Botswana to Hold "Queen Esther International Beauty Pageant"
Teresa Neumann : Mar 9, 2009 : Ephraim Keoreng - All Africa News
"It is a search for the most inwardly and outwardly beautiful and good role model for this generation. Young people need women who display the fear of God and have grown into skilled, educated, articulate and productive members of society."
(Botswana, Africa)—Former beauty queen Vehae Tjiriange believes beauty pageants are rooted in Christian history, noting that Queen Esther participated and won a beauty pageant. (Photo: MmegiOnline)
"Esther was beautiful. People liked her," she said. "She had the Lord's favor on her life. She was an orphan in a foreign country and went on to win the beauty pageant."
With that in mind, Tjiriange has organized a "Queen Esther International Beauty Pageant" to be held September 2, which she says will be a celebration and the ultimate expression of true beauty, intelligence and integrity.
The winner, or queen, of the pageant, would also reportedly be expected to act as an ambassador at national and international forums, drawing attention to issues like HIV/AIDS, poverty, the plight of abused women, orphans, widows and street children.
According to an All Africa News report, decent attire will be used for all the segments; there will be no swimsuit competition and the contestants will be expected to behave uprightly.
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