Ambitious Angela Hangula is a Namibian model and pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Face of Namibia 2020 on October 17. Besides being a pageant queen, Hangula is a Law student at the University of Namibia (Unam), a fashion designer, a YouTuber and a self-taught makeup artist.
“I lacked self-confidence, I had a low self-esteem and I wanted to improve myself so, I decided to do pageants and through them, I learned about myself and made new friends”, says Hangula. Before she was crowned, Hangula tried various pageants of which she was not victorious, however; this didn’t stop her it, motivated her, gave her courage and showed her patience as it took her a while to be where she is now.
Hangula, therefore, urges young people to enter the pageant industry as it teaches them about character, team building, leadership, building self-esteem, identity, networking and most importantly sisterhood, brotherhood and having fun.
Describing her reign as more than ‘just a crown’, despite the pandemic she uses her platform to make a difference by inspiring the youth, doing various charity work and fundraisers, speaking to children at school about the power of education and life choices as well as assisting soup kitchens on weekends.
As a means of giving back to her community, she further established the ‘Lydia Effect Project’ on the 10th of April. The project catered to children at Ella Du Plessis Secondary School where every Saturday they acquired certain skills such as sewing, public speaking, tv, radio presenting and lastly makeup artistry with the help of the teachers and her pageant colleagues including the Handsome Phillip Mumbala who is Mr Face of Namibia 2020.
Hangula was recently selected to represent Namibia at the 2021 Miss Face of Humanity (MFOH) global event which will take place in Canada at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on the 9th of October.
“I’m ecstatic quite honestly as I have never been outside the continent before, it’s new and different for me. I am looking forward to representing what beautiful people my country has, the diversity, the passion of pageantry that we as a nation have as well as to empower the girl child and raise awareness for the boy child. Being an Oshiwambo speaking woman, I will definitely be going with my traditional attire to showcase my culture as well as the beautiful Namibian flag”, exclaims Hangula.
Hangula additionally encourages people to follow their dreams despite the obstacles they might face, to stimulate adversity, to always have a spirit of tenacity and resilience, lastly and importantly to always remember and know that we are loved by God.
To catch up with what Angela Hangula is up to and her road to Miss Face of Humanity 2021 (MFOH), do check and follow her on Instagram @angelahangula and subscribe to her Youtube channel @Angelahangula.
Written By.Claudia Diana Indileni Nandumbu