Zoë Karsten was crowned Miss Teen Namibia 2022 during the national pageant, held on August 11, 2022 at the Windhoek Country Club and Resort in Windhoek, one day before the crowning of the new Miss Namibia. 12 beautiful girls fought for the crown. She succeeds Miss Teen Namibia 2021, Alexis Swart and is set to become Namibia’s new official representative at the next edition of Miss Teen International, a beauty pageant for teens organized by Glamanand in India, but we wait the confirmation by the organization. Karsten also won the Miss Debutant title.
The 17-year-old newly crowned Miss Teen Namibia in Grade 11 at Windhoek Afrikaanse Privaatskool in Windhoek.
In her video presentation, Karsten explained her motivations to enter in this pageant. “I entered for Miss Teen Namibia 2022 because I believe the pageant will give me the platform I need to be an example and to reach out to the youth of Namibia. I want to inform and assist them with issues that are part of our daily lives,” she said.
Karsten said during her reign, she would inform and motivate the youth and people of Namibia to become blood donors. “To me, donating blood is very important. I want to inspire the youth to join me and help save lives. You never know when it’s your turn to rely on someone else’s blood,” she said.
Karsten’s favourite saying was inspired by her mother. “It is a quote from a movie ‘Dead poets society with Robin Williams (1989)’ – ‘I want to suck out all the marrow from life so that when I come to die, do not discover that have not lived” (Henry David Thomas – 1854). In other words, ‘live life to the fullest‘,” she said.
The 2022 Miss Teen Namibia’s court includes ;
1st runner-up – Jada Tati
2nd runner-up – Jordan Strauss
Presentation Video of the new Miss Teen Namibia, Zoë Karsten