Empowering women of all sizes

Founded last year, this year’s beauty pageant for plus size women, aims to eliminate body-shaming.

12 May 2019 | Events

“It is imperative to educate, emancipate and uplift women.” Margo Rusky, Founder

Windhoek • Yolanda Nel



The top 12 have been announced and the organisers are preparing for the finale in the 2019 Miss Plus Size Namibia (MPSN) pageant.

This beauty pageant was founded in 2018 and according to Margo Rusky, events like this iare important. “We are paying more attention to sizes common in Africa rather than copying the European way because plus size women are more common in Africa,” she said.

Another reason for the pageant is to do away with body-shaming and the associated psychological effects in our society through the celebration of body diversity and promotion of a healthy lifestyle.

The theme for this year’s event is women empowerment. “It is imperative to educate, emancipate and uplift women in order to develop the economy,” she says.

The team intends to achieve this by equipping the 12 contestants with the tools necessary to inspire self-love, build confidence and stimulate mental activity while cultivating the interpersonal skills required to bring about personal, social and economic growth.

Style and grace

“This year’s winner will be elegant, well-versed and graceful, someone capable of breeding self-confidence in others, with the ability to inspire people to work together as a team to stretch for common objectives,” Margo says.

MPSN also gives back to the community. “The winner will be involved in visiting schools, hospitals, the homeless and disabled. It will be her duty to motivate them about life and education.”

Two schools were chosen to form part of the pageant, where they will prepare winter packages and sanitary pads for the girls. The beneficiaries are Dr Frans Aupa Indongo Primary School and Mururani Combined School.

The crowning ceremony takes place at the Kovambo Hall at the Khomas Regional Council on 22 June. Guests will be entertained while contestants showcase their talents and give insight into who they are, their values and what their interests are.

Tickets are available at Pick n Pay stores at N$300 or N$500 for VIP tickets. For more information, contact Margo at [email protected]

Similar News

 

Showcase your culture

2 weeks ago - 12 May 2019 | Events

Yolanda Nel If you have been waiting for an event to showcase your unique Namibian product or service, then the Windhoek Annual Cultural Festival (WACF)...

Get your bonnet up!

2 weeks ago - 12 May 2019 | Events

Next weekend motor enthusiasts again have the chance to come and have a look at what old timers have under their hoods. On Saturday 18...

Camp and learn with ISAP

4 weeks ago - 28 April 2019 | Events

Yolanda Nel With the many uses of trap cameras, the Intelligence Support Against Poaching (ISAP) is hosting a competition and the public is invited to...

NAMAs on the go

4 weeks ago - 28 April 2019 | Events

Swakopmund • Adolf Kaure MTC recently held an information session for musicians at the coast to shed light on the 2019 edition of the...

Staalperde in die wilde weste

1 month - 15 April 2019 | Events

Windhoek • Yolanda Nel Van 3 tot 5 Mei behoort die baan aan motorfietsentoesiaste, met die twee-jaarlikse Olifant-wedren op Gobabis wat 'n groot makietie beloof.“Die...

Beauty expo around the corner

1 month - 07 April 2019 | Events

Windhoek • Yolanda Nel The countdown has begun for the doors to open for the second Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle Expo (BFLE) taking place in...

Embracing womanhood through sisterhood

1 month - 31 March 2019 | Events

Hold onto your hats, ladies! The first ever Slut Shame Walk takes place in Windhoek on Saturday (6 April), starting at the Ausspannplatz Circle at...

Kom kuier saam

1 month - 31 March 2019 | Events

Yolanda NelDis pret en plesier, dis tyd vir spring en baljaar. Dis basaartyd die ­naweek by NG kerk ­Pionierspark en as jy dit misloop, mis...

'n Fees van eg Namibies

2 months ago - 17 March 2019 | Events

Windhoek • Yolanda NelVeertien eg Namibiese besighede het die geleentheid aangegryp om by Wernhil Park-inkoopsentrum se eerste Made in Namibia-ekspo uit te stal.Die handelskou loop...

Dis 'n bielie van 'n braaifees

2 months ago - 10 March 2019 | Events

Pret en plesier wag op 29 en 30 Maart vir braaivleis-aanhangers, wanneer die Kaizerstraat Boerevereniging die NLU Agribraai by die Hage Geingob-stadion aanbied.Volgens die organiseerders...

Latest News

Een man se roeping om...

15 hours ago | Social Issues

Yolanda Nel Ongeag die uitdagings wat een man self in die gesig staar, het hy besluit dat wanneer God praat, dan bly jy steeds gehoorsaam...

Red die borste

15 hours ago | Health

Windhoek • Yolanda Nel Hierdie entrepreneur wil graag in sy gemeenskap terugploeg en dus het hy besluit om geld in te samel om bystand te...

Ontbyt saam vir boere

15 hours ago | Disasters

Windhoek • Yolanda Nel Wanneer ons eet, dink ons selde aan hoe die eier, melk of spek op ons bord beland het. Die meeste...

Erongo shudders under weight of...

15 hours ago | Disasters

Swakopmund • Leandrea LouwAlmost 13 000 bags of maize meal were distributed to households in the Karibib and Daures constituencies between November 2018 to March...

Graduate shares her story

15 hours ago | People

Walvis Bay • Leandrea LouwChloé Paulse (25), a graduate of the University of Namibia (Unam) medical school, grew up in the salty and dusty streets...

International recognition for Sun Cyles

15 hours ago | Environment

Windhoek • Yolanda Nel The co-founder of Namibia's own Sun Cycles was awarded the National Energy Globe Award during SACREEE's first industrial energy efficiency conference...

Plans to place water along...

15 hours ago | Disasters

//Ai-/Ais • Erwin Leuschner The popular Fish River hiking trail in southern Namibia is threatened with closure at the end of the month due to...

The world can be your...

15 hours ago | Education

The international vlogging competition Faces2Hearts is a competition organised by the European Union that aims to finding 20 young vloggers to take part in a...

Books and more for Nicolas...

15 hours ago | Education

The Nicolas Witbooi Memorial School along with the Omuthitu Combined School last week received textbooks and teacher's guides thanks to a generous donation by the...

Load More