My name is Cornelia Kamehozu and I will be presenting the vibrant and dynamic Republic of Namibia. I am an aspiring social worker and I am passionate about diverse social issues ranging from child marriages, poverty , illiteracy, mental health , and the list is unending.
If I had a chance to be Miss BOA_ Miss Namibia, I would work closely with the organization and be as supportive as possible to maximize its potential because I strongly believe in what the organization stands for in helping young vulnerable African school children with school supplies because knowledge and education is truly the key to success. Another thing that draws me to the organization is that it promotes and represents Africa as it is and not as it is rather falsely seen by the world at most times. It shows the true Africa : Strong, diverse and beautiful.
Representing the Republic of Nambia makes me proud because it’s country that’s rather often overlooked and missed in the African community due to our somewhat small population, so having the opportunity to bring knowledge to my beautiful country is a chance to not be missed. The Republic of Namibia has such rich culture and history that deserves to be showcased.
In my spare time I love to surround myself with things that make me happy like being with loved ones, volunteering my time to those less fortunate then me, taking care of my health mentally and physically, cooking and trying various dishes, watching and listening to so many different things and just relax, because you only live once, so I make sure to be as happy as possible….
Please come to the Gala to support me. We look forward to seeing you there!
The Second Annual Black Tie Beauty of Africa Gala is on June 10th 2017 at the Festival Hall in Inglewood Calgary! Cornelia is one of 15 contestants representing their countries of origin in a positive light. Although we no doubt believe she will do a great job at representing her country on stage, here are some facts you need to know about the beautiful Nation of Namibia!
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- The country got its name from the Namib Desert – one of the world’s oldest deserts. No one knows exactly how old it is but scientists have identified that sand has existed in the desert for over a million years
- Located in Southern Africa, the country is bordered on the north by Angola and Zambia, on the south by South Africa, on the east by Botswana, on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. Around 80% of the country’s terrain consists of deserts
- Namibia is the second least densely populated country in the world. It has a population of around 2 million people.
- The Ovambo is the country’s largest ethnic group; they make up some 50% of the population.
- Despite its low population, Namibia is still home to 13 different ethnic groups – including the Himba, a nomadic and traditional people whose ways have changed little over the years due to their seclusion from outside influences.
- Namibia is one of only two countries in the world that has desert elephants! They’re not a separate species, but they have been identified as a high priority. These elephants have adapted to their semi-desert environment by developing a smaller body mass, longer legs and larger feet – enabling them to travel for miles across sand dunes to reach water.
- Namibia is home to the world’s largest population of free roaming black rhinos.
- Sossusvlei Sand Dunes are some of the highest in the world and one of Namibia’s most impressive sights. Big Daddy is the largest dune in Sossusvlei measuring 325m and also Dune 45.
- The country is known as the “Gem of Africa”, it is a unique place for eco-tourists. Much of Namibia is as it was centuries ago. Due to this, it has a host of natural wonders and amazing places. From one of the world’s biggest deserts and national parks to tropical forests and savannahs with one of Africa’s most concentration of wild animals, including lions, zebras, elephants, rhinoceros, hyenas, and marine mammals.
- Like the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola, Namibia is one of Africa’s richest places in strategic minerals (diamonds, uranium, and gold). Mineral resources are the backbone of the country’s economy
- Mealie (corn) is the staple in Namibia. Other foods include beef, mutton, millet, peanuts, and melons.
- While many urban people dress in Western style clothing, some rural tribes maintain their traditional dress.
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