MASERU – Miss Spring held its 5th Coronation on Saturday in an event held at the Victory Hall, in Maseru, where 31 beauties battled in three categories. The categories were Miss Spring, Miss Spring Teen and Miss Spring Plus size. There were three titles in each category Queen, 1st Princess and 2nd Princess. Thato Ntlou scooped the Miss Spring title, Relebohile Motaung, was 1st Princess while, Keketso Jobo, emerged the 2nd Princess.
Basetsana Mohomane won the Miss Spring Teen contest, Mpho Mofilikoane, was 1st Princess while, Boithatelo Lepota, walked away the 2nd Princess title. Miss Spring Plus Size Limpho Sehalahala, ‘Mamphilipi Mohloai, 1st Princess and Lineo Mohlokoa. “We managed to put together a very prestigious and classy event without a working budget, we had some of the best artists in the country from MCT entertainment, the likes of Morena Sway, Mmateng and Omali Themba, we had a challenge with budget but somehow we managed to go through, we had sponsorship from lion tribe gym and long rich reach beauty hampers,” said Monare Rannyane Jr, the marketing president and coordinator for Miss Spring Lesotho.
The judging comprised of Tšepang Lekhoaba, Mr Best Model 2018, Lerato Pitso Miss Spring 1st Runner-up 2019, Letsatsi Lekhooa Computer scientist, Leteketa Leteketa, LGBTQi activist, Napo actress and LGBTQi activist and Rorisang Babeli Miss Universe Diversity Lesotho 2020. This was supposed to be the 6th edition but due to Covid-19 restrictions they had to cancel the whole event.
“We most definitely want to promote more of our objectives to gain more sponsors and partners from some NGOs and governmental sectors in order to reach our target,” Rannyane told Life&Style. “Saturday was a great experience, it felt like I am on some big stage in some big country, I loved the feeling, I did not have much competition which sort of boosted my confidence.
Being Miss Spring plus size 2021 feels amazing, I am about to walk in the footsteps of someone great someone I look up to in this industry-Sebabatso Litlali and I couldn’t be happier,” said Miss Spring Plus Size Limpho.
“I am grateful and I cannot really explain my feelings right now I am just so happy. I do not have a word to explain how I feel, is just an overwhelming happiness and experience. My aspiration is to bring hope to young girls, I am looking at teenage mums and want to motivate them into believing that having a child should not be an obstacle to them, instead it should motivate them into striving for excellence,” said Miss Spring Thato.
“Being the crowned Miss Spring Teen made me feel proud about myself it has also uplifted my spirit of leadership for it was shattered, this title made me realise that anything in life is possible as long as hard work and believe is involved, the event also taught me that beauty pageants are not just for walks and appearances but also require intelligence and a lot of concentration,” said Basetsana.