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Miss South Africa 2019: Everything you need to know

Miss South Africa 2019: Everything you need to know

Miss South Africa finalists pose with the new crown. Photo: supplied On 9 August a new Miss South Africa will be crowned at Time Square Arena in Gauteng carrying on a tradition that dates back to 1943. This week saw the unveiling of the crown and the judges panel was revealed. The Miss South Africa crown The crown itself is a brand new creation crafted by American Swiss, especially for the occasion. The crown was named ‘uBuhle bethingo lenkosazana’ and was designed by world-renowned designer Johan Louw. The crown is a celebration of women, diversity and the beauty of the rainbow. The name means beauty of the rainbow when translated into English. Craftsman spent over 192 hours making the gorgeous creation. The distinguished panel of judges Earlier this week we discovered the identities of the pageant’s all-female judging panel that includes South African talk show icon Anele Mdoda and the reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray. Catriona was crowned Miss Universe late last year with our own Tamaryn Green pushing her every step of the way and ultimately finishing in second place. The Phillipino queen has a massive global following and was tipped to win the Miss Universe crown even before the pageant got underway. Catriona could now have a hand in selecting the South African entrant into the glitziest of international pageants. The why behind Miss South Africa Each of the finalists sat down in front of the judges this week to outline who they are and why they have entered the Miss South Africa pageant. Eloïse van der Westhuizen: “Education is the one thing no one can take away from you. They can take your money or your status but not what you know.” #MissSA2019 pic.twitter.com/O8ag1eYmIc — Miss South Africa (@Official_MissSA) August 6, 2019 Where and when can you watch Miss South Africa will be broadcast live on Mzansi Magic and M-Net on DSTV, there is unfortunately no free stream or free-to-air broadcaster but we will be running a live blog of the event to keep everyone up to speed. The event starts at 17:00 SAST on Women’s Day 9 August. What does Miss SA win The winner of Miss SA receives a cash prize of R1-million as well as a car and entry into either the Miss World or Miss Universe pageants. In total Miss SA’s prizes amount to a cash value of about R3-million. South Africa has a distinguished record at international pageants claiming two Miss Universe titles and two Miss World titles

Miss South Africa 2019: Everything you need to know

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