Tiisetso is Miss Lesotho 2021



MASERU – Tiisetso Seliane was last Saturday crowned Miss Lesotho 2021 at a beauty pageant held at the ‘Manthabiseng Convention Centre, in Maseru, walking away with M10 000 in prize money – outperforming 10 other beauties to claim the coveted title. Poelano Mothisi was chosen the 1st Runner-up and the Rapelang Ntsane 2nd Runner-up. The Miss Lesotho pageant winner goes on to represent the country in the run for the sought-after international Miss World crown.

This was the pageant’s the ninth coronation in the annual event aimed at  educating  the youth on life skills, promoting local talent while also introducing an aggressive presence in different leisure activities in the country.

Miss Lesotho walked away with, among others, the coveted title, custom design crown by Manoni, M10 000 cash prize, Lioness by Mojabeng Ndebele (handmade leather bag from Ndebele Leatherworks), vouchers from Mami intimates, a Hamper from Pabala Cosmetics, a DSTV explorer +1 month subscription from Pere DSTV Beauty Products.

The First and second runner up also received hampers and vouchers from same beauty outlet, and HD decoders. The National Director Head Organizers of Miss Lesotho pageant, Molulela Monyane, said their her biggest challenge has been planning in and around a pandemic.

She said they never know if continuing pageant is the right decision, that they were never too sure on whether things are getting better or worse. “It made planning very hard because a lot of people were uncertain and it made it hard to have some commit. But she was honestly led by faith that her team and she would pull it off

“In terms of audience we expected a lot less than we had initially wanted. In an ideal world, we would have worked to fill up Convention Centre, which accommodates between 500 and 600 seated people, but due to Covid pandemic, we limited the capacity to 250max – this being the total amount including our finalists and crew. Our aim was to enable easy movement within whole event space to ensure social distance,” she said.

“To be quite honest, I am glad that my first Miss Lesotho turned out the way it did. It was a manageable audience and from that size alone we have picked up some…flaws on our end and we noted points for improvement.”

The Miss Lesotho beauty pageant, which is an annual event, was last year suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Miss Lesotho was founded in the 1970s and had been staged multiple years since then. It has been annual event hosted consistently beginning 2010. Seliane of Hlotse, Leribe who pocketed M10 000 at the competition has promised to make the best out of her shot at the Miss World crown.

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