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Patience Phuthego

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BOTSWANA, Patience Phuthego

I am 21 years old, God loving and self-driven. I see challenges as a way to better myself. I believe in self-acceptance because we are all unique and special. I believe that one should not focus too much on the past as the future can always be rewritten.

What makes you unique? 

My character and personality make me unique. This is basically because today many girls get fake when life gets real, thinking that makeup is what it takes to make a woman beautiful. But the truth is, a woman’s character defines her beauty, no amount of makeup can decorate an ugly character.

What is your understanding of the theme “Africanism”?

Africanism is the true essence of our origins, norms, traditions and our pride in our diverse culture. Africanism is me, Africanism is you and all the beautiful people across Africa.

What will you do with the prize money if you win? 

If granted the opportunity to win the money I would honestly pay for my tuition to go back to school. I come from a rough background where my studies where affected because my father left us and I was raised by a single parent and it really affected my studies.

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