Beauty Talks :: Miss Universe Namibia 2012 Tsakana Nkandih
Tsakana Nkandih is showing good vibes at Miss Universe. This girl is simply comfortable in her own skin and it shows off in the way she walks and the way she conducts herself. It’s been a while since Namibia was at the center of Miss Universe attention – having won a crown and host the pageant later. Will Tsakana, with her exotic looks, attract the MU attention this time around?
1. Who do you think is the sexiest man alive?
Denzel Washington. The man has style, charm and wit and as he ages he gets even better, a true classic example of what a sexy man is.
2. If there were no rules in your life for one day and you could be outrageous, what would you do?
I am a speed freak but the fastest I can go in my country is 120km/h. If there were no rules in my life just for one day I would race and break every traffic rule.
3. What is the most difficult thing you did to prepare for the Miss Universe pageant? Why did you do that?
The hardest thing was giving up family time. I do not spend as much time with my family because I am too busy getting ready for the pageant. I spend my time reading up on current events, getting my wardrobe ready, getting my physique in shape, preparing myself emotionally and mentally for my first big pageant and my first visit abroad. I believe that what you reap is proportional to what you will sow.
4. What has been the biggest disappointment in your life? Why?
Not having met my grandfather. He passed on when I was 10 and I never got a chance to meet the man who gave life to my mother. I feel like I have missed out on a love so great and wisdom that only a grandfather could ever posses. It is something I wish could be reversed but unfortunately it is not. What it did do though, was teach me how to handle disappointments that I come across in life.
5. If you were given 1 million dollars how would you spend it in just one day?
Order a whole lot of food and feed a million people. Then I would buy myself a car then sell it a day after, and build my parents a small comfortable house to live in.
6. What does loving a boyfriend mean to you?
It means wanting to spend time with him, talking to him for hours about everything and anything. It means caring for him more than I do for myself. It means sharing my hopes and dreams with him. It means laughing at his not so funny jokes!!!
7. Any beauty secrets that you would like to share the readers of missosology.
If you have a thinning hairline, do not despair. The answer lies in your eyeshadow. Yes, your eyeshadow!! Get a color that matches your hair – brown , black etc. then brush over the thinning hairline with the eyeshadow, it makes your hair look fuller!!!
8. Tell us about the most beautiful place in your country?
God created a beautiful Namibia and it has stayed that way through time. It is a stunning country that offers the best of all worlds; the white beaches in the
Swakopmund area; the Namib desert that runs along the coast line (the oldest desert in the world); the lusciously green Caprivi region with the Zambezi river; and Sossus Vlei, a wonder that takes my breath away. The name Sossus Vlei roughly means “dead end marsh”. It is characterized by high sand dunes of vivid pink-to-orange colour. Sossus Vlei is home to the deadvlei. Deadvlei is a clay pan. A notable feature of Deadvlei is that it used to be an oasis with several acacia trees; afterwards, the river that watered the oasis changed its course. The pan is thus punctuated by blackened, dead acacia trees, in vivid contrast to the shiny white of the salty floor of the pan and the intense orange of the dunes. This creates a particularly fascinating and surrealistic landscape, that appears in uncountable pictures and that has been used as a setting for films and videos.
Each of these places are uniquely different and I am amazed every time I travel around my country, how privileged I am to live in such a beautiful place.
It is an enchanting place that really is worth a visit.
9. Tell us about your mantra or secret to success.
My mantra is “This too shall pass”. I repeat this phrase to myself whenever i am going through hard times. It reminds me that I have go through tough times before I am stronger. It reminds me that giving up is never the answer and that there is a better day and a deserved reward to go with it.
10. When was the last time you cried? Why?
The last time I cried was during a visit with the red cross society of Namibia to a little Village North of Namibia called Ndama. I have never seen anyone so poor and helpless. An elderly couple were raising seven of their grandchildren who were all orphans and they all shared a tiny hut. They had no beds, nor mattresses. Just a piece of old torn blanket. Their story of hardship and their daily struggle to survive touched me so much, I decided that no one living under the sun should have to live like this. It should be everybody’s mission to do what they can for the less privileged.
11. What do you like to do for fun with your friends?
We have several game lodges all over Namibia and most of them are clustered around Windhoek. We often break away to a game lodge and explore nature at its best. Other special days are Thursday’s our Pizza night and Saturday’s our movie night.
12. Miss Universe Organization now allows transgenders to compete in their
pageant system, what’s your take on this?
I believe that no one has the right to judge another for their choices that they make on how they live their lives. I also believe that the focus of Miss Universe is and should be to find the most elegant, and capable women who has the good of the Miss Universe Organization and vision at heart.
13. What would you say to someone who thinks you’re not qualified or pretty enough to represent your country in Miss Universe?
Nothing, I would simply let my actions speak for me! They can watch me represent my country despite what they think. The only opinion that counts, is my own. No one can make you feel less worthy, unless you give them the green light to do so.
14. What qualities do you feel you have that would make you a great Miss Universe?
I am compassionate, a visionary and dedicated. I believe that some sort of equality can be achieved. No one should have to live below the poverty line. That is achievable if the right energy, compassion, dedication and love is shown by each one of us. My ability to feel and share the despair of others would make me a great Miss Universe.
15. Please send your special message to all your Missosology fans
A special thank you for taking time out to read my profile. Let it be your mission to make a positive difference in the life of others and be the change that you want to see in the world. Please continue to support all the national delegates as they prepare for the final show. Your strength and drive comes from each and every one of you. In Africa we have a saying …” I am, because you are”. It is called “ubuntu”. It is a philosophy that underscores that those around you, make you, who you are …… and no man is an island.
Beauty Talks :: Miss Universe Namibia 2012 Tsakana Nkandih,