The dream for two young inspired and passionate residents of Lepelle Nkumpi to put their area higher on the map has become a reality.
Two months ago, Lesley Phooko and Phoebe Kgomoesoana came with an idea to have an ambassador for the Lepelle Nkumpi area.
The duo initiated the Lepelle Nkumpi shut down. The event included the inaugural Miss Lepelle Nkumpi pageants
Hundreds of community members gathered at Lebowakgono Civic hall on 18 May 2019 to witness the grand finale of Miss Lepelle Nkumpi 2019. More than 20 beautiful finalists competed for the coveted crown.
After hours of parading and modelling in swimwear and evening dresses. Phomolo Aphane was chosen as the first ever Miss Lepelle Nkumpi.
“How I feel cannot be put into words, the feeling is amazing and exciting.
Being crowned the first Miss Lepelle Nkumpi 2019 is magical.
“It was a tough journey and challenging, but also full of beautiful memories. Knowing that being a queen comes with responsibilities, being a role model and a supporter to the LepelleNkumpi youth is what I’m looking forward to do,” said the newly crowned queen.
The event was graced by the likes of Mr Joel Legodi, who is a director for Arts & Culture, Sports in MEC Thandi Moraka’s office.
Miss Lepelle Nkumpi was proudly sponsored by Phooko World, SAMYF, Pamasa, Zaaii beauty & nail bar salon, Dress the dream foundation, I college, Tebzen Connect, Sekhukhune Times, Seabela Decorations and Golden Tradition.
Below are the winners for the pageants
Miss Lepelle Nkumpi 2019 Phomolo Aphane
1st Princess Rebotile Kgoahla
2nd Princess Rahab Legodi
Best Personality Lethabo Nkwagatse
Public choice winner Phuthi Rammutla