Miss Botswana

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Miss Botswana Organization
TypeBeauty pageant
Miss World
Miss Supranational
Official language
Botswana Council of Women

Miss Botswana is a national Beauty pageant in Botswana.


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.[1]

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.[2]

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.
Year Miss Botswana
1962 Serwalo Gaseitsewe
1964 Veronica Magosi
1965 Lydia Tiyo
1967 Theresa Rantao
1968 Veronica Gaosi
1969 Seanokeng Moranyane
1970 Lilian Taunyane
1971 Beauty Seloiso
1972 Agnes Letshebe
1973 Priscilla Molefè
1974 Rosemary Molefi
1975 Lucy Mosinyi
1976 Ida Mpatane
1978 Tshepho Chape
1979 Doris Magula
1980 Kefilwe Maribe
1981 Shalike Kgalaeng
1982 Peggy Lebum
1983 Dineo Ratsatsi
1984 Stella Podile
1985 Keanole Radimo
1986 Boitumelo Matlapeng
1987 Tuduetso Tselayakgosi
1988 Grace Mafoko
1989 Natasha April
1990 Malebogo Kgotso
1991 Shale Ntsima
1992 Boitumelo Ramponye
1993 Mpho Lekoko
1994 Hazel Kutlo Mmopi
1995 Joyce Manase
1996 Monica Semolekae
1997 Mpule Kwelagobe
1998 Earthen Mbulawa
1999 Alimah Isaacs
2000 Punah Serati
2001 Masego Sebedi
2002 Lomaswati Dlamini
2003 Boingotlo Motlalakgosi
2004 Judy Peacock
2005 Lorato Tebogo
2006 Malebogo Marumoagae
2007 Itseng Kgomotso
2009 Sumaiyah Marope
2010 Emma Wareus[3]
2011 Karabo Sampson
2012 Tapiwa Anna-Marie Preston
2013 Rosemary Keofitlhetse
2015 Seneo Mabengano
2016 Thata Kenosi
2017 Nicole Gaelebale
2018 Moitshepi Elias
2019 Oweditse Gofaone Phirinyane
2021 Palesa Molefe
2022 Lesego Chombo

Botswana at International pageants

Miss World Botswana

  •   : Declared as Winner
  •   : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •   : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •   : Ended as special awards winner
Miss Botswana has started to send a Winner to Miss World. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.
Year Miss World Botswana Placement at Miss World Special Awards
2023 Lesego Chombo[4] TBA TBA
2022 Palesa Molefe Top 40
Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, no pageant between 2020 and 2021
2019 Oweditse Gofaone Phirinyane Unplaced
2018 Moitshepi Elias Unplaced
2017 Nicole Lisa Gaelebale Top 40
2016 Thata Kenosi Unplaced
2015 Seneo Paige Bambino Mabengano Unplaced
2014 Did not compete
2013 Rosemary Keofitlhetse Unplaced
2012 Tapiwa Anna-Marie Preston Unplaced
2011 Karabo Sampson Top 20
2010 Emma Wareus 1st Runner-up
  • Miss World Africa
2009 Sumaiyah Pandor Marope Unplaced
2008 Itseng Kgomotso Unplaced
2007 Malebogo Marumoagae Unplaced
2006 Lorato Pearl Tebogo Unplaced
2005 Tshegofatso Abigail Tumisang Robi Unplaced
2004 Juby Peacock Unplaced
2003 Boingotlo Motlalekgosi Unplaced
2002 Lomaswati Dlamini Unplaced
2001 Masego Sebedi Unplaced
2000 Puna Keleabetswe Serati Unplaced
1999 Alimah Isaacs Unplaced
1998 Earthern Pinkinyana Mbulawa Unplaced
1997 Mpule Kwelagobe Unplaced
1996 Joyce Manase Unplaced
1995 Monica Somolekae Unplaced
1994 Hazel Kutlo Mmopi Unplaced
Did not compete between 1975—1993
1974 Rosemary Moleti Unplaced
1973 Priscilla Molefe Unplaced
1972 Agnes Motswere Letsebe Unplaced

Miss Supranational Botswana

  •   : Declared as Winner
  •   : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •   : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •   : Ended as special awards winner
Year Miss Supranational Botswana Placement at Miss Supranational Special Awards
2024 TBA TBA
2023 Dabilo Moses[5] Top 24 Top 29 at Miss Talent

See also


  1. ^ "'Miss Botswana queens lack premium beauty appealing to Miss World judges'". Weekend Post. 2020-01-13. Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  2. ^ "Botswana Pageantry". Retrieved 2017-09-16.
  3. ^ "Miss World 2010". Miss World 2010. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Lesego Chombo wins Miss Botswana 2022 - Gambakwe Media". gambakwe.com. 2022-10-22.
  5. ^ "Dabilo Moses is your Miss Supranational Botswana 2023".

External links

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