Miss South Africa is an annual South African beauty pageant which is aired as a television special, in which women from around the country between the ages of 18-25 compete to win the title, which they hold for a year.
The pageant began in 1956 and has been held annually ever since (with the exception of 1983, the only year in which there has been no pageant). The winner of the pageant traditionally represents South Africa at the Miss World pageant, and often at the Miss Universe pageant as well.
The 53rd annual Miss South Africa pageant took place in the Sun City Superbowl on Sunday 13 December, 2009. It was broadcast live on SABC3 from 19h30-21h00.
Miss South Africa 2009
Miss South Africa took place in the Sun City Superbowl on Sunday 13 December, 2009.
Ticket prices ranged from R195 for Lower Upper seats and R175 for Upper Upper seats. Doors opened at 18h30. Miss South Africa was broadcast live on SABC3 from 19h30 to 21h00.
This year’s audience saw performances from DJ Cleo, Coda, Chris Chameleon, Jessie Clegg and Loyiso.
The 12 Miss SA finalists wore softly draped gowns in chiffon and silk, accentuating their femininity, designed by Kluk CGDT and David Tlale.
Miss SA was produced by Mark West, Executive Producer of Cap Events, who has produced eight Miss World pageants, including those in India, the Seychelles and China. He is well known for his theatre and TV productions.
For bios of the 12 finalists in 2009, see the links to their profiles below.