Miss SA hopeful Bianca Schoombee withdraws her entry after racist and crude tweets surface

Bianca Schoombee (Photo: Instagram)
Bianca Schoombee (Photo: Instagram)

UPDPATE: 14:24

According to a tweet shared from SYNC model management, their client, Bianca Schoombe has decided to withdraw her entry from Miss South Africa 2020. 


UPDATE:11:53

In an updated statement shared with Channel24, Miss SA CEO Stephanie Weil addressed queries pertaining to the organisations rules and regulations.

"Our rules state that any semi-finalist or finalist may not have been involved in any unsavoury or unethical incidents or conduct that may bring the organisers or the Miss South Africa pageant into disrepute. Unsavoury or unethical conduct includes, but not limited to, bribery, racism, sexism, slander or libel," the addition to their initial statement reads.


Miss South Africa 2020 hopeful Bianca Schoombee has released a public apology after highly offensive posts, dating back to 2013, were found on her Twitter account on Tuesday night.

A Twitter user uncovered a series of racist and crude social media posts tweeted from the 21-year-old model's private Twitter account. SEE THE THREAD HERE

The Bianca Schoombe Twitter account no longer exists. 

In one tweet, the account made reference to the "N-word" and repeatedly used the word "bitches" as well as other controversial statements.

"Bianca" was the top trending topic on Twitter in South Africa on Wednesday morning.

Bianca has since released a statement on social media saying: "I would like to profusely apologise for putting it out into the universe then."

"Being the person that I am today, I have now dealt with my past by praying," she added. 

Her Instagram account has since been made private. 

SEE THE POST HERE:

Bianca Schoombe

Speaking to Channel24 about whether the incident would affect Bianca's application, Miss South Africa CEO Stephanie Weil said: "We only assess entrants once the deadline for submissions has closed. Once we have a selection of potential semi-finalists, we run the necessary background checks."

"There is good governance in place to ensure that Miss South Africa finalists and semi-finalists align with our values," she added.

Entries for this year's competition opened on 11 May and close on 31 May 2020, at midnight. The organisers have not yet announced its panel of judges nor evaluated any of the entries received

Channel24 has reached out to Bianca for additional comment and will update the article should more information become available. 

(Photo: Screengrab, Bianca Schoombee Instagram/@bianca_schoombee03)