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Miss Youth making history

Eva Ndatipo suffers from albinism but is keen on participating in the Miss Youth Namibia beauty pageant.

The much anticipated Miss Youth Namibia beauty pageant is back, starting this weekend. Tying in with the National Youth Month celebrations, the main pageant is scheduled for Saturday evening at the Nampower Convention Centre in Windhoek.

The Miss Youth Namibia pageant is hosted by the National Youth Council as part of the annual youth month celebrations. This year’s pageant is viewed with much expectation as it is the first time ever that a young lady suffering from albinism, is one of the contestants.
The beauty pageant is a platform for most of the young students to make their mark in the modelling world, both locally and internationally. Miss Youth Namibia 2013, Dorcas Mbevo, was also crowned Miss Global International in the same year. She is a shining example that girls can make a success of themselves within the competitive modelling industry not only with their looks but also by using their intellectual skills.
“The NYC is an umbrella for the youth and events such as Miss Youth are close to our hearts as it’s a place were young woman can get together to showcase their talent and for them to reach their dreams as most of them want to win Miss Namibia one day.
At times these young girls are demoralised due to things that happened in their past and we ensure that we build them up , groom and mentor them to be able to compete with the best on a local and international scale. And for them to embrace their beauty despite whether they have albinism or not [is important] said Brian Prince, youth council spokesperson.

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