FS woman makes SA proud in Sri Lanka

2017-01-18 06:01
Thando Lepele, Mrs Heritage International South Africa, represented her country at the International Heritage pageant final staged in Colombo in Sri Lanka, Asia, during the month of December.     Photo: Supplied

Thando Lepele, Mrs Heritage International South Africa, represented her country at the International Heritage pageant final staged in Colombo in Sri Lanka, Asia, during the month of December. Photo: Supplied

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Local contestant Thando Lepele showed that she has what it takes, having received accolades in the 2016 Mrs Heritage International final. The Free Stater represented South Africa in the event’s final held in Colombo in Sri Lanka during December.

Lepele made it into the top five of the heritage contest. Her impressive showing earned her recognition in the pre-event final and during. Lepele received a silver medal for ambassador of tourism, a gold medal for the best dressed traditional attire and a bronze medal for the best peace dress, advocating for peace. Lepele was deemed fitting for the heritage contest in her attire and design. She holds the title of Mrs Heritage International South Africa.

The Mrs Heritage International ambassadorial pageant aims at promoting and preser­ving heritage globally, while creating a platform for cultural exchange, advocacy for peace, environment and tourism promotion. Contestants for the 2016 contest were from countries such as India, Zimbabwe, Myanmar, Trinidad and Tobago, Nepal, Zambia and host country Sri Lanka.

Lepele, who is the public relations officer at Interstate Bus Lines, is no stranger to the pageant. She was one of the ten finalists for Mrs Commonwealth South Africa 2015.

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