Adé van Heerden. (Photo: Channel24/Miss World South Africa Facebook)
Cape Town – Friends, family and the media gathered at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town on Monday morning to wish Adé van Heerden farewell on her Miss World journey.
The local beauty, who was runner-up at the Miss SA 2017 pageant, will represent the country at the Miss World pageant in Sanya, China on 18 November.
Adé is a medical doctor and second lieutenant in the South African Military Health Services. She has won Protea colours in rhythmic gymnastics and will be doing a ribbon dance as part of the talent portion of the pageant.
Adé’s traditional costume, designed by Matome Seshoka of Antherline Designs, was also revealed at the glitzy breakfast event.
The media also got a glimpse at a version of the gold gown that Adé will be wearing at the Miss World pageant. The gown is inspired by “Africa's golden glow” and was designed by Roxanne Pengilly.