Ayanda Thabethe set to represent SA at Miss Supranational

Ayanda Thabethe set to represent SA at Miss Supranational

The former Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School learner will be flying South Africa's flag high overseas. 

Ayanda Thabethe
Ayanda Thabethe/ Instagram@ayanda_thxbethe

KwaZulu-Natal beauty Ayanda Thabethe has been named as South Africa's contestant for the Miss Supranational pageant. 

Ayanda, who hails from Taylor’s Halt in Pietermaritzburg, was crowned Miss SA 2022 runner-up in August last year. 

"We are thrilled to announce that @ayanda_thxbethe will be representing us at the @misssupranational competition, which will be taking place on the 14th of July in Poland," Miss SA officials revealed on Tuesday. 

Ayanda will be following in the footsteps of reigning Miss Supranational, Lalela Mswane, who won the title in 2022. 

Lalela, who is also from KZN, was the first black woman to win the pageant.

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Miss SA fans are hoping Ayanda will make it two wins in a row for South Africa. 

"Oh our Ayanda, can’t wait for the world to see your shine!" one fan wrote on Instagram.

Another user commented: "OMG YAAAASSSS. LET'S GET THAT BACK 2 BACK WIN."

Ayanda says she is looking forward to sharing the experience with her fans. 

"I'm so excited. Please do join me for my journey. I can't wait to share everything," she said in an Instagram video. 

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Current Miss SA, Ndavi Nokeri, recently participated in the Miss Universe pageant. She made it to the top 16.

Miss USA R'Bonney Gabriel went on to win the pageant. 

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Main image credit: Instagram/@ayanda_thxbethe

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