Gaborone, BOTSWANA, May 5 – Sumaiyah Marope of Gaborone was crowned Miss Botswana 2009. She will represent her country in Miss World 2009, December 12, in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The new beauty queen now owns a brand new Benz, worth P300,000. She will get a P50,000 bursary for academic course of her choice. Fuel company, BP, will supply the queen with fuel for a year.
Her first princess, Emma Wareus, walked away with P50,000 cash, while the second princess, Naledi Willers, pocketed P10,000.
America's Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons has sponsored the three winners with approximately P21,000 worth of jewellery.
The queen and her princesses will each get a diamond bracelet worth $700.
The organisers have promised to make the current queen's reign a massive success. They will soon sit down with her and develop her charity profile, which she will be taking to the Miss World pageant where she will represent the country. In the past, Miss Botswana queens have struggled to raise funds for their charity works, clothes and air-tickets to the Miss World pageant.