uMgungundlovu crowns new beauty queen

2010-10-25 00:00

“INTELLIGENCE, confidence and leadership,” are the three qualities that a beauty queen should possess. Those words were enough for Aphelele Dladla to walk away with the Miss uMgungundlovu District Municipality crown.

Former Miss uMsunduzi Municipality 2009, Dladla is the new Miss Umgungundlovu Municipality 2010. She was crowned in a glamorous event held in the Pietermaritzburg City Hall on Saturday night.

Dladla (22) beat 18 other beauties from six municipalities under uMgungundlovu District Municipality. She is a student at Varsity College and is doing a diploma in IMM Marketing.

In her full pageant regalia, Dladla said she is grateful to everyone who had supported her.

The contest is in its second year.

“It started last year and people seem to be enjoying it,” said Mthobisi Mkhize, the CEO of the Umvithi Youth Development Consultancy. “It more than just about people coming up on stage and looking good. We look for queens with brains, someone who will empower the community.”

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