Miriam Odemba is one the most successful models from Tanzania who was born on 19th February 1983 in Arusha. She started her modeling career at an early age and emerged into the limelight in 1997 when she won the Miss Temeke title. The following year she contested in Miss East Africa beauty pageant and end up second. Stunning Miriam Odemba represented Tanzania in Mnet Face of Africa in 1999 where she was one of the finalists. She signed with Elite Models look in France. Since then she was positioned as an international model. She also won Miss Tanzania Earth 2008 in Philippines.  Odemba is a mother of one kid and a business woman as well.This is what she had to say ya'll
Seif Kabelele:  How do you spend your day?
Miriam Odemba:I pray in the morning before working out in the gym. I girl got to keep a figure you know. Nikiwa bongo I always spend time talking to my mum and discuss my day plans.
Seif Kabelele: What is the essence of being a woman?
Miriam Odemba:"Just being a woman is God's gift. The origin of a child is a mother, a woman. She shows a man what sharing, caring, and loving is all about. That is the essence of a woman."
Seif Kabelele:  What is your Favorite Quote?
Miriam Odemba: ‘Yes we can’ by Barack Obama and ‘Act, the hope is in our hands’ by Nelson Mandela
Seif Kabelele:   What has been your proudest achievement to date?
 Miriam Odemba:‘There are three proud moments in my life. When I won Miss Earth title, when I won Elite Model Look of the year and finally my victory at M-Net Face of Africa
Seif Kabelele:  Who is your Favorite fashion designer?
Miriam Odemba: Farouk Abdella from Zanzibar and internationally it is Donatella Versace
Seif Kabelele: What has been the biggest obstacle?
Miriam Odemba: In the past I didn’t have a manager and I lacked proper support for my career
Seif Kabelele: What does Miriam Odemba want Tanzania to know?
Miriam Odemba: That I made Tanzanians proud in the world of fashion and also in global environmental issues. You know when one door is closes, another one opens and that is what happened to me. I’m happy with what I have
Seif Kabelele:  Tell us about your most embarrassing moment?
Miriam Odemba: When my contract in South Africa was terminated
Seif Kabelele:  You disappeared for a good number of years from the modeling scene in Tanzania, where did you go?
Miriam Odemba:  I went to china to seek out my own career. It was very difficult and I had to face a lot of challenges alone but in the end si ikanifanya kuwa stronger.
Seif Kabelele: You are very motivated…. how do you keep going on?
Miriam Odemba: Because I’m determined to understand and be a better person every time. I always reflect on my desires and needs and I focus on achieving what I have not yet achieved. So I keep myself motivated again and again
Seif Kabelele:    What would people be surprised to learn about you?
Miriam Odemba: Many people see me as a person without discipline because of my past mistakes, but when people get to know me I surprise them with my confidence and will power.
 Seif Kabelele: How do you see your own role as Miss Earth in resolving the environmental problems?
Miriam Odemba:A-We, as Miss Earth beauty queens are not the only women wearing crowns and living luxurious lives. As Miss Earth, I am an ambassador of the environment and I have the very big responsibility of properly educating people about the things they don't know yet and correct their not so eco-friendly habits. We are true to our cause which is pushing forward different environmental issues. We consider our status as our strength and use this position to draw attention not to ourselves but on the problems we are trying to find solutions for. We had  awareness and education campaigns all over the world to tell the people that yes we do have environmental issues that need to be addressed and that we can all do something in our own ways to counteract all the effects of climate change. And I believe that nothing else makes a bigger impact that being a living example yourself. Upon learning these issues, I made it a priority that I myself practice everything that I preach.
Seif Kabelele: If you had one million dollars what would you do with it?
Miriam Odemba:"I would buy a big house where I can live with all the people I love"
Seif Kabelele: What would you tell a girl suffering from low self-esteem to feel good about herself?
Miriam Odemba:"I would tell her to believe in herself because it is not only physical beauty that is important but also inner beauty. Just like what Naomi Campbell said, 'the essential things are invisible to the naked eye.' Definitely, character and personality are more important than physical beauty."
Seif Kabelele: what's the most common misconception about your country?
Miriam Odemba: "Most people think that Tanzanian people are traditional and quiet, but look at me."

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