Miss South Africa 2022 will be crowned this month in a not-to-be-missed spectacular filled with top celebrities, entertainment and red-carpet glamour. Here’s what you need to know
Miss South has been one of the biggest platforms for young women to become brand ambassadors for our country. Many have become successful business moguls, such as Basetsana Kumalo, while some have gone on to dominate the global stage, including Rolene Strauss, Demi-Leigh Tebow, Zozibini Tunzi and currently Lalela Mswane. Through this organisation, these women become champions and voices of women’s rights, thought leaders and successful career women who inspire other young South Africans to fulfil their potential, recognise their self-worth and take up space. As the count down to the event draws near, here are things to expect:
This year’s selection team to crown Miss South Africa 2022 include Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi, former Public Protector Thulisile Madonsela, Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss, radio personality, actress and businesswoman Thando Thabethe, Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu, award-winning investigative journalist Devi Sankaree Govender and Miss South Africa 1990 Suzette van der Merwe.
No stranger to South African media and entertainment, Anele Mdoda will host the pageant finale. Mdoda, who has been on the judging panel five times, will be hosting the pageant for the second year, as last year, she co-hosted with Survivor SA presenter Nico Panagio.
Some of the renowned entertainers who will set the stage on fire include rappers personality Boity, Rouge and Nadia Nakai, R&B singer Elaine, Heavy K, Makhadzi, Ndoni Loyiso Gijana, who uses the stage name Lloyiso. Is excitement rousing?
This year’s top 10 finalists will be dressed by prominent designers, including Casey Jeanne, Georges Malelu, Thando Thabethe, William de Beer, Juan William Aria, Jolandie Fouche and Zamaswazi Mathole.
The red carpet host:
The country’s celebrated media personality, comedian and YouTube sensation, Moshe Ndiki, will usher in guests on the red carpet and set the mood for the evening ahead.
This year’s pageant is back in Gauteng and will be staged at the SunBet Arena at Time Square, Pretoria.
The top 10 finalists:
This year’s Miss SA 2022 will take home a package of prizes and sponsorships worth over R3 million. They are:
Miss South Africa 2022 will be broadcast live on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) and M-Net (DStv 101) on August 13, from 18:30 and streamed for an international audience on the Miss South Africa app.
If you want to be a part of the event, you can buy your tickets on the Miss South Africa app or website as well as on the Ticketmaster website. VIP Tickets are R1500 per person. General Access Tickets are between R250-R450 per person.