Our beautiful Miss SA is ready for Miss World!

By Mieke Vlok
07 December 2016

We’re holding thumbs, Ntando!

In less than two weeks, our Miss South Africa goes head to head with beauties from all over the world for the sought after Miss World title.

Ntandoyenkosi Kunene, known as Ntando, will hold SA’s name high at the event which takes place on 18 December close to Washington in the US state of Maryland.

“Without fail my parents have always made a way to be there through my ups and downs," the 24-year-old beauty wrote on Facebook alongside a picture of her and her parents.

"I am delighted that they will be joining me in Washington."

She’s also carrying the yellow JJ Schoeman evening gown that she is wearing as her official formal outfit for the pageant.

Read more: Miss SA’s exquisite Miss World gown will take your breath away! “It's their first trip overseas. I have always wished that one day I will take my parents overseas. The journey God has paved for me has brought my parents here.”

Ntando, who grew up in Mkhondo close to Piet Retief, is clearly enjoying the run up to big event.

A photo posted by Ntandoyenkosi (@kunene_ntando) on

She has already started making waves and was named a semi-finalist in the talent division for the pageant. She has previously revealed that she loves to sing and her singing talent has clearly impressed the judges. Amongst other things she has visited Capitol Hill – where the US legislature is housed – and joked that she hopes to run into first lady, Michelle Obama.

Ntando’s roommate at the pageant is Karla De Beer of New Zeland. Karla was born in Pretoria and immigrated to New Zealand with her family when she was 11-years-old. She was crowned her countries most beautiful in June this year.

The participants need to compete in a number of challenges to try and secure a place in the top 20. They are awarded points for each challenge and the winner of the Miss Talent competition automatically gets a place in the top 20.

We’re holding thumbs, Ntando!

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