Miss Universe Botswana

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Miss Universe Botswana
MottoBeauty Meets Ambition
TypeBeauty pageant
Miss Universe
Official language
National Director
Safie Sekgwa

Miss Universe Botswana is a beauty pageant that was first held in 1999, with winner competing in the Miss Universe pageant. Miss Universe Botswana is not related to the Miss Botswana pageant.



The first ever Miss Universe Botswana pageant was held at the Grand Palm Hotel Casino Resort in the capital of Gaborone on the March 19, 1999.[1] In 1999 Mpule Kwelagobe became the 3rd woman from Africa who was crowned Miss Universe pageant. Between 2002 and 2003 the country did not participate in Miss Universe but in 2004 the country sent a winning title of Miss Universe Botswana to Ecuador, Miss Universe 2004.


In 2010 Mos Syde Worldwide Entertainment Group; an international entertainment and fashion company domiciled in Botswana took over the Miss Universe Botswana pageant after a six-year absence. Tirelo Ramasedi was crowned Miss Universe Botswana 2010 during an event held in Gaborone on July 11. She represented Botswana at Miss Universe 2010 in Las Vegas on August 23. The follow-up winners were Larona Kgabo (2011), Sheillah Molelekwa (2012), and Tsoane Macheng (2013). 2013 was the last time Botswana participated in Miss Universe.


Botswana aims to return to Miss Universe this year.



Boldface indicates winner of the Miss Universe

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Miss Universe Botswana Hometown Placement Special Awards Notes
1999 Mpule Kwelagobe Gaborone Miss Universe 1999 UN Ambassador, representing Botswana, previously competed at Miss World 1997
2000 Joyce Molemoeng Gaborone Unplaced Security Assurance Analyst
2001 Mataila Sikwane Gaborone Unplaced Founder of FARA Woman
2004 Icho Keolotswe Gaborone Unplaced
2010 Tirelo Ramasedi Gaborone Unplaced ICT Developer Community Officer at Botswana Innovation Hub
2011 Larona Kgabo Gaborone Unplaced Architect and MBA Candidate at Wits Business School 2016
2012 Sheillah Molelekwa Gaborone Unplaced Song Writer and Big Brother Africa (BBA)
2013 Tsaone Macheng Gaborone Unplaced The last winner who directed by Safie Sekgwa

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Miss Universe Botswana 1999". Miss Universe Botswana. Archived from the original on 2001-03-03. Retrieved 2008-05-13.
  2. ^ "Miss Universe Botswana 2019: lthe Miss Universe 1999 takes over the franchise". Queen of Universe. Retrieved 26 December 2018.

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