Pageant’s diversity adds spice

2009-10-31 14:39

SOME recognisable faces in the Miss SA finals could do the trick to woo audiences and represent South Africa well on the international stage.

The final 12 girls who will compete for the national beauty title will be announced on SABC3’s 3Talk on Tuesday. They will have survived the chop after the gruelling Top 30 round that involved interviews and a workshop at Sun City this weekend.

Some of the familiar faces hoping to be in the final 12 include a former Miss SA Teen, a former Miss SA runner-up and a rising modelling sensation discovered by Face of Africa.

Masechaba Dlengezele could make history. As the first woman to have won the Miss She, she was also crowned the teen beauty in 2003 as a spunky 18-year-old from Soweto. After her reign she disappeared from the limelight, save for being the subject of controversy in tabloids here and there.

Now aged 24, she is making a comeback and is a front-runner to snatch the title if she cracks the nod for the finals.

Matapa Maila was Miss Earth last year. The Polokwane-born beauty would be a three-time finalist if she makes it past this round. She was a finalist in 2005 and 2007. She was crowned second princess in the 2005 edition of Miss SA.

Lanky Melody Zulu from Durban was a favourite at the 2006 Face of Africa finals. She was beaten to the title by Namibian Venantia Otto. Zulu is hoping for better luck with the Miss SA title, and at 1.82m, she is easily one of the tallest girls in the semi-finals and the one to watch.

South Africa hasn’t had much luck in producing a winner good enough to grab the world title, so pressure is mounting to find a ­worthy candidate.

Sue Klerck, the marketing and public relations executive for Sun International, said the final line-up would have the best finalists Miss SA has had in a long time.

“They all seem to be women of substance and strong characters and they know why they are here.”

She added that the modernised pageant would be the finest ever. The finals will be held at the Sun City Superbowl on December 13.


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