_: WINDHOEK: Twenty-one year-old Tsakana Nkandih from Tsumeb was crowned as Miss Namibia 2012 in the capital yesterday evening.
Patricia Hanstein, 23, was crowned as First Princess, and Monique Peters, also from Windhoek, as Second Princess.
Tsumeb-born Ottilie Ambata, 22, was chosen as Miss Photogenic, while Claudia Haipya, 22, from Windhoek was crowned as Miss Personality, and Wilna Konjore, 22, from Mariental as the Public’s Choice.
Among other prizes, Nkandih won the use of a Toyota Etios 1,5 Hatchback for one year courtesy of Pupkewitz Toyota, petrol for all official duties from Shell Namibia, a weekend with a partner in the Presidential Suite at the Windhoek Country Club and Resort (WCCR), and a current account, including a cash prize from Standard Bank Namibia.
Executive Director of the Miss Namibia Pageant, Conny Maritz, said during the crowning event that Miss Namibia ultimately represents her country and its people, both at national and international events.
She said that together with the honours and the prizes come the duties and responsibilities associated with the Miss Namibia title.