WATCH | A look inside the Miss South Africa top 35 interview room

Zozibini Tunzi, Tamaryn Green
Zozibini Tunzi, Tamaryn Green
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  • Due to the coronavirus pandemic and restrictions on movement, Miss South Africa 2020 has adopted a virtual judging process.
  • The four judges have the mammoth task to whittle down the 35 semi-finalists to a top 16.
  • Throughout the interviews, the judges wore Miss South Africa branded face masks, which will be made available to the public soon.


Due to the coronavirus pandemic and national restrictions on travel and large gatherings, the Miss South Africa 2020 top 35 interviews have moved to a digital space. 

As the ladies were unable to meet the judges face-to-face, the judges met with this year's semi-finalist on Zoom. 

Despite coronavirus concerns, the Miss South Africa Organisation has confirmed that the 2020 pageant will be going ahead as planned with a "new format" that includes a virtual judging process. 

The 2020 top 35 is an impressive and diverse group. Among them are two medical doctors, a lawyer, a teacher, a filmmaker, a singer, a fashion designer as well as models, graduates, and students.

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The four judges, Anele Mdoda, Bokang Montjane-Tshabalala, Liesl Laurie and Adè van Heerden, have a tough job ahead, as they recently conducted virtual interviews to determine to this year's top 16.

Sharing a look from inside the interview room, the Miss South Africa Organisation writes: "The nerves are high, but the TOP 35 are bringing in their A-game. [sic]"

Throughout the interviews, the judges wore Miss South Africa branded face masks, which according to the post will be available to the public "soon."

We also got to hear some of the questions the ladies were asked during the interview round, which included their understanding of Miss South Africa's role, and how they would use the title if crowned the winner.

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