Here's what Miss Supranational Chanique Rabe and Namibia's president spoke about

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Chanique Rabe and the president of the Republic of Namibia, His Excellency, Dr Hage G. Geingob.
Chanique Rabe and the president of the Republic of Namibia, His Excellency, Dr Hage G. Geingob.
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  • Miss Supranational, Chanique Rabe, had the honour of being invited to a meeting with the president of the Republic of Namibia, His Excellency, Dr Hage G. Geingob. 
  • The 24-year-old is the first Miss Supranational from the African continent, and the 12th edition also marked the first time two finalists from Africa placed in the top five.
  • Currently on her two-week long victory tour, Chanique and members of the Miss Supranational team will travel next to Swakopmund and Walvis Bay.


Miss Supranational, Chanique Rabe, had the honour of being invited to a meeting with the president of the Republic of Namibia, His Excellency, Dr Hage G. Geingob. 

Accompanied by members of the Miss Supranational Organisation, Chanique used her time with the leader of her country to talk about the projects she has been working on to empower the youth. 

"I am very passionate about the work I am doing to give back to my country. It is not only my duty but my privilege to transfer some of my skills to empower and uplift the young people of the country I love so much," the 24-year-old told the president. 

His Excellency, Dr Geingob, told Chanique he had followed her journey and expressed his gratitude for the way she is representing her country as Africa's first Miss Supranational. "I followed your journey, and I am so proud of you. Usually, I appoint ambassadors for official work, but you are also a special ambassador of Namibia. Today, I would like to present you with a diplomatic passport so that you can fulfil your duties and continue to shine a bright light on our country and its incredible people," the president told Chanique. 

Chanique is the first Miss Supranational from the African continent, and the 12th edition also marked the first time two finalists from Africa placed in the top five.

During the final round of the Miss Supranational Competition, Chanique was asked what she would like to discuss with the leader of her country should she have 30 minutes of his time. In her answer, she said that she respected the way the president communicated with the people of her country and would ask him for advice on how she could use her voice and actions as she continued her journey. 

"It is important that you keep being authentic and always remember that the world will see your true heart when you do your work with love and passion. I believe in you, and I know that you will continue to make us all extremely proud," Dr Geingob told Chanique. 

The president of the Miss Supranational Organisation, Gerhard Parzutka von Lipinski, thanked the president for his support. "We found a beautiful, sincere and kind ambassador for our organisation and your country. During this year, we will promote your beautiful country as much as we can," he said. 

"We made some promises to the community in the Zambezi Region, and we can't wait to return early next year to fulfil those promises at the Sijwa Project by African Monarch Lodges. It is going to be very special and exciting," added Miss Supranational Creative Director Andre Sleigh. 

The team will next travel to Swakopmund and Walvis Bay to continue Chanique's Victory Tour.

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