Sakshi Bhargava is a 20-year old Motswana beauty and philanthropist of Indian extraction who was raised in Botswana’s second city of Francistown. In pageantry and everywhere else, she sees herself as a symbol of Botswana’s diversity as a plural nation.
Sakshi has always known Botswana as her home and dreamt of representing the beauty of the country in pageantry, dreams that are now coming to life for this nubile maiden who was recently crowned Miss Global Botswana 2021. This means she will represent Botswana at the competition for Miss Global International 2022 in Bali, Indonesia from the 25th of February to the 1st March.
She holds the title of Junior Miss Botswana 2nd Princess ’16 and is also the Brand Ambassador of Diamond Pageantry, Miss Teen Hope 1st Princess ’17 and Brand Ambassador of BushT Fashions and Brand Ambassador of Em’s Beauty Spa.
As the reigning Miss Global Botswana, Sakshi has been preparing to participate in the Miss Global International beauty in Bali and left the country on 15 February 2022. Being a model who has been in the industry since the age of 15, she is quite practised and is not new to the catwalk. She is a hard worker too, having founded the Able Hearts Foundation, which is a non-profit organisation that fights for equality for people and children with disabilities.
In pursuit of her philanthropic quest, she has been working closely with three organisations that provide care and shelter for children faced with disabilities over the past four years. She is a student but finds time for all this work because she is driven by a need to instil self-confidence and a mindset of purpose in children to enable them to do and accomplish everything that they set their minds to.
Sakshi recently introduced the Miss Global Botswana 2021/2022 Official Designers for her reign and those who will support her wardrobe while in Bali. “From the beginning of my journey as Miss Global Botswana, I knew that I wanted to represent local designers throughout and all these designers here have made this possible,” she shared with her followers recently. “Each and everyone of them is so talented and I am proud and honoured to be representing such strong brands.” Berry Heart Creations, Guddah Designs, Xplosion Designs, Designs by Botlhale, Dildah, Bush Fashions, and Fierce Designs are among designers who work with this prepossessing lass whose official photographer is @zodmediahouse.
But Miss Global Organisation 2022 is going to be a virtual competition. “The virtual competition will run from the 25th of February to the 1st March through a series of challenges in the form of video shoots and photo shoots as well and I’d like to announce that my official photographer for the virtual pageant is @zodmediahouse,” she said in a note to her followers.
“Lastly, there will be voting done on the @officalmissglobal page on INSTAGRAM on BOTSWANA’s introduction video. Kindly do request to follow the account and search for my introduction video and vote by liking, commenting and sharing with as many people as you can. “I’d like to thank everyone for your continuous support and as much as I would’ve loved to be physically representing Botswana, let’s make sure that Botswana wins its first-ever Miss Global crown virtually.”