The queen and her princesses
The queen and her princesses


Thata Kenosi was crowned Miss Botswana 2016 in a glitzy ceremony last week Friday at Gaborone International Convention Centre.

The 50th Miss Botswana queen and her two princesses, have since embarked on the all important campaign to build the queen’s portfolio ahead of the Miss World pageant in Washington DC this December in the United States of America.

In their visit to The Voice newspaper offices on Wednesday, the three young women, Kenosi, Kamona and Baoagi displayed support for each other and talked of how a strong bond had developed between them during the pageant.

Although they only recently discovered that they had a history, Bonnie and Thata share a friendship bond they describe as a sisterhood.

“I was actually Thata’s senior at St Mary’s Diocesan high school in Pretoria and here we are now years later on a journey we will share forever” beams Kamona.

She went on; “We are very similar and steadfast in our convictions. We are deeply passionate and do not back down when faced with challenges, hence we are respectful of one another.”

Kamona who hails from Omaweneno village in the Kgalagadi District is a 24 -year -old Master’s in Business Administration student from Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa.

She also holds a Bachelor of Social Science in Economics and Post Graduate Diploma in Enterprise Management.Describing herself as a cultured and global citizen, the queen was born in Ramotswa on June 25th, 1995.

“I was mainly raised in my beautiful country of Botswana before moving to Japan where we spent many years.”

Kenosi is a well versed poet currently studying towards a double major degree in political science and public administration at the University of Botswana. She is fluent in Japanese.

The tag team is completed by the second princess; 24- year -old former Miss Thamaga, Phatshimo Avril Baoagi.

“As the queen’s right hand, we have the critical responsibility to support her preparations for the world stage. How she performs will reflect on all of us and her win is our success,” quipped the Bachelor’s of arts in Social Sciences,majoring in Economics and Population Studies at the university of Botswana student.

Baoagi attests her passion for helping the less privileged and being involved in the growth of her nation to her love of people and caring nature.

“It is the reason I took on the role of being a beauty queen because I am a firm believer in leadership with a purpose,” she said

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