Miss Venda Look of the Year 2019 winner Rose Fulufhelo Ramuedi with the founder of the pageant, Milky Takalani Ramarumo. Photo supplied.
Rose Fulufhelo Ramuedi was chosen as Miss Venda Look of the Year 2019, with Matamela Netshandama as first princess, Thamathama Ratshili as second princess and Fiona Libunyu as Miss Personality.
The crowning took place at Thohoyandou Arts and Culture Centre a fortnight ago.
A blissful Ramuedi said that she felt extremely excited, “though it still feels like a dream”.
The 25-year-old from Ha-Tshisele outside Thohoyandou said that it was a great opportunity to participate in the pageant as it uplifted her modelling career. "I really enjoy being on stage. The pageant boosted my confidence," she added.
She received R1 500 cash, a sash, a crown, a gift bag and flowers. Netshandama and Ratshili received R1 000 and R800 respectively.
In the pre-teen category, Muvhusi Matshaya was crowned the queen, with Murangi Todani as first princess and Dakalo Rambuwani as second princess. Matshaya received R700, Todani R550 and Rambuwani R450.
In the teen category, Thovhedzo Netshimbilombilo was crowned the queen, with Vhulenda Mashila as first princess and Jessica Tshikhuthula as second princess. They received R1 000, R800 and R550 cash respectively.
The founder of the pageant, Milky Takalani Ramarumo, said that the pageant aimed to give young girls a platform to embrace who they are, boost their confidence and to be selfless. "We encourage them to participate in charitable events and embrace the spirit of giving back to their local communities," she added.
Date:11 May 2019 - By: Mbulaheni Ridovhona
The 22-year-old Mbulaheni (Gary) Ridovhona has been passionate about journalism to the extent that he would buy himself a copy of weekly Univen students' newsletter, Our Voice. After reading, he would write stories about his rural village, Mamvuka, and submit them to the very newsletter for publication. His deep-rooted love for words and writing saw him register for a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies at the University of Venda, and joined the Limpopo Mirror team in February 2016 as a journalism intern.