Miss SA 2019: A New Era for Miss South Africa

In the month of August, we celebrate all of the phenomenal women who inspire, motivate and empower us. This year’s Women’s day was no exception. You may have heard the buzz surrounding this year’s Miss South Africa pageant and if you weren’t there (we’ll forgive you this one time) we have all the details!

The Miss SA pageant was held at the Time Square Arena with 16 beautiful, compassionate and fierce women all competing for the new #Buhle crown.

Online Entries

It was announced earlier this year, that entries will be online so that all women have a fair and equal chance of entering. (We LOVE this idea!)

Entries started streaming in and the organization reached a record number of entries! Over a thousand women entered the famous pageant with the hope and dream of becoming Miss South Africa. From the entries, 16 diverse and all-inclusive finalists were selected to compete.

This year saw one of the most unique and diverse groups of finalists that the organization has ever had, and we are here for it!

Miss SA finalists
Official Miss South Africa Facebook

Top 10

On the evening of the pageant, the 16 ladies who made it to the final round were narrowed down to 10 beautiful women. The top 10 then had to compete in the swimwear division. The ladies stunned in body-hugging one-pieces giving us a whole new level of confidence. The Sun Arena was lit up and we are not talking about the bursts of flames from the stage!

The Host

Bonang Matheba, the host of the event, wowed us in stunning ensemble’s leaving us breathless. As per usual, she did not disappoint. Being Bonang, she had numerous outfit changes and they were all amazing, taking us back to that same fierce vibe that Katniss gave us with The Hunger Games.

Bonang Matheba
Instagram.com/BonangMatheba/

Top 5

Finally, the top 5 were announced which included Kgothatso Dithebe, Sasha-Lee Olivier, Zozibini Tunzi, Eloïse van der Westhuizen and Nompumelelo Maduna.

Each of the five ladies had an opportunity to answer a different question provided by each of the all-women judging panel. The ladies made their voices heard on key issues including education and women’s rights.

Top 2

In a nail-biting moment, the top 2 were announced: Sasha Lee Olivier and Zozibini Tunzi.

Sasha-Lee Oliver
Official Miss South Africa Facebook, Sasha-Lee Olivier
Zozibini Tunzi
Official Miss South Africa Facebook, Zozibini Tunzi

Diversity

What made this year special, was that there was no lack of representation and the contestants were tested on more than their beauty.

And the winner is…

Finally, Bonang announced our new Miss South Africa! Grab a glass of champagne, darling, and meet your new Miss SA, Zozibini Tunzi!

Zozibini Tunzi
Official Miss South Africa Facebook

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Anzéll van der Merwe
Anzéll van der Merwe

BLOSS Youth Celebrity Editor

Anzéll Van Der Merwe is a third year Bcom Business Management student at the University of Pretoria and she works part-time as a Medical Administrator. She lived in Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania for five years but is currently residing in Pretoria, South Africa. Her favourite hobby is reading because she loves the feeling of becoming a part of someone else's story. Her goal in life is to be the best version of herself every day, meaning that she aims to be happy with the outcome of things because she knows that she did her best. Her favourite quote is: "Life is not about who you once were. It's about who you have become and who you have the potential to be."

2 Comments
  1. Wow…. written with just the right amount of detail that makes me imagine that I was there sitting right next to Anzelle.. . Thank you!!

    Anzelle you are also a true beauty and your direction in life is clear. You will be sucsessfull no matter what obstickles you encounter. You have showed us!!
    Hats off to you…. I salute you!!!
    Well done

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