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Miss Earth South Africa 2022 is Ziphozethu Sithebe

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Ziphozethu Sithebe was named Miss Earth South Africa 2022 on Thursday, September 29 at the Southern Sun Rosebank in Johannesburg. The 21-year-old TV personality and an aspiring pilot succeeded last year's titleholder Nompumelelo Maduna and will now prepare to represent South Africa at the Miss Earth 2022 pageant in the Philippines this November. "Thank you [Miss Earth South Africa] for your belief in me. Thank you to my family, friends and all South Africans who supported my journey - what a journey it has been," she wrote in a statement on social media. "I have no words to express how grateful I am to be Miss Earth SA 2022. The real work begins now," she added. Joining her in the special event were her runner-up Nthabiseng Kgasi and fellow ambassadors Angelique Fourie and Melissa Lederle. Leading the announcement at the media gathering was environmentalist, former Miss Earth South Africa and now national director Catherine Constantinides. Meet the new Miss Eart

HIGHLIGHTS: Miss South Africa 2022 final competition Top 5 Q&A

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Miss South Africa 2022 has already concluded on Saturday, August 13 with the crowning of Ndavi Nokeri and we still can't get over how powerful the question and answer portion of the pageant was. The new Miss South Africa together with the rest of the Top 5 finalists Ayanda Thabethe, Lebogang Mahlangu, Luvé Meyer, and Tamsyn Jack gave compelling answers to the questions from the all-female selection committee. With Miss Supranational, Miss World, and Miss Universe titles under its belt, South Africa is undeniably one of the forces to reckon with in pageantry not only for their beauty but also their brains. The speaking abilities of these empowered South African women can't be ignored. Here are the tough questions in the nerve-racking round and their answers: On this stage right now, you have an opportunity to speak truth to power. What truth do you want those who are there in power right now who are leading our country to hear? Luvé Meyer (Top 5 finalist): "Suicide is the

Miss South Africa 2022 is Ndavi Nokeri

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Ndavi Nokeri bested nine other finalists to be crowned Miss South Africa 2022 in a glittering competition held on Saturday, August 13 at the SunBet Arena, Time Square in Pretoria. The 23-year-old beauty hails from Tzaneen in Limpopo. She holds a degree in investment management from the University of Pretoria and currently works for an asset management firm in Cape Town. Ayanda Thabethe from KwaZulu-Natal and Lebogang Mahlangu from Gauteng were the first and second runners-up, respectively. Western Cape's Luvé Meyer and Tamsyn Jack completed the Top 5 finalists. Reigning Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu from India was a special guest at the event and was part of the all-female selection committee. She was joined in the panel by former queens Zozibini Tunzi and Rolene Strauss. The new Miss South Africa succeeds last year's titleholder and reigning Miss Supranational Lalela Mswane and will go on to represent her country at Miss Universe 2022, Miss World 2022, or Miss Supranational 202

LIVE UPDATES: Miss South Africa 2022 Final Results

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Miss South Africa 2022 final competition is taking place tonight from 6:30 p.m. at the SunBet Arena, Time Square in Pretoria. This year's edition will be hosted by South African television personality, presenter, and author Anele Mdoda; and comedian, TV personality and YouTube sensation Moshe Ndiki while guest performers include Nadia Nakai, Boity Thulo, Rouge, Heavy-K, Elaine, Makhadzi, Lloyiso, and Ndoni. An all-female selection committee includes advocate and professor of law Thulisile Madonsela; Miss Universe 2021 from India Harnaaz Sandhu; media personality and entrepreneur Thando Thabethe; Miss South Africa 1990 Suzette van der Merwe; investigative television journalist Devi Sankaree Govender; Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss; and Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi. The show is broadcasting on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161), Mnet (DStv Channel 101), and live streaming on the Miss South Africa app . Reigning Miss South Africa and recently crowned Miss Supranational 2022 Lalela M

FAVORITES: Who will be crowned Miss South Africa 2022?

