Chelsi Shikongo Celebrates Her Birthday

Chelsi Shikongo Celebrates Her Birthday

Miss Namibia 2021 Chelsi Shikongo is living her wildest dream. The beauty queen celebrates another big milestone today as she turns 24 years old.

Speaking to NAlebrity, the 24-year-old model opened up about her upbringing and her journey to Miss Namibia. She said she began modeling at a tender age and she was inspired by her mom.

Shikongo who scooped the coveted crown in June said she was overwhelmed by her major win. She said it has always been her dream to enter Miss Namibia but she did not have time. When she finally decided to enter she beat 14 contestants and claimed the prestigious crown.

“I was definitely overwhelmed and proud that I got the opportunity to be a goodwill ambassador for Namibia and I proved to myself that hard work does really pay off and believing in myself,” she says.

Chelsi Shikongo. (Provided)
During her reign, Shikongo is determined to advocate for mental health awareness. “I am an advocate for mental health, mediation, and that healing isn’t linear we should empower Namibians to seek therapy there so many places in Namibia to get free counseling and it is very confidential because we come from a society where so many people didn’t come from a home of good morals and a good background.”

Chelsi: Instagram
Chelsi expected to fly the Namibian flag country high at the Miss Universe 2021 pageant. She says she is honored to be representing the country at the prestigious pageant.

“I feel grateful and honored to represent my country and my beautiful people on a global stage! My father manifested this moment when he named me after the late Chelsi Smith so it only feels right and I am so excited for this once-in-a-lifetime journey.”

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