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PIC: Basetsana Kumalo looks back on her Miss World 1994 journey

2018-11-21 17:22
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Cape Town - Former Miss South African and TV personality Basetsana Kumalo reflected on her time at the Miss World pageant in 1994. 

Basetsana was crowned first runner-up at the prestigious beauty pageant 24 years ago, where she competed for the title of Miss World at the Sun Sun City Superbowl in Johannesburg.

That year Miss India, the gorgeous Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, took home the title. 

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In an Instagram post, which was first shared by the Proudly South African Beauties' account, captions a photo of Basetsana: "From the moment the pageant started and the contestants started arriving in SA Basetsana impressed with her undeniable beauty and charm."

Basetsana reposted the collage image, writing: "I forever remain indebted for this chapter of my life."

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I forever remain indebted for this chapter of my life. ???????????? #Repost @proudlysabeauties with @get_repost ··· On this day exactly 24 years ago gorgeous @basetsanakumalo competed against 86 other women for the 44th Miss World title at the Sun City Superbowl, South Africa. From the moment the pageant started and the contestants started arriving in SA Basetsana impressed with her undeniable beauty and charm. She almost snatched the crown, but ultimately placed as 1st Runner-up to another crowd favourite - beautiful @aishwaryaraibachchan_arb of India, who became her country’s 2nd Miss World. Irene Ferreira of Venezuela placed 3rd. This has to be one of my all-time favourite editions of Miss World! I loved everything from the contestant introductions, judges, presenters and the beautiful stage. And don’t get me started on the Top 10 finalists - they were magnificent! It included a diverse group of beauties from Croatia, Zimbabwe, UK, Malaysia, Belgium, Philippines and Greece. Sweet Rahima Orchient Yayah (Miss Malaysia) even ended her speech with ‘baie dankie!’ (Afrikaans for thank you). Any one of these women would have made a remarkable titleholder. What I miss most about the old days is the absolute glamour and spectacle of the final show and this edition had it in spades! It was a global event that attracted the who’s who of the world. It had stature, class and will be remembered by many as one of the finest. #missworld #missworld1994 #missmundo #missworldsouthafrica #missworldindia #basetsanakumalo #aishwaryarai #ireneferreira #missworldvenezuela #???? #proudlysabeauties #misssa #misssouthafrica #misssa1994 #southafrican #beautyqueen #queen #?? #pageant #missindia #misscroatia #missmalaysia #missphilippines #missbelgium #misszimbabwe #missgreece #missunitedkingdom

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