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Miss South Africa 2022, the 64th Miss South Africa edition will take place tonight at Time Square's SunBet Arena in Pretoria. A remarkable group of 10 finalists will be vying for the crown and the opportunity to represent South Africa at Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss Supranational. An all-female selection committee including the reigning Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu, Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi, and Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss will have the most difficult task in choosing the most deserving winner. Who will succeed the reigning Miss South Africa Lalela Mswane? Meet our FINAL 5 favorites for the crown: Anarzade Omar Keaoleboga Nkashe Luvé Meyer Luyanda Zuma Ndavi Nokeri Miss South Africa 2022 will be broadcast at 6:30 p.m. local time on Mzansi Magic, Mnet, and live streaming via Miss South Africa app for the international audience. Photos: Miss South Africa

Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu stuns in black at Miss South Africa 2022 judging day

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Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu looked stunning in a black dress by Pinkapple Dresses during the Miss South Africa 2022 judging day. The Indian beauty queen arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa on Monday, August 8 to be part of this year's all-female selection committee. This is the first time for the reigning Miss Universe to visit the country and she was very ecstatic to meet her fellow Miss Universe sister, South Africa's very own Zozibini Tunzi (Miss Universe 2019). Tune in this Saturday, August 13 to see who among the Top 10 finalists will be crowned the next Miss South Africa and have the opportunity to represent the "rainbow nation" at Miss Universe 2022. Photos: Miss Universe

Miss South Africa 2022: Get to know the Top 10 finalists

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Miss South Africa 2022 will take place on August 13 at Time Square's SunBet Arena in Pretoria. Ten finalists will compete for the national beauty title and the opportunity to represent South Africa on the global stage (Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss Supranational). Reigning Miss South Africa, Lalela Mswane, who represented her country at 70th Miss Universe and recently won Miss Supranational 2022, will crown her successor at the end of the event. Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu, former Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi, and former Miss World Rolene Strauss will be part of the selection committee. Tickets for the live show and online streaming are available at https://www.misssa.co.za/ Get to know the Top 10 finalists: Anarzade Omar - 23, from Crown Gardens in Johannesburg, Gauteng. She holds a degree in strategic communication in marketing from the University of Johannesburg and works as a social media manager at a digital marketing agency. In addition, she is a social media cont

Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu to judge Miss South Africa 2022

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Reigning Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu has been announced to be part of the selection committee for the upcoming Miss South Africa 2022 pageant. The Indian beauty will join former queens Zozibini Tunzi (Miss Universe 2020) and Rolene Strauss (Miss World 2014) at the judging table to select the next South African representatives for Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss Supranational. For her advice to the Top 10 finalists, Harnaaz said: "Be authentic! Use every minute and moment to showcase your true self, not only to the judges but to the people you are working with, those who are working on the production, your fans, and the global audience who is watching! This is your time to shine and make the most out of this magical storyline you have chosen to be a part of." Miss South Africa 2022 will air live from the SunBet Arena at Time Square, Pretoria on Saturday, August 13 at 6:30 p.m. local time. Photo: Miss South Africa

South Africa's Miss Supranational 2022 Lalela Mswane returns home

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Miss Supranational 2022 from South Africa, Lalela Mswane, has returned to her home country two weeks after winning her international title in Poland. The 25-year-old arrived at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Friday, July 29. She was warmly welcomed by her friends, family, acting CEO of Brand South Africa Sithembile Ntombela, and the Miss South Africa organizers. At a press conference, Lalela reiterated that her win was not only for herself but for South Africa as a whole. She reaffirmed her commitment to working harder than ever on her projects, which will be focusing on issues surrounding unemployment. With the full support of the Miss Supranational Organization, she will also start addressing the issue of cyberbullying which is something that is affecting many people the world over. Lalela bested 68 other contestants to win her country's first-ever Miss Supranational in a glittering competition held at the Strzelecki Park Amphitheater in Nowy Sącz, Małopolska,

Miss Grand International 2022: Meet the delegates from Colombia, Costa Rica, Ghana, Honduras, Nicaragua and South Africa

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Over 30 delegates have already been confirmed to compete in the 10th-anniversary edition of the Miss Grand International pageant this October in Indonesia. Meet the delegates from Colombia, Costa Rica, Ghana, Honduras, Nicaragua, and South Africa: Miss Grand Colombia 2022 Priscilla Londoño is a 28-year-old US-based model and entrepreneur with an associate's degree in communications and public relations. Miss Grand Costa Rica 2022 Brenda Muñoz Hernández is a 28-year-old renowned model and influencer in Central America. She is a public relations student who hails from the province of Guanacaste. Miss Grand Ghana 2022 Priscilla Bossman-Pinkrah is a 20-year-old model and postgraduate student who holds a master's degree in brand and communications management. Miss Grand Honduras 2022 Saira Cacho is a 21-year-old beauty from Tegucigalpa. She is a Garifuna dancer, model and medical student. Miss Grand Nicaragua 2022 Maycrin Yuliet Jaenz is a 23-year-old accounting and marketing studen

CROWNING MOMENT: Lalela Mswane, first South African and woman of color to win Miss Supranational

