5 things to know about Miss SA 2021, Lalela Mswane

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Lalela Mswane has been crowned Miss SA.
Lalela Mswane has been crowned Miss SA.
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This past weekend, 24-year-old Lalela Mswane walked away with the coveted Miss South Africa 2021 title at the Grand West Arena in Cape Town.

Mswane walked away with a R4 million prize package, which includes the use of a fully-furnished apartment in Sandton, a Mercedes Benz C-Class Sedan for the year of her reign, and R1 million in cash. 

@lalela_mswane Instagram.

Apart from her gorgeous looks and her smart mind that stole the hearts of the judges, Mswane has achieved a lot before being crowned Miss SA.

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Here are 5 things you should know about her.

1. She has a law degree

Lalela Mswane holds a Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Pretoria. She graduated in record time in 2019.

2. She is a ballet dancer

Lalela is a professional dancer. She specialises in ballet dancing and started her dancing career at the age of nine.

@lalela_mswane Instagram.

3. She started her modelling career at 16

Mswane is also a professional model who is signed to Alushi Models. She started her modelling career at the age of 16 and booked her first billboard a year later for DStv. In 2020, she became the face of David Tlale’s fragrance, Exotic.

@lalela_mswane Instagram.

4. She sucked her thumb until she turned 18

According to the Miss SA website, Lalela sucked her thumb for the first 18 years of her life. Speaking to Sowetan Live about this, she said that sucking her thumb was comforting for her.

“I just found comfort in it to a point where I was dependent on it and I couldn’t even fall asleep without sucking my thumb. I stopped after I fell asleep without doing it and I didn’t die,” she told the publication.

5. Her late father was a minister and diplomat

Mswane is the daughter of Muntu Mswane, an Eswatini-born minister and diplomat who passed away in 2010 when she was 13 years old.

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