The Miss South Africa 2018 roadshow came to the Western Cape this weekend with the regional auditions held at Cape Town’s Grand West Casino and Entertainment World, Sun Park, with seven contestants making it to the next round.
Three of the qualifiers are students at Stellenbosch University. Twenty-two-year-old Lethukwenama Letsoalo (from Bergville in KZN) and Eureka Khambako (23) who comes from Hazyview in Mpumalanga, are studying medicine while Akile Khoza (23), from Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga, is doing her Masters in neuroscience.
Also studying medicine is Paarl’s Tamaryn Green (23) who is in her final year at the University of Cape Town.
The remaining three are Thokozile Mbatha (26), originally from Kimberley but now living in Observatory and who is a digital marketing intern; Altina Vries (26), who hails from Steinkopf in the Northern Cape and lives in the Cape Town CBD and Somerset West’s Tamarin Bensch (25) who works in property management and interior renovations.
The judges were Bokang Montjane (Miss South Africa 2010), radio presenter and TV personality Anele Mdoda, Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss, radio personality Jeremy Harris, Gareth Flusk (Miss SA Organisation) and Suzette van der Merwe (Miss South Africa 1990 and Miss SA Organisation).
The seven contestants now stand a chance to make it to the Top 12 which will be announced on May 3.
Miss South Africa 2018 will be crowned on May 27 at the pageant’s diamond jubilee (60th year) to be held at Sun International’s new flagship Time Square Sun Arena in Pretoria. The winner will take the crown and more than R2-million in prizes.
The Miss South Africa regional auditions wrap up at Carnival City Sun Park in Johannesburg from Friday, April 13, to Sunday, April 15.
Registration for those wishing to enter Miss South Africa 2018 is open on the Miss South Africa website www.misssa.co.za.