|Miss Universe 1999|
Miss Universe 1999 Mpule Kwelagobe
|Date||26 May 1999|
|Entertainment||Julio Iglesias Jr.|
|Venue||Chaguaramas Convention Centre, Chaguaramas, Trinidad and Tobago|
|Broadcaster||CBS and TTT|
|Winner|| Mpule Kwelagobe |
|Congeniality||Marisa Ferreira |
|Best National Costume||Nicole Simone Dyer |
|Photogenic|| Brenda Liz Lopez |
Miss Universe 1999, the 48th Miss Universe pageant, was held on 26 May 1999 at the Chaguaramas Convention Centre in Chaguaramas, Trinidad and Tobago. Mpule Kwelagobe of Botswana was crowned by Wendy Fitzwilliam of Trinidad and Tobago at the end of the event. Kwelagobe became the first Miss Universe to come from a debuting nation since 1958. Eighty-four contestants competed in this year.
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Mpule Keneilwe Kwelagobe is a Botswanan investor, businesswoman, model, beauty queen who was crowned Miss Universe 1999 and current President of Miss Universe Botswana Organization. She was the first black African woman to win an international beauty pageant title and the first debuting nation in nearly four decades. Kwelagobe has been recognized as a human health rights activist, especially for her fight against HIV/AIDS and advocacy for youth and women to have greater access to sexual reproductive education and services. She is the co-founder of QuesS Capital LLC, a private equity firm with investments in financial services, renewable energy and agriculture in Africa and South Asia.
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