The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
She became popular as one of the 'first plus-sized contestants' to take part in the Miss SA pageant, but Sasha-Lee says her time with the crown will reach far beyond that label.
Some of the ladies opened up about what it's like learning the choreography for the show and how they're feeling leading up to the big night.
24-year-old model Veronika Didusenko is allegedly taking legal action the Miss World organisation after being banned from taking part in the competition because she is divorced and has a five-year-old son.
According to reports, the beauty queen did not have enough time to prepare for the competition as the location and date were made available too late.
The beauty queen, who revealed her Beauty with a Purpose campaign for the competition recently, will jet off to London in hopes of bringing the crown.
The official Miss SA Instagram page shared a post on social media, showing fans how they can help Sasha-Lee by downloading the MobStar app, following her page and liking her images.
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Being a beauty queen may seem like it's all glitz and glamour, but according to former Miss SA and Miss World Rolene Strauss there were a few things she had to give up to fulfil her pageant duties.
The pageant, which is its 68th year, will be taking place in Sanya China, where Thulisa Keyi will be competing against contestants from around the world to win the coveted crown.
Sharing an Instagram post for the first time since competing in the Miss World pageant, Sasha-Lee Olivier thanked supporters for standing by her when she took to the world stage.
SABC 3 has released a statement confirming that their broadcast of the Miss World pageant will be delayed.
The head-to-head challenges for the Miss World pageant have officially kicked off, and Sasha-Lee is already making SA proud.
The competition is set to take place in London this year, with Sasha-Lee Olivier representing South Africa.
South Africa's Miss World representative Sasha-Lee Olivier revealed her Beauty with a Purpose campaign for the international pageant at a conference in Sandton, Johannesburg.
The Miss South Africa organisation confirmed the news to Sasha-Lee herself, sharing her reaction in a video on Instagram. In the clip, Sasha-Lee is surprised with a Miss World SA cake and sash.
It's common for social media pages and YouTube channels to make predictions about who they think will shine at the Miss Universe and Miss World pageants, and this year has been no different.
If you're as crazy about pageants as we are – we're talking the glitz, glamour and the drama – or if you're contemplating chasing a title of your own, then here are 6 local pageants that you should definitely be keeping an eye on.
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