5 Miss SA winners who found love with celebrities

2018-05-15 12:25
5 Miss SA winners who found love with celebrities
Khaya Mthethwa and Ntando Kunene (PHOTO: Khaya Mthethwa Instagram)

They’re beautiful, elegant and quickly made their way into the hearts of South Africans who watched them realise their dreams of winning the Miss SA pageant – but those are not the only hearts some Miss SA winners have stolen.

After reigning as the winner for a year and completing their duties many Miss SAs go on to their happily ever after with some well-known faces in the South African entertainment industry.

We count down five former Miss SA’s and the famous men who wooed them.

1.       Bokang Montjane and Siphiwe Tshabalala

Bokang was crowned Miss SA in 2011 and just two years later Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala put a ring on it.

The couple started dating in 2013 after Bokang made Siphiwe wait two years before she said yes to a date with him. 

Speaking to on Cliffcentral the business woman explained why they kept their relationship private.

“We didn't do it as a public relationship. And I think you just wanna protect it especially at the beginning, you just wanna do you and let it be the two of you and see how far it can get.”

2.       Liesl Laurie and Proverb

This couple was one we never knew we needed. When Liesl was crowned Miss SA in 2015, Proverb was going through what would be the most difficult time in his life – divorcing his wife of 10 years, Onalerona Moreo. Fast forward to 2016, he is standing in a street corner handing out roses at a Proudly SA event and he sees Liesl – it was love at first sight.

The pair officially began dating in 2017 and it has been cuteness overload since then.


3.       Khaya Mthethwa and Ntando Kunene

It’s a match made in heaven!

Ntando quickly became South Africa’s sweetheart when she won the 2016 Miss SA pageant – she was a favourite from the beginning. Two years later, she has found love with Idols SA season 8 winner, Khaya Mthethwa.

Preferring to keep their relationship private, the two never publically announced that they were dating until their official engagement.  They wed in 2017 and shared pictures of their traditional wedding on social media.

4.       Melinda Bam and Adriaan Bergh

A former Miss SA and a former Mr SA fell in love and it was just perfect!

Adriaan proposed to Melinda at the Burj Khalifa in Dubai – the tallest building in the world and they officially wed in 2014 in their very own “bush fairy-tale wedding.”

They have now been together for almost four years and their love is still going strong.

5.       Basetsana and Romeo Kumalo

She was crowned Miss SA in 1994 as the country ushered in a new democracy, and he was a TV personality and a thriving business man. Their love blossomed and in 2000 they had a fairy-tale wedding and we all got to witness it on Top Billing.

18 years later, their love is what everyone dreams of, she still gushes at him and he still looks her with undying love in his eyes. She is now a media mogul and he is still a successful entrepreneur, telecommunications expert, media personality and commercial strategist.