Rethabile Thaathaa from Maseru was crowned as Miss Lesotho 2018 on December 22, 2017 in a grand event at Manthabiseng Convention Centre. She succeeds Mpoi Mahao as Miss Lesotho and will now represent the Kingdom of Lesotho, an enclaved country in southern Africa, completely surrounded by South Africa, at Miss World 2018. The pageant is also called the Face of Lesotho.
Lesotho has competed many times in past at Miss World, but has not achieved any success till now. Hence Rethabile Thaathaa has the chance to create history by winning the first ever placement for Lesotho at Miss World. Model by profession, Rethabile is not new to pageantry. She was crowned as the first Miss Queen of Tourism Lesotho in 2015. Later she went on to win the second runner-up title at Miss National University Lesotho.