holds deep personal significance.

Overwhelmed with emotion on the big stage, she thanked her Creator and expressed her profound happiness, feeling that her hard work had been answered with this remarkable achievement.

As the overall supreme winner, Bogacwi assumes the role of ambassador for the foundation, actively raising awareness and encouraging her peers in schools.

The NPO focuses on changing behaviours in schools under the banner of a positive mindset for a positive future.

Other notable category winners included Busisiwe Assegaai who was crowned Mrs Plus; Jaydin Bridges, the overall category winner in the 20-plus age group; Eurith Gaborone, the overall category winner in the 17-19 age group; Khanyisile Jansen, the overall category winner in the 15-16 age group; Moruo Botsime, the overall category winner in the 11-12 age group; Letlotlo Mokhokhe, the overall category winner in the 9-10 age group; Nthabeleng Nonkasa, the overall category winner in the 7-8 age group; Kamogelo Maseko, the overall category winner in the 5-6 age group; and Diana Roro, the overall category winner in the 0-4 age group.

Under the Mr category, Casner Klein walked away as the overall Senior winner while Christopher Louw was crowned the Junior overall winner.

Kylo Veldsman walked away with the Tiny overall crown.

The Mrs category winners. Picture: Supplied
Busisiwe Assegaai, the overall Mrs category winner. Picture: Supplied
Jaydin Bridges, the winner of the 20- plus category. Picture: Supplied
Eurith Gaborone, the 17-19 age group winner. Picture: Supplied
Khanyisile Jansen, the 15-16 age group winner. Picture: Supplied
Moruo Botsime, the 11-12 age group winner. Picture: Supplied
Letlotlo Mokhokhe, the 9-10 age group winner. Picture: Supplied
Nthabeleng Nonkasa, the 7-8 age group winner. Picture: Supplied
Kamogelo Maseko, the 5-6 age group winner. Picture: Supplied
Diana Roro, the 0-4 age group winner. Picture: Supplied
The Senior Boys category winners. Picture: Supplied
Casner Klein, the Senior Boys overall winner. Picture: Supplied
Kylo Veldsman, the Tiny Boys overall winner. Picture: Supplied

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