Following the designation of Seneo Perry as Miss Earth Botswana 2020 two weeks ago, the national pageant organizers announced she will no longer compete in Miss Earth 2020 “due to her other commitments.”
In a post on social media, the 24-year-old environmentalist from Gaborone said, “Before I was given the opportunity to become Miss Earth Botswana and represent the country on a virtual platform, I had been engaged with a couple of projects for the benefit of the tourism and agricultural sectors.”
“Another commitment came up and looking at how unfairly I was treated last year by attaining Best Project without any prize and how much workload they wanted to give me this year, I felt it wasn’t worth it for me,” she added.
“I believe that as a titleholder, you are required to prepare for the international pageant by getting engaged in the projects around conservation and environmental education, reading, practicing your walk, pose, voice tone, etc. However, in my case, I had to go out and look for sponsors ( hair, dresses, different attires for different categories) on my own and also pay for certain expenses on my own which I could not do because it wouldn’t be fair on my pocket and time management.”
Seneo would have been the ninth representative of Botswana since its debut at the Miss Earth pageant in 2006.
The Miss Earth Botswana officials confirmed that last year’s winner, Katlego Kasie Seitshiro, remains the reigning queen until further announcements.
Photos: Miss Earth Botswana