By STEPHEN KAPAMBWE -
TWENTY-TWO year-old Changu Ng’andu has scooped this year’s Miss Zambia-Namibia beauty pageant.
The Mazabuka-born Changu who is pursuing her third year studies in social work said she entered the Miss Zambia-Namibia pageant because she believed she had what it takes to represent Zambia in the neighbouring country.
The pageant took place at Warehouse Theatre in Windhoek, Namibia and was followed by an after party at DMT Lounge.
After scoping the prize, Changu appeared on a live Good Morning television broadcast on the State owned Namibia Broadcasting Corporation (NBC).
“This competition gave me a sense of fulfilment and achievement. It also gave me a chance to enjoy some of the most exciting memories that I encountered on this journey,” Changu said through her Facebook page updates.
She expressed hope that she will become a successful social entrepreneur because of her passion to work with people besides having a heart for the less privileged.
Changu, who describes herself as a Christian, said she has taken up photography as a hobby because she loves being “both behind and in front of the camera.”
The beauty queen also loves working out and playing volleyball.
The model said working out helps her take care of her body.
She said regular exercises are important to her just as much as Christianity which has played a major role in moulding her character.
Miss Zambia – Namibia is a community pageant that looks for a Zambian female who is passionate about contributing positively to the Zambian and Namibian community in the neighbouring country.
Namasiku Mulozi scooped the position of first princess while Namata Kambobe secured the position of second princess at the pageant.
Changu’s prize included a complimentary six months of sponsored gym membership at Nucleus Health and Fitness Club while the first and second princesses won themselves a complementary three months sponsored gym membership.