Miss South Africa unveils new crown 'Mowana' inspired by tree of life

Led by CEO Stephanie Weil, the Miss South Africa organization officially unveiled a new crown called "Mowana" at a ceremony held on Monday, August 7 in Johannesburg.

Sponsored by Ursula Pule, creative director of Nungu Diamonds, the beautiful masterpiece was inspired by the "Tree of Life" known as the baobab trees.

Present during the unveiling event were Miss South Africa 2023 finalists and newly arrived reigning Miss Universe R'Bonney Gabriel who flew all the way from Bangkok.

The baobab is revered just as women, who are cherished as sources of life and positivity, are. Both are symbols of strength and resilience.

Meanwhile, the African sunrise was used as a metaphor to symbolize the rise of Miss South Africa at the start of her reign, signifying the beginning of her new life as a queen.

The exquisite crown will be worn by the winner of the Miss South Africa 2023 final this coming Sunday, August 13 at Time Square's SunBet Arena in Pretoria.

"She becomes a role model for young people and a South African ambassador who carries the weight of our heritage and of one of the most recognizable symbols of our country, a tree that signifies life."

Check out the new crown below:

Source: Miss South Africa / Instagram

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