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South Africa is looking forward to the crowning of a new beauty queen this weekend in the glamorous Miss South Africa 2014 beauty pageant.
The girls have been preparing for a long time and the 12 finalists have undergone grooming by pageant specialists to give them the poise and grace of a beauty queen.
The bouquet of prizes that Miss South Africa will receive makes the pageant one of the richest beauty competitions in the world.
The winner – to be crowned at a dazzling ceremony to be held at Sun City on Sunday, March 30, will receive cash, a car, and products valued at over than R1.3 million. She also gets access to cash to spend on charitable causes and study bursaries toward deserving South Africans that she meets during her reign.
The new beauty queen will be crowned with a brand new glittering masterpiece worthy of her prestigious title. Sun International, a long-time license holder of the Miss South Africa competition, has unveiled a magnificent, contemporary platinum crown especially created for the dazzling occasion by Jack Friedman Jewellers.
From its inception and through to the new millennium, the Miss South Africa pageant has attracted hundreds of beauties from across the nation and is an integral part of South African life.
Every aspect of the pageant supports the ideals and attributes of today’s woman – a woman who has her own goals and views of her role within society. These ideals are emphasised by the associated charitable causes which largely benefit from Miss South Africa’s patronage.
Although times have changed since the inception of the Miss South Africa pageant, the same qualities are still required for the incumbent Miss South Africa to be able to shine as a role model and ambassador. The perception of this role and reality can sometimes be vastly different.
During Miss South Africa’s reign, she will represent South Africa at the both Miss World and Miss Universe pageants. She will be involved in promotional work and celebrity appearances, \ travel locally and abroad, meet dignitaries, celebrities, the privileged, the underprivileged, and the sick & needy. That is the expectation today, and it’s been growing steadily since Norma Vorster was crowned Miss South Africa in 1956.
This life changing experience opens doors to business, arts, media, retail, and other commercial ventures. The world is their oyster and many former title holders have achieved phenomenal success.
The Miss South Africa beauty pageant has introduced many fiercely intelligent and beautiful ambassadors to South Africa.
By: Faridah Nassoozi
Sources: Missa/ Suninternational/