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Scores roll in for Mr and Miss Culture Lesotho

One of the contestants of the beauty pageant Precious Tjabane of Mafeteng

March 30, 2021 2 min read

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LERIBE – Over 50 contestants have registered to compete in the 2020 edition of the Mr and Miss Culture Lesotho beauty pageant scheduled for March 26, 2022, with registration closing on Tuesday.

The competition is defined as an indigenous contest that prioritises cultural heritage and tourism development in as much as it recognises physical beauty with the contestants expected to excel in all these aspects.

Only Lesotho citizens - males and females of all sizes, shapes and heights within the age bracket of 18 and 26 are eligible to participate in the event that is worth a total of M52 500 in cash prizes to be won between August 2021 and March 2022.

By Monday, a total of 36 females and 19 males had already submitted their profiles as part of registration prerequisites.  “Amongst the numbers are 17 previous contestants who have re-entered the contest. Organisers have also established a reality TV show to broadcast preparations for the event and the programme will be effective from August 1.

“Conditions and steps to be followed were posted on the competition’s Facebook page,” noted Aubrey Silinyana of the Film Sector Groundbreakers Lesotho – the licensed managers of the contest.

Silinyana said the current call for registration is for a competition that will be held as a physical event with strict observation of the COVID-19 safety protocols.

The annual event that normally runs during the King Moshoeshoe Film Festival in March was last held in 2018 in Leribe.

Last year’s version of the prestigious festival was suspended when the raging COVID-19 pandemic broke out.

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The winners – Mr and Miss Culture Lesotho will walk away M12 000 richer each, the two runners up will each pocket M6 000 with the third place winners each receiving M3 000.

Silinyana said this was a significant improvement from the 2018 edition in which the winner Reatile Molefe, took home cash prize worth M5 000. This was before the male contestants were added to the show.

Among the current entrants is Miss Local Popularity Plus Size Lesotho 2020/2021 - Mpho Molikoe, who has previously competed in pageants such as the Miss Maseru, Miss Glamorous Lesotho and Miss Spring Plus Size Lesotho among others.


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