Cape Town – Candice Abrahams, the reigning Schwarzkopf Professional Mrs South Africa 2016, has been named Mrs World 2016 in a glamourous event held in China on Saturday.
Abrahams is the first South African who has managed to be crowned Mrs World.
Two years ago former Mrs South Africa, Sarah-Kate Scott, was crowned 1st runner-up. At the time it was highest ever placing of a Mrs South Africa at Mrs World pageant.
Moments before her first press conference on Sunday as Mrs World Abrahams reached out to all her fans in a video posted on the official Mrs South Africa Facebook page.
In it an excited Mrs World thanked everyone for supporting her.
She said: “My heart is just so happy. I’m so excited to represent South Africa.
“I’m looking forward to coming home, seeing you all and spreading the love.”
Later she posted on her own Facebook page: “I am so humbled and appreciative of all the wonderful messages on Facebook, Whatsapp and email.
“It's means so much to me! I am honored to walk with purpose as your MRS WORLD”.
Abrahams was one of 36 of the world’s most beautiful women to take part in the pageant. Shortly of the crowning Mrs South Africa posted on its official Facebook page : “Candice and the Mrs South Africa Organisation would like to thank all South Africans for your incredible support. Tonight we stand tall, we stand united and we are PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN!”
The moment Abrahams was crowned Mrs World 2016: