Botswana businesswoman, model, and beauty queen
Mpule Keneilwe Kwelagobe (born 14 November 1979) is a Botswana investor, businesswoman, model, and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Universe 1999. She was the first black African woman to win one of the Big Four international beauty pageants, the first woman from Botswana to win, and the first from a nation making their debut in nearly four decades. Kwelagobe had previously been crowned Miss Botswana 1997 and Miss Universe Botswana 1999, and competed in Miss World 1997.
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- Great challenges can also be areas of great strength.
- We ought to tackle this problem [HIV/AIDS] and further improve our behaviour.
- For Elizabeth: Mpule Kwelagobe Promotes Responsible Behaviour, Donors' Support, in Fight Against HIV/AIDS, 30 March 2001, UNFPA, retrieved 13 November, 2022.
- I am very honoured that the United Nations Population Fund has realized the potential of what I could do in my country concerning the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
- Miss Universe, Mpule Kwelagobe, Appointed UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador for Botswana, 08 February 2000 8 February, 200, UNFPA, retrieved 13 November, 2022
- I believe that through my determination and love for Botswana, I can successfully, through the United Nations Population Fund, accomplish my goal of seeing the HIV statistics drop and having the women of Botswana get the necessary reproductive health care and facilities they need.
- Miss Universe, Mpule Kwelagobe, Appointed UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador for Botswana, 08 February 2000, 8February, 2000, UNFPA, retrieved 13 November 2022