SA is the first country in the world to announce how it will hold its annual pageant and find its new title holder. Entries for this year’s competition open online on the Miss South Africa website today
Entries for this year’s pageant opened today (May 11). Miss South Africa 2020 will be crowned in the first weekend in August as the country starts its Women’s Month celebrations with an entertainment-packed pageant which will be broadcast live on both M-Net and Mzansi Magic.
“Last year the Miss South Africa Organisation put the entry process online to make it as easy as possible for would-be contestants, as there were no forms to download and no regional auditions to which hopefuls had to travel. We did this in order to reach as many young women as possible and give candidates from any region of the country the opportunity to take part. This was hugely successful and we received a record number of entries last year and expect to better this again in 2020.
“In this time of Covid-19 and the lockdown, this ‘virtual entry’ has proved to be fortuitous. Those who wish to enter this year can simply visit www.misssa.co.za, answer a number of questions and upload photographs from their social media accounts such as Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. It’s as simple as that,” said Stephanie Weil, CEO of the Miss South Africa Organisation.
“The competition – now in its 62nd year – will continue despite everyone being on lockdown. We will select semi-finalists from all the entries we receive, and this will be followed by the judging, which will be done online. We will then reveal our finalists for the finale in August. As always, the final show will feature a number of top South African entertainment acts and designers and will be broadcast live on M-Net and Mzansi. The only difference is that there won’t be a live audience but rather millions watching from the comfort of their own homes,” she continued.
Zozi filmed the commercial in early February during her triumphant homecoming visit. What’s ironic is that the organisation used a mask as part of their reveal and had nothing to do with Covid-19.
The 2019 Miss Universe titleholder encouraged women to enter, saying, “It is one of the most exciting things I have ever done and it has totally transformed my life. It is the ultimate in female empowerment.”
Entries for this year’s competition close on May 31. To enter, go to www.misssa.co.za and click on the tab ‘Miss South SA 2020’ and then ‘ENTER NOW’.
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