Entries open for Miss, Mrs and Mr Deaf 2017 regionals

2016-12-20 06:01
Photo: supplied Mr Deaf SA 2016 Gerard Kroese encourages participants to enter next year.

Photo: supplied Mr Deaf SA 2016 Gerard Kroese encourages participants to enter next year.

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THE Miss Deaf South Africa Pageant (MDSA) has given inspiration, opportunities and support to young deaf women for over a decade.

Over the past three years the competition has expanded and has grown into a cause that enjoys assistance from various well-known and successful organisations.

According to Sonel Steyn, the KZN regional manager for MDSA, the pageant’s vision is to see South Africa’s deaf society develop through the medium of the beauty and entertainment industry, by enhancing self-discipline, confidence, freedom of culture and presenting opportunities in order to empower people through competition.

“The mission of the pageant is to stage a production of the highest calibre, featuring deaf people who are adaptable, flexible and rue heroes. In addition to this, we would like the pageant to become a vehicle which drives awareness and understanding of our deaf community,” she said.

Steyn said the pageant is looking for people with hearing disabilities and wearing hearing aids or cochlear implant in the province to enter into the Miss, Mrs or Mr Deaf SA 2017 as representatives.

“This is more than just a beauty pageant, this is to show the world that the deaf can also bring joy and purpose into ordinary people’s lives.

“Forever Resorts and MDSA - Miss, Mr and Mrs Deaf South Africa 2017 entry forms are now available,” she added.

Age groups:

Miss - not younger than 20 years and/or older than 28 on 15 September 2017.

Mrs- not younger than 29 years and/or older than 55 years on 15 September 2017.

Mr- not younger than 20 years and/or older than 55 years on 15 September 2017.

Closing date for entries is Tuesday, 28 February 2017. Preliminary judging interviews for KZN Durban participants is on 25 March 2017 in Durban and announcement of finalists is 3 April 2017.

For entry forms in English and Afrikaans, please contact me Sonel Steyn sonel.steyn1979@gmail.com or 074 889 4715.

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