Miss Supranational Chanique Rabe receives grand welcome home after being cyberbullied for win

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Chanique Rabe
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  • Namibia's Chanique Rabe received a warm welcome in Windhoek on Sunday, after being crowned Miss Supranational 2021 in Poland on 21 August.
  • In response to being criticised for her win by upset pageant enthusiasts, Chanique said: "My country deserves to be heard and to be seen in the international pageant industry, and I couldn't be prouder."
  • The 24-year-old was welcomed by cheering fans at the airport, and happily posed for photos with pageant titleholders and supporters.

Namibia's Chanique Rabe is back on home soil after being crowned Miss Supranational 2021 in Poland. 

The 24-year was crowned the winner at the 12th edition of the prestigious pageant, which was held at the Strzelecki Park Amphitheater, Nowy Sacz, on 21 August 2021. 

Chanique beat out 58 contestants from around the world - of which South Africa's Thato Mosehle was crowned second runner-up

"Landed in Windhoek," the Miss Supranational Namibia Instagram account captioned a video of Chanique's arrival at the airport.

In the video, fans are heard cheering as a musician sings the national anthem. Chanique poses for photos with fans and pageant titleholders as crowds line the street, holding celebratory posters.

Shortly after being crowned the winner, Chanique became a victim of cyberbullying, receiving criticism from upset pageant enthusiasts. 

In response, she said in an Instagram post: "I am honoured to be Namibian and to be part of the Miss Supranational family. My country deserves to be heard and to be seen in the international pageant industry, and I couldn't be prouder. Thank you to everyone who accepts me for who I am and for all your love and support."


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