Turns out a beauty queen isn't satisfied with winning one or more beauty titles until she's won Miss South Africa.
As you'll see when you scrutinize below, many of this year's Top 12 Miss SA finalists have already won various titles. It isn't surprising that they're wanting to up their game with a national sash because some of their pageant titles include: the Face of Kempton Park and Miss Rittelfees - don't ask, I have no
As has been spilt
on TVSA, this year's event won't be broadcast on the SABC - for the first time in the pageant's history. It's happening at Sun City's Superbowl on Sunday, 12 December and will be broadcast live on Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 107) from 17h30 to 19h30.
The red carpet build-up starts at 17h00.
Here's a look at the 12 finalists:
Anja van Zyl
She is a second year psychology student at the University of South Africa and is a part-time model with Ice Model Management. Her future ambition is to obtain a PhD in Psychology before she is 30-years-old. She was first runner-up in Miss SA 2008. Hobbies:
Reading, writing, cross country running, hiking and travelling around South Africa and Europe.
She is an events coordinator at Sandton City Shopping Centre and attained a BA Corporate Communication from the University of Johannesburg. She would love to manage her own corporate communications company and continue to support her current charities in the future.Hobbies:
Hiking, camping and scuba diving.
Honeydew Ridge, Johannesburg.Occupation:
She runs a modeling and confidence school based in Auckland Park. She has a diploma in Public Relations Management and is the PRO for the ABZ Community Foundation. She is also the winner of various pageant's, winning the titles of Miss Teen Limpopo 2004, Miss UJ 2006, Miss Earth 2007, Face of Fashion Eastgate 2010 and Miss Rivonia 2010. Hobbies:
Singing, reading motivational books and going to the movies.
Strand, Cape Town.Occupation:
She is a first year student at the University of Stellenbosch and is studying Human Resource Management. She is a part-time model with Max Models and has a modeling contract with SA Sports Illustrated for their 2010 swimsuit edition. Her future goal is to model internationally and to complete her degree. She's also the winner of various pageant's, winning the titles of Miss Rittelfees 2009, Miss Diaz 2008 and Miss Tropika SA 2008.Hobbies:
Keeping fit, dancing and art.
She is a final year BSC Property student at the University of Cape Town. Her business goal is to one day own a ‘green’ property development company. She was Miss Earth South Africa in 2009 and has a modeling contract with 3D Model Agency in Cape Town.Hobbies:
painting, scuba diving, public speaking and training to be a television presenter.
She is a first year BSC Biological Sciences student at the University of Pretoria. Her future goal is to complete a MBCHB degree and to do Medical Research. She was Miss Diaz 2009 and is a model with Ice Model Management.Hobbies:
Horse riding, debating and dancing.
From: Constantia, Cape Town.
Occupation: She has a B.Com degree in Economics and Management and is currently working for Shell SA in Human Resources. She strives to be successful in everything she does and values her independence. She was crowned First Princess Miss Kwa Zulu Natal in 2006 and is a part-time model with Fusion Models.
Hobbies: Dancing, gym, art and reading.
She has a Certificate in Business Management and has a BCOM in Accounting from the University of Johannesburg. She is currently studying for her post-graduate in accounting. Her future goal is to be a chartered accountant. She is actively involved in her community and is a member of the Jabulani Flats Youth Committee and sings in her Church choir. She is a part-time model with G3 and was a Top 12 finalist in the Miss SA Pageant in 2008. Hobbies:
Reading and sport.
Kempton Park, Johannesburg.Occupation:
She is currently completing a B.Com degree in Marketing. She dreams of seeing the world and would love to leave a legacy behind that she could be proud of. She is a part-time model and has signed with Alushi Management.Hobbies:
Watching soccer, socialising with friends and reading.
Auckland Park, Johannesburg.Occupation:
She is a part-time model with G3 and is a first year BA Geography student at the University of Johannesburg. She would like to further her modeling career and also work in environmental management. She won the Face of Kempton Park in 2009 and Miss Nedbank Gauteng Motor Show, also in 2009.Hobbies:
Volleyball, writing, reading and listening to music.
Benoni, East Rand.Occupation:
She is a part-time model with Heads and owns her own business; The Hair Factory which supplies100% authentic hair to salons and production houses. She is also a first year B/Com student at UNISA. She was crowned the Face of Soft ‘n Free Healthy Shine in 2009.Hobbies:
Dancing, singing, socialising, shopping and gardening.
From: Rondebosch, Cape Town.
Occupation: She is a final year business science law student at the University of Cape Town. Her future business goal is to be the founder of a pro-bono law clinic. She was second princess Miss SA Teen in 2005.
Hobbies: Reading, scrapbooking and fashion design.
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