12 finalists named for Miss SA

2014-02-02 23:06

Johannesburg - The 12 finalists who will be doing battle for the Miss SA 2014 title, were named at a function in Johannesburg on Sunday.

The Miss SA pageant, which is presented by Sun International and sponsored by Cell C, takes place at Sun City on 30 March.

In the running are:

Abigail de Jager from Nelspruit in Mpumalanga

Anzél Stofberg from Stellenbosch in the Western Cape

Caylene Marais from Roodepoort in Gauteng

Dipalesa Mbola from Bloemfontein in Free State

Jade Hubner from Bergvliet in Cape Town

Julia Petersen from Greenwood Park in Durban

Matlala Mokoko from Marogwe in Limpopo

Mishka Patel from the Western Cape

Rolene Strauss from Bloemfontein in the Free State

Tidimalo Sehlako from Vereeniging in Gauteng

Tshegofatso Monggae from Roodepoort in Gauteng

Ziphozakhe Zokufa from Walmer in the Eastern Cape

The event organisers say the list of credentials of the finalists is impressive - many have completed or are studying for business degrees; one is on her way to become a medical doctor; one has national colours for netball; others have provincial colours for judo, water polo and horse-riding, while one contestant worked for a while as a professional singer.

Television viewers will be able to get to know their favourite finalist in the build-up to the crowning thanks to the reality show The Road to Miss South Africa being screened each Sunday on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161) at 17:30.

This “Miss South Africa boot-camp” puts the 12 through a series of challenges including filming a TV commercial for Cell C; taking part in a safari with a twist; teaching a class about the insect world; a pancake and cupcake baking competition and a runway show with a difference.

Alison McKie, of Sun International, says they are delighted with this year’s finalists: “We believe we have a very strong Top 12, a group of young women who are passionate about competing and who have the intelligence and dedication to be a winner.

"The judges had a difficult task choosing the 12 from the 33 semi-finalists, but I am confident that the eventual winner will prove a powerful ambassador for the Miss South Africa brand.”

Suzette van der Merwe, Executive: Commercial Communications for Cell C and the 1990 Miss South Africa was also impressed with the standard of the Top 12 and believes that the winner will do full justice to the brand.
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