From the streets of Mabeskraal to being crowned Queen of the Globe!
Johannesburg, South Africa – A young South African has won the title of “Miss Teen Queen of Globe” pageant for 2019!
Kealeboga Matsafu travelled to Thailand to take part in the pageant but never expected the win!
The 17-year-old from Mabeskraal in the North-West was scouted for the international competition after making the top 10 in Miss Teenager South Africa.
“It still feels unreal! It’s like a dream. But I’m happy I did win. I competed against countless beautiful queens in my category. It was so tough that I didn’t expect a win! Not that I doubted myself, but it came as a shock to me to hear “South Africa!” being announced the winner, for a moment I even forgot my name when it got called for me to get onstage,” Matsafu explains.
The “Miss Teen Queen of Globe” is an International pageant formed in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho in 2013 for girls and boys, with the grand finale being held in Thailand.
The Miss Queen of the Globe International is the brainchild of pageant organiser, Limakatso Makutle, and features 35 contestants in the three categories of Little Miss Queen of the Globe (ages 4 to 12), Miss Teen (13 to 17) and Miss Queen of the Globe (18 to 28). Contestants gather from India, Panama, Brazil, Nigeria, Cameroon, Sudan, Liberia, Ghana, South Africa and the host nation, Lesotho.
Her roles and responsibilities after winning will see her incorporating her duties as a founder and director of the Rare Seeds Foundation, and she will continue to make positive changes through the power of education, school visits, charity fundraisers, and orphanage visits.
When asked what she has learnt along the way, the young South African explains that being humble and kind goes a long way.
“It’s a competition however you shouldn’t be arrogant and rude towards others simply because you’re competing, you’re not rivals, and you should build sisterhoods. The second lesson would also be that no matter how hard the journey seems, pray and keep calm, you can do it!”