Cape Town - Former beauty queen Suzette van der Merwe celebrated her 50th birthday on a tropical island.
Suzette, who was crowned Miss South Africa in 1990, looked incredible as she "leaped into the big 5-0," wearing a white swimsuit in Mozambique.
"Leaping into 50! So much to be grateful for," she captioned a photo on Instagram. "Trust the magic of new beginnings," she shared in another post.
Our reigning Miss South Africa, Tamaryn Green also wished Suzette a happy birthday, writing on Instagram: "To one of the most beautiful women that I know. Happy Birthday @suzettevandermer. What an angel, with a kind heart and generous soul you are. [sic]"
She also thanked the brunette beauty for being a "mentor, friend and mama," adding: "May this year exceed all your expectations. Love you loads."
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