Finally, the number of contestants vying for Miss South Africa has been narrowed down to 10. This exciting announcement was made by the organisers on Wednesday the 5th of August 2020.
The Miss SA 2020 top 10 finalists are:
Aphelele Mbiyo (24), a Mthata-born Integrated Marketing Communications graduate from Joburg. Also, from Joburg, in Soweto is Busisiwe Mmotla (27), a Senior & FET Phase teacher, who graduated from the University of Johannesburg.
Representing the Capital City (Pretoria) is Chantelle Pretorius (24) a full-time international model with a diploma in nutrition and is working towards finishing her B.Com Business Management degree.
From Cape Town, we have Jordan van der Vyver (24), an international model who usually spends half the year working overseas.
From Chatsworth, KwaZulu Natal, but Joburg based, is Karishma Ramdev (25), a medical doctor at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital.
Lebogang Mahlangu (24) represents Soshanguve, Pretoria. She is a food scientist working in research and development for a large multi-national. And from Butterworth, Eastern Cape is Melissa Nayimuli (24) who resides in Sunninghill, Johannesburg where she works as an account manager for a marketing agency.
From Tshwane, Centurion is Natasha Jourbet (23), a B.Com in Marketing Management graduate working in PR at a firm of attorneys.
From the north is Shudufhadzo Musida (24) from Ha-Masia in Limpopo. She has a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Pretoria and is currently doing her BA Honours in International Relations at the University of Witwatersrand.
Lastly, there is Thato Mosehle (25) from Klerksdorp in the North West. She is a doctor currently completing her internship to become an anesthesiologist.
Miss South Africa 2020 will be the 62nd edition of the Miss South Africa pageant. The final will be held on 24 October 2020 and screened live on M-Net and Mzansi Magic. Sasha-Lee Olivier will crown her successor at the end of the event.
Organisers also confirmed that for the first time in the history of the pageant, the contestants who make the top 3 will represent the country at the world’s three most prestigious pageants, namely Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss Supranational.
In spite of the lockdown regulations which restrict public events and activities, the virtual Vodacom Durban July was a great success with fashion at the forefront as usual. Under the theme ‘Butterflies’, the designers showcased their best creations with the bedazzled face masks to match the theme.
The event took place at Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse on Saturday the 25th of July 2020 as a broadcast-only event behind closed doors. Keeping the fashion alive and showcasing at the event were designers such as Nguni Shades and Quiteria Atelier, to name a few. This year’s partnership with the Durban Fashion Fair saw the fashion element of the event taken care of by showcasing designers from the province.
According to organisers, this year’s Durban July will be virtual. The event will take place at Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse on Saturday the 25th of July 2020 as a broadcast-only event behind closed door.
Keeping the fashion alive and showcasing at the event will be designers such as Nguni Shades and Quiteria Atelier. Here’s a preview of what they will be showing.
The event’s fashion coordinator, Tiffany Prior says that fashion will still be a focal point of the Durban July, but the format will change to comply with the ‘behind closed doors’ requirements of the event. “The Butterflies theme is amazing as it touches on metamorphosis and change which is top of mind at the moment,” she says.
Reigning Miss South Africa Sasha-Lee Olivier went live on Instagram to announce this year’s top 15 on Wednesday the 24th of June 2020.
Subsequent to the announcement, the public is encouraged to vote for their favourite, who will make up the top 10 to compete in the finale which will take place later in the year. The top 10 will be announced at the end of July.
Here are the top 15 finalists in alphabetic order:
The Miss South Africa 2020 top 35 finalists were unveiled earlier this week. We celebrate the Queens that have been selected and look forward to watching them go through the journey of becoming Miss SA.
The group of ladies are an impressive and diverse group which includes two medical doctors, a lawyer, a teacher, a film maker, a singer and a fashion designer.
Over the next few weeks, the 35 beauties will have to set out to amaze this year’s judges, amongst others, Anele Mdoda and three former Miss SA winners, Bokang Montjane
HERE ARE THE TOP 35 FINALISTS IN ALPHABETIC ORDER:
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A Rich Mnisi polo neck and skirt from the retails for R2,000 and R1,300. His Azania bags range from R13,000 to R32,000. Rich Mnisi has dressed several famous faces including international superstar Beyoncé.
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