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Beauty ambassadors at UN pageant

Lempi Ndahafa Edwards (left), a teacher from Omaruru and Leanne Cloete, a student from Rehoboth returned victorious from Jamaica on Thursday evening where the two long-legged beauties participated in an annual United Nations beauty pageant.Lempi returns to Namibia wearing the crown as Miss United Nations. She won this title beating scores of other young girls from nations across the world after a gruelling week-long judging process. She was also named Topmodel of 2014 following her extravagant performance during the judging rounds.Leanne is the first princess for the title Miss Teen United Nations. As first princess, the title Miss Teen Tourism United Nations 2014 was conferred upon her. Lempi is a teacher at S.I. !Gobs Secondary School in Omaruru where she teaches English and Biology. Leanne completed her Grade 12 last year and is working to improve her grades this year so that she can enrol for a degree in law next year at UNAM.  The two girls were entered by their local modelling director, Miss Renate of Visions Modelling Academy in Windhoek. They had to fly half-way around the world via New York reaching Kingston in Jamaica just in time for the pageant which officially started on 03 July. The final awards were made on Sunday evening. Both girls said they enjoyed the opportunity tremendously learning lots about Caribbean culture, meeting many new friends, and experiencing the world of international modelling and beauty pageants first hand. (Photograph courtesy of the United Nations)

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