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Miss Namibia

Miss Namibia
MottoBeauty with Charitable Cause
TypeBeauty pageant
Miss Universe
Miss World
Official language
National Director
Conny Maritz

Miss Namibia is a national Beauty pageant in Namibia.


The very first Miss Namibia was held in 1980 by Nic Kruger, the founder of the pageant. After that there are three national director: Nic Kruger (1980-1996), Danie Botes (1997-1998) and Conny Maritz (1999-today).

According to the source from Glynis Fester (Miss RSA 1977) - the first Miss SWA-Nambia was Ann Parker who was crowned by her 18 June 1977. This is on public record in the Rapport published on 19 June 1977. She did not go to any international pageants.


Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists

The winner of Miss Namibia represents her country at the Miss Universe and on occasions Miss World. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.

Year Miss Namibia Hometown Notes Miss Universe Namibia Miss World Namibia
1980 Bernice Tembo Windhoek No International Pageants - -
1981 Antoinette Knoetze Windhoek - Antoinette Knoetze -
1982 Desere Kotze Windhoek - Desere Kotze -
1983 Astrid Klotzch Windhoek - Astrid Klotzch -
1984 Peta Harley-Peters Windhoek - Peta Harley-Peters -
1985 Alice Pfeiffer Windhoek No International Pageants - -
1986 Jo-Rina Meyer Windhoek No International Pageants - -
1987 Bianca Pragt Windhoek No International Pageants - -
1988 Caroline du Preez Windhoek No International Pageants - -
1989 Emsie Esterhuizen Windhoek - - Emsie Esterhuizen
1990 Ronel Liebenberg Windhoek - - Ronel Liebenberg
1991 Michelle McLean Windhoek The 1st Miss Universe in 1992 from Namibia Ronel Liebenberg Michelle McLean
Top 5
1992 Anja Schroeder Windhoek - Michelle McLean
Anja Schroeder
1993 Barbara Kahatjipara Windhoek - Anja Schroeder Barbara Kahatjipara
1994 - - No Miss Namibia 1994 contest Barbara Kahatjipara
Miss Congeniality
1995 Patricia Burt Windhoek Miss Universe 1995 held in Namibia Patricia Burt -
1996 Faghma Absalom Windhoek - Faghma Absalom -
1997 Sheya Shipanga Windhoek - Sheya Shipanga Sheya Shipanga
1998 Retha Reinders Windhoek - Retha Reinders -
1999 Vaanda Katjuongua Windhoek - Vaanda Katjuongua -
2000 Mia de Klerk Windhoek - Mia de Klerk Mia de Klerk
2001 Michelle Heita Windhoek - - Michelle Heita
2002 Ndapewa Alfons Windhoek - Michelle Heita Ndapewa Alfons
2003 Petrina Thomas Windhoek - Ndapewa Alfons
Top 10
Petrina Thomas
2004 Adele Basson Windhoek - - Adele Basson
2005 Leefa Shiikwa Windhoek - Adele Basson Leefa Shiikwa
2006 Anna Svetlana Nashandi Windhoek Group Account Director at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide Anna Svetlana Nashandi Anna Svetlana Nashandi
Top 17
2007 Marichen Luiperth Swakopmund Psychologist Marichen Luiperth
Marichen Luiperth
2008 Marelize Robberts Windhoek - Marelize Robberts
Marelize Robberts
Top Model (Top 32)
2009 Happie Ntelamo Caprivi Legal Practitioner at Ntelamo-Matswetu & Associates Happie Ntelamo Happie Ntelamo
Beach Beauty (Top 20)
2010 Odile Gertze[1] Windhoek A Journalist for The Namibian for their fashion section - Odile Gertze
Top 25
2011 Luzaan van Wyk Windhoek - - Luzaan van Wyk
2012 Tsakana Nkandih Tsumeb - Tsakana Nkandih -
2013 Paulina Malulu Windhoek Miss International 2012 (Top 15) Paulina Malulu Paulina Malulu
2014 Brumhilda Ochs Windhoek Namibian-Best Model of the World 2010 - Brumhilda Ochs
Top Model (Top 20)
2015 Steffi Van Wyk[citation needed] Windhoek A Sport Organizer and part-time fitness instructor - Steffi Van Wyk
Miss World Sport
2016 Lizelle Esterhuizen Windhoek A former pupil of Windhoek Gymnasium Private School[2] Lizelle Esterhuizen -
2017 Suné January Rehoboth The patron of Intelligence Support Against Crime (ISAP)[3] Suné January -
2018 Selma Kamanya Rundu Selma Kamanya -


  • Miss Namibia 2005, Leefa Shiikwa was stripped of her title after it was disclosed that she was married to an Angolan man.[4]


  1. ^ "Odile crowned as Miss Namibia". The Namibian. August 2, 2010. Retrieved 1 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Lizelle Esterhuizen 'on Being Miss Namibia 2016". 20 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Suné on rhino rampage against poaching". 20 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Hubby leads to Miss Namibia losing her crown". Independent Online. April 18, 2006. Retrieved 1 November 2010.

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