Through her work on the Miss Phenomenal Queen South Africa pageant, Lena Rametse hopes to empower women in her community while bringing attention to the scourge of domestic violence in our society. Through her work on Miss Phenomenal Queen, Rametse gained some international recognition when she was invited to Norway to discuss the empowerment work done through Miss Phenomenal Queen, but the real validation has been the interest shown by the young women who reach out to her regularly to tell her how she has inspired them to reach for their dreams. Rametse points to her mother, who worked as a domestic worker and whose support was invaluable to her growing up, as the inspiration for her determination to achieve. As the first person in her family to travel and be recognised internationally, she wants to show young women that there is no limit to your goals if you put in the hard work.
“I hope at the end of my journey I have done absolutely everything in my power to make sure every single person has the opportunity to receive the best healthcare and treatment, whatever their financial or social standing.”