Miss Botswana

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Miss Botswana
Motto Beauty with A Purpose
Formation 1964
Type Beauty Pageant
Headquarters Gaborone
Miss World
Official language
Botswana Council of Women

The Miss Botswana is the national beauty pageant of Botswana founded in 1964 and whose winner represents Botswana at the Miss World pageant.


Botswana pageantry runs parallel with the history of the country. Even though there had been beauty contests conducted in various villages around the country in the early 1960s, the first Miss Botswana beauty contest was in 1967, conducted as part of Botswana independence celebrations.

At the time, it was determined that the colourful first beauty event was going to 'pick a perfect representative of the nation's modern womanhood. Theresa Rantao satisfactorily met those requirements. She became the winner of the Miss Botswana 1967. Earlier in 1964, Veronica Magosi of Lobatse won the Miss Bechuanaland crown. In 1965 the crown was won by Lydia Tiyo.[1]

Botswana made its debut at Miss World in 1972. Traditionally, the winner of Miss Botswana represents the country at Miss World. Botswana Council of Women is currently in charge for the organization of the contest.


Itseng Kgomotso, Miss Botswana 2007.
Malebogo Marumogae, Miss Botswana 2006.
Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
Year Miss Botswana Placement Special Awards
1964 Veronica Magosi Unplaced
1965 Lydia Tiyo Unplaced
1967 Theresa Rantao Unplaced
1968 Veronica Gaosi Unplaced
1969 Seanokeng Moranyane Unplaced
1970 Lilian Taunyane Unplaced
1971 Beauty Seloiso Unplaced
1972 Agnes Letshebe Unplaced
1973 Priscilla Molefè Unplaced
1974 Rosemary Molethi Unplaced
1975 Lucy Mosinyi Unplaced
1976 Ida Mpatane Unplaced
1978 Thespho Chape Unplaced
1979 Doris Mogale Unplaced
1980 Kefilwe Maribe Unplaced
1981 Shalike Kgalaeng Unplaced
1982 Peggy Lebum Unplaced
1983 Dineo Ratsatsi Unplaced
1984 Stella Podile Unplaced
1985 Keanole Radimo Unplaced
1986 Boitumelo Matlapeng Unplaced
1987 Tuduetso Tselayakgosi Unplaced
1988 Grace Mafoko Unplaced
1989 Natasha April Unplaced
1990 Malebogo Kgotso Unplaced
1991 Shale Ntsima Unplaced
1992 Boitumelo Ramponye Unplaced
1993 Mpho Lekoko Unplaced
1994 Hazel Kutlo Mmopi Unplaced
1995 Joyce Manase Unplaced
1996 Monica Semolekae Unplaced
1997 Mpule Kwelagobe Unplaced
1998 Earthen Mbulawa Unplaced
1999 Alimah Isaacs Unplaced
2000 Punah Serati Unplaced
2001 Masego Sebedi Unplaced
2002 Lomaswati Dlamini Unplaced
2003 Boingotlo Motlalakgosi Unplaced
2004 Judy Peacock Unplaced
2005 Lorato Tebogo Unplaced
2006 Malebogo Marumoagae Unplaced
2007 Itseng Kgomotso Unplaced
2009 Sumaiyah Marope Unplaced
2010 Emma Wareus[2] 1st Runner-up Queen of Africa
2011 Karabo Sampson Unplaced
2012 Tapiwa Anna-Marie Preston Unplaced
2013 Rosemary Keofitlhetse Unplaced


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