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Johannesburg – In an official statement to the media, Sun
International, license holder of Miss South Africa, addressed concerns of a fake Instagram
account that has been brought to their attention.
“The account makes use of the official Miss South Africa
2017 branding, which has been manipulated and claims to be the official account
for Miss Teen SA,” the statement reads.
“Sun International and its partners have no affiliation with
the Miss Teen SA Instagram account that have abused our Miss South Africa logo
to lend credibility to this fake page. We do not endorse any content published
or prizes offered on this page. We have escalated our concerns and are taking
the neccesary steps to ensure that we address this as a matter of urgency,”
adds Claudia Henkel.
The fake account includes the promise of R500 000 worth of
prizes and a modeling contract.