PICS: 9 former Miss South Africas and their children

Rolene Strauss. (Photo: Instagram)
Rolene Strauss. (Photo: Instagram)

Cape Town - We've rounded up some of the most stunning photos of former Miss South Africas and their children - from itty bitty babies to teenagers! 

Even when running errands with their toddlers in tow, or spending the day with their teenagers, these ladies make parenting look effortless and oh so, glamorous. 

Thanks to social media, we get a glimpse into their lives, and by the looks of things, these kiddos have hit the genetic jackpot! 


1. Ntando Kunene

Miss South Africa 2016 Ntando Kunene and her husband, Idols SA season 8 winner, Khaya Mthethewa, welcomed their first child together in February. 

The couple, who named their son Oyinkosi Mthethewa, love taking their baby boy for walks and spending time as a family outside.   

"A messy home and a mom trying to get ready while keeping an eye on baby," Ntando wrote on Instagram, about motherhood. 

2. Rolene Strauss

Rolene Strauss, who was crowned Miss World 2014, has a two-year-old son with her husband D'Niel.

The couple's son, whose name they don't want in the media, is two years and seven months old.

The former beauty queen recently announced that she is expecting her second child. 

She made big reveal on YouTube, saying: "For a while we could give him all our time and attention. So it feels that the time is right to get pregnant again." 

3. Bokang Montjane

Kaizer Chiefs footballer Siphiwe Tshabalala and his wife‚ former Miss South Africa, Bokang Montjane have a one-year-old son together. 

Speaking to TshisaLIVE‚ Bokang said that her life changed the day she became a mother and she felt it was her greatest calling.

But that doesn't mean she wants to have another child too soon - even though Simphiwe said he is looking forward to having a big family! 

4. Tansey Coetzee

Former Miss South Africa Tansey Coetzee and her husband Kolapo Sodeinde welcomed a baby girl in 2018.

The former beauty queen celebrated her little girl's arrival with not one but two baby showers, with guests that included Bonang Matheba and Shashi Naidoo. 

Tansey loves flooding our timeline with photos of her daughter dressed in matching outfits and accessories. 

5. Claudia Henkel

Claudia Henkel welcomed her adorable twins into the world in 2018. 

The former Miss South Africa shared the first snap of herself cuddling her newborns on social media, but it would be a while before we were privy to seeing their cute faces. 

"Love them, cherish them , make them believe that their dreams are possible, guide and support them," Claudia captioned a photo of her twins on Facebook.  

6. Cindy Nell

Former Miss South Africa Cindy Nell is mom to Ethan and Aenea.

Aenea has her own YouTube channel for kids. "It started as a channel about opening toys," Cindy told YOU. Her daughter loves similar videos.

"She's seen me on television and told me she wanted her own YouTube channel."

At first, Cindy thought Aenea may forget about the idea but she persisted and so Cindy helped her start it.

7. Bernalee Daniell

Bernalee Daniell who took the Miss South Africa crown more than 20 years ago, has two teenage sons. 

"From a health perspective, as a single mom, I just don't have enough time in my day to exercise (no excuse I know). Luckily with two teenage boys, I can keep fairly active," told Glamour

8. Suzette van der Merwe

Miss South Africa 1990 Suzette van der Merwe has two children, a daughter Skye and a son, Graydon.

"Ever since she was a little girl of three years old Skye has only had one dream and that's to do drama. She wants to be a stage actress, preferably on Broadway," Suzette says proudly told YOU magazine.

9. Anneline Kriel

Anneline Kriel, Miss South Africa 1974, has two teenage daughters from a previous marriage, named Whitney Tucker, Tayla Tucker. 

The three, recently appeared in a magazine photo shoot together - and the two certainly inherited their mother's good looks. 

Compiled by Graye Morkel (Sources: YOU, Glamour, TshisaLive, Facebook)

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