Miss South Africa organisers believe that lockdown may result in a record number of applicants, and an increased interest in the pageant which celebrates its 62nd anniversary this year.
“Face your power. Embrace your future” is the tagline of the Miss South Africa competition. But what do you need to know if you are interested in entering?
The history of Miss South Africa
Current titleholder, Zozibini Tunzi who later went on to take the Miss Universe title, looks to hand over her crown to a new recipient. The platform promotes women empowerment and has been in existence for over sixty years.
The beauty pageant has launched the careers of many South African socialites and has had three past title holders win Miss Universe; Zozibini Tunzi (2019), Demi-Leigh Nel Peters (2017) and Margeret Gardener (1978).
Miss South Africa also boasts three title winners that have become Miss World, the world’s oldest beauty pageant. Rolene Strauss (2014), Anneline Kriel (1974) and Penelope Coelen (1958).
Will your name be next to be featured in the Miss South Africa hall of fame?
Eligibility for the pageant
- You are older than 20 and under the age of 28, which means that you can turn 28 in the year of your reign which starts in August 2020
- You are a South African citizen and you have a valid Identity Document or passport
- You are not required to have a driver’s license to enter the pageant. Should you be crowned, you would need to take steps to get your licence due to motor sponsorships
- You have a matric certificate, which needs to be provided as proof. Additionally, should you have any other tertiary qualifications, this too needs to be verified. These qualifications will be verified if you make it to the semi-finals
- You are not married and have not had your marriage annulled
- Should you be in a relationship or engaged at the time of entry, you cannot get married in the year of your reign
- The applicant cannot be pregnant, have given birth to a child or act as a legal guardian upon entering
- Past finalists and semi-finalists may enter. However, past title holders will not be accepted
- You have a criminal-free record
- You are allowed to have visible tattoos and piercings
- Finalists will be required to make appearances at certain events and workshops
- You cannot enter another competition that is within the time frame of Miss South Africa
- No family members of the Miss South Africa organisation, related companies and sponsors may enter.
To enter, go to www.misssa.co.za.
Should you be selected as a contender for this year’s competition, you need to be available for judging at the beginning of June 2020. These details will be disclosed closer to the time.
You need to be available and able to commit to the competition from June until August 2020.
Should you be successful in your application, you will be contractually employed by the Miss South Afrcia organisation and will need to make up to 12 appearances in the year of your reign. Applicants who are in the top three will also be required to contract to the organisation and make appearances when required.
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