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South Africa's Lalela Mswane has last night made history not only for winning her country's first Miss Supranational but also for becoming the first woman of color to win the coveted title. "I’m simply at a loss for words," the newly crowned Miss Supranational 2022 said in a statement on social media the day after winning the glittering competition at Strzelecki Park Amphitheater in Nowy Sącz, Poland. Lalela succeeded last year's titleholder, Chanique Rabe of Namibia, after beating 68 other women during the 13th edition of the Poland-based pageant. "With this crown I carry the hopes, dreams of women who have come before me and those to come. It serves as affirmation that no dream is too small, no journey insurmountable to conquer. May it be a constant reminder to allow your feet to lead you to wherever it is your heart desires," the 25-year-old shared with a video of her emotional crowning moment. Lalela hails from Richards Bay, in the KwaZulu-Natal prov

Miss Supranational 2022 is South Africa's Lalela Mswane

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Lalela Mswane from South Africa was crowned Miss Supranational 2022 at the Strzelecki Park Amphitheater in Nowy Sącz, Poland on Friday, July 15. The 25-year-old law graduate and model who hails from Richards Bay in the KwaZulu-Natal province bested 68 other contestants from around the world to win her country's first Miss Supranational crown. She succeeds last year's winner from Namibia, Chanique Rabe. Praewwanich Ruangthong of Thailand was named first runner-up while Nguyen Huynh Kim Duyen of Vietnam finished second runner-up. The representatives from Venezuela, Ismelys Velásquez, and Indonesia, Adinda Cresheilla were the third and fourth runners-up, respectively. Completing the Top 12 were Colombia, Czech Republic, India, Kenya, Mauritius, Peru, and Poland. Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Ghana, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Malaysia, Namibia, Philippines, Romania, and Trinidad and Tobago were the rest of the Top 24. The new Miss Supranational is no stranger to pageantry. She won

LIVE UPDATES: Miss Supranational 2022 Final Competition Results

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Miss Supranational 2022, the 13th edition of the Polish-based international pageant, is taking place tonight at Strzelecki Park Amphitheater in Nowy Sącz, Poland. Sixty-nine contestants from around the world are competing for the international crown. Three countries that debuted this year are Cambodia, Kyrgyzstan, and Lesotho. A new crown designed by renowned Mexican jewelry designer Ricardo Patraca was introduced during the preliminary competition on Tuesday, July 12. Miss Supranational 2021 from Namibia, Chanique Rabe will crown her successor at the end of tonight's event that airs live on Miss Supranational Official YouTube channel from 8 p.m. (Poland time). The show is hosted by Ivan Podrez (presenter of the Miss Supranational challenges), Anita Nneka Jones (presenter for Sky News, BBC Radio London and Premier League), and Martin Fitch ( Polish presenter and actor). The judges (panel of experts) include Anntonia Porsild (Miss Supranational 2019), Chanique Rabe (Miss Supranatio

Miss South Africa 2022 Top 10 finalists announced

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The Top 10 official finalists vying for the title of Miss South Africa 2022 have been announced on Monday, June 13 at the Maslow Hotel in Sandton. This year's national competition will take place at the Time Square's SunBet Arena in Pretoria and the winners are expected to represent South Africa at the international Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss Supranational pageants. Meet the Top 10 official finalists: Anarzade Omar (23) from Crown Gardens Johannesburg, Gauteng has a BA in Strategic Communication in Marketing from the University of Johannesburg and works as a social media manager at a digital marketing agency. Ayanda Thabethe (22) from Maritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal is currently pursuing a degree in dietetics and human nutrition. Itumeleng Parage (22) from Central Western Jabavu in Soweto, Gauteng is a law student who holds a Bachelor of Arts (law major) degree from the University of Witwatersrand. Keaoleboga Nkashe (26) from Itsoseng, in the Ngaka Modiri Molema District

Lalela Mswane to represent South Africa at Miss Supranational 2022

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Miss South Africa Organization has officially announced that Lalela Mswane will be sent to the 13th edition of the Miss Supranational pageant. The 24-year-old beauty was crowned Miss South Africa last October in Cape Town. She went on to participate in the 70th Miss Universe pageant last December in Israel and placed second runner-up among 80 contestants. Miss South Africa CEO Stephanie Weil said, "We are super excited about this year’s edition of Miss Supranational and that Lalela will represent us at this prestigious event." “We once again call on all South Africans to show their support and we believe she will make us all proud,” she added. The new Miss Supranational South Africa is a proud Zulu woman who hails from KwaSokhulu, in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal. She is a professional model, ballerina, and holds a law degree. Miss Supranational 2022 is expected to be held in Poland this July, where Chanique Rabe of Namibia will hand over the crown to her successor at the end o