The grand event that will pit a bevy of 11 local beauties who will battle it out for a prize of M10 000, is scheduled for May 29 at the ’Manthabiseng Convention Centre.
The overall winner of the competition has a chance to compete in the Miss World beauty pageant in December.
The 70th edition of the Miss World competition will be held on December 16 at the Coca-Cola Music Hall in San Juan, the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico.
In 2020, the Beauty Pageants Association of Lesotho (BPAL) handed over the Miss Lesotho franchise to former model, Molulela Monyake, who will be hosting the event going forward.
BPAL had opened to the public, the possibility to purchase the Miss Lesotho franchise.
This means that the successful candidate will be responsible to organise the Miss Lesotho 2021 beauty contest and take over all the roles of sending the winner to the Miss World beauty pageant.
Limited tickets for the Miss Lesotho 2021 started selling from April 22, according to the organiser who also showed that tickets can be purchased from numerous outlets including at shopping malls in Maseru.
“VIP tickets selling at R300 include cocktails, food, a welcome drink and priority seating services. A general ticket costs M120. Space is limited so as to abide by the COVID-19 health protocols,” Monyake told Metro.
The last edition of the event was held at the Avani Maseru Hotel on March 2019 and Palesa Makara was crowned the winner against 11 other contestants.
Refiloe ‘Fifi’ Pitso was crowned the first princess with Michelle Dyamdeki as the second princess.
The Miss Lesotho beauty contest was established in 1978 and Joan Libuseng Khoali was crowned the first winner.
She competed in the Miss Universe beauty pageant later that year in Mexico.