The search is officially on

2019-05-21 06:01
Former and current Miss South Africa’s Ntando Kunene-Mthethwa (2016), Bokang Montjane-Tshabalala (2010), Tamaryn Green (2018) , Liesl Laurie (2015), and Rolene Strauss (2014). PHOTO: Paul Samuels

Former and current Miss South Africa’s Ntando Kunene-Mthethwa (2016), Bokang Montjane-Tshabalala (2010), Tamaryn Green (2018) , Liesl Laurie (2015), and Rolene Strauss (2014). PHOTO: Paul Samuels

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The 2019 Miss South Africa will be crowned on National Women’s Day (Friday 9 August) and entries are now open to the next set of hopefuls.

With prize money of nearly R3m up for grabs, there is not a moment to lose.

Five former Miss South Africa winners have officially launched the Miss South Africa 2019 pageant, with entries having opened on Monday last week.

This year’s winner will walk away with R1m in cash, a car and other fabulous prizes. The runner-up takes home R250 000 in cash and all of the top 16 finalists will receive R 25 000.

Former and current Miss South Africa’s Bokang Montjane-Tshabalala (2010), Rolene Strauss (2014 and Miss World 2014), Liesl Laurie (2015), Ntando Kunene-Mthethwa (2016) and Tamaryn Green (2018) will welcome the new queen.

Strauss says: “Miss South Africa is the ultimate movement towards women empowerment. The platform creates opportunities for so many; from finalists to Miss South Africa and ultimately international participants. The growth I experienced as Miss South Africa did not only lead to the wonderful honour of winning Miss World but it also assisted me in surviving medical school when I went back to studying once my reign was over.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime learning and life-changing opportunity.”

Her view is echoed by Laurie.

“The moment my name was announced as Miss South Africa 2015 my life changed forever. A girl’s lifelong dream came true and the following day a woman’s reality began. It was a reality where the most magical Cinderella story started – from Eldorado Park to the world. My reign as Miss SA will always be one of the most important chapters of my life and that of many people from my township.

“My legacy is that I will forever be a beacon of hope for Eldorado Park and many townships in this country,” she says

Kunene-Mthethwa adds: “Laying down your truth in front of millions of people isn’t easy. Being Miss South Africa gives you that confidence to publicly embrace who you are, flaws and all.

“The pageant being held on such a significant date on 9 August reiterates the role of women in society who shape the future through their chosen field of passion.

Just like in 1956 when more than 20 000 women staged a march on the Union Buildings in Pretoria, to protest against the proposed amendments to the Urban Areas Act, it’s a powerful celebration of women from different races and backgrounds coming together.”

Green says: “This platform has empowered me, not only as a young South African wanting to make a difference in her community but as a medical student and also as a woman.”

Entries will close on Monday 10 June.

V Enter on www.misssa.co.za. Sixteen finalists will be announced on Thursday 11 July.

The 2019 Miss South Africa will be crowned on National Women’s Day (Friday 9 August) and entries are now open to the next set of hopefuls.

With prize money of nearly R3m up for grabs, there is not a moment to lose.

Five former Miss South Africa winners have officially launched the Miss South Africa 2019 pageant, with entries having opened on Monday last week.

This year’s winner will walk away with R1m in cash, a car and other fabulous prizes. The runner-up takes home R250 000 in cash and all of the top 16 finalists will receive R 25 000.

Former and current Miss South Africa’s Bokang Montjane-Tshabalala (2010), Rolene Strauss (2014 and Miss World 2014), Liesl Laurie (2015), Ntando Kunene-Mthethwa (2016) and Tamaryn Green (2018) will welcome the new queen.

Strauss says: “Miss South Africa is the ultimate movement towards women empowerment. The platform creates opportunities for so many; from finalists to Miss South Africa and ultimately international participants. The growth I experienced as Miss South Africa did not only lead to the wonderful honour of winning Miss World but it also assisted me in surviving medical school when I went back to studying once my reign was over.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime learning and life-changing opportunity.”

Her view is echoed by Laurie.

“The moment my name was announced as Miss South Africa 2015 my life changed forever. A girl’s lifelong dream came true and the following day a woman’s reality began. It was a reality where the most magical Cinderella story started – from Eldorado Park to the world. My reign as Miss SA will always be one of the most important chapters of my life and that of many people from my township.

“My legacy is that I will forever be a beacon of hope for Eldorado Park and many townships in this country,” she says

Kunene-Mthethwa adds: “Laying down your truth in front of millions of people isn’t easy. Being Miss South Africa gives you that confidence to publicly embrace who you are, flaws and all.

“The pageant being held on such a significant date on 9 August reiterates the role of women in society who shape the future through their chosen field of passion.

Just like in 1956 when more than 20 000 women staged a march on the Union Buildings in Pretoria, to protest against the proposed amendments to the Urban Areas Act, it’s a powerful celebration of women from different races and backgrounds coming together.”

Green says: “This platform has empowered me, not only as a young South African wanting to make a difference in her community but as a medical student and also as a woman.”

Entries will close on Monday 10 June.

V Enter on www.misssa.co.za. Sixteen finalists will be announced on Thursday 11 July.

The 2019 Miss South Africa will be crowned on National Women’s Day (Friday 9 August) and entries are now open to the next set of hopefuls.

With prize money of nearly R3m up for grabs, there is not a moment to lose.

Five former Miss South Africa winners have officially launched the Miss South Africa 2019 pageant, with entries having opened on Monday last week.

This year’s winner will walk away with R1m in cash, a car and other fabulous prizes. The runner-up takes home R250 000 in cash and all of the top 16 finalists will receive R 25 000.

Former and current Miss South Africa’s Bokang Montjane-Tshabalala (2010), Rolene Strauss (2014 and Miss World 2014), Liesl Laurie (2015), Ntando Kunene-Mthethwa (2016) and Tamaryn Green (2018) will welcome the new queen.

Strauss says: “Miss South Africa is the ultimate movement towards women empowerment. The platform creates opportunities for so many; from finalists to Miss South Africa and ultimately international participants. The growth I experienced as Miss South Africa did not only lead to the wonderful honour of winning Miss World but it also assisted me in surviving medical school when I went back to studying once my reign was over.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime learning and life-changing opportunity.”

Her view is echoed by Laurie.

“The moment my name was announced as Miss South Africa 2015 my life changed forever. A girl’s lifelong dream came true and the following day a woman’s reality began. It was a reality where the most magical Cinderella story started – from Eldorado Park to the world. My reign as Miss SA will always be one of the most important chapters of my life and that of many people from my township.

“My legacy is that I will forever be a beacon of hope for Eldorado Park and many townships in this country,” she says

Kunene-Mthethwa adds: “Laying down your truth in front of millions of people isn’t easy. Being Miss South Africa gives you that confidence to publicly embrace who you are, flaws and all.

“The pageant being held on such a significant date on 9 August reiterates the role of women in society who shape the future through their chosen field of passion.

Just like in 1956 when more than 20 000 women staged a march on the Union Buildings in Pretoria, to protest against the proposed amendments to the Urban Areas Act, it’s a powerful celebration of women from different races and backgrounds coming together.”

Green says: “This platform has empowered me, not only as a young South African wanting to make a difference in her community but as a medical student and also as a woman.”

Entries will close on Monday 10 June.

V Enter on www.misssa.co.za. Sixteen finalists will be announced on Thursday 11 July.

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