You go girls! Four KZN hopefuls make it to Miss SA Top 30

You go girls! Four KZN hopefuls make it to Miss SA Top 30

Meet the four women from KwaZulu-Natal who are vying for the Miss SA 2022 crown.

Miss South Africa Top 30 - KZN (2022)
KZN's Miss SA Top 30 finalists/ Instagram

Miss South Africa officials have officially announced the Top 30 contestants for this year's competition. Four women from KwaZulu-Natal made the cut. 

The finalists were announced on Monday evening. Ayanda Thabethe, Luyanda Zuma, Alyssa Smith, and Lisanne Lazarus will be representing KZN. 

Last year's winner, Lalela Mswane, also hails from KZN. Lalela has had a successful reign. She will be heading to Poland in July to take part in the Miss Supranational pageant after an impressive showing at Miss Universe 2021.

Will she be handing over her crown to another beauty from the province?  

The public will get to vote for which women they'd like to see in the Top 10. Visit the Miss SA website for voting details.

ALSO READ: The highlights of Lalela Mswane's Miss Universe journey

Lisanne Lazarus

Amanzimtoti's Lisanne Lazarus graduated from the Durban University of Technology with a Broadcast Journalism degree. 

"I have a heart of service that I attribute to my close-knit upbringing. After church on a Sunday, you will find me digging into my favourite meal, crab curry," the 26-year-old says. 

Watch her Miss SA entry video below.


Luyanda Zuma

Luyanda Zuma hails from Pietermaritzburg. The 20-year-old is a model, entrepreneur, and final year student at AFDA. 

"One of my greatest desires and long-term goals is to remove as many homeless women as possible off the streets and provide better living conditions for them," she says. 

Watch her Miss SA entry video below.

Alyssa Smith

Pietermaritzburg's Alyssa Smith is a corporate lawyer. The 24-year-old loves dancing, poetry, and drinking lots of tea.

"As I take to the Miss South Africa stage, I am representing the little girls from across the road, neighbours and friends that became family, women of colour and the diversity of our nation," Alyssa says.

Watch her Miss SA entry video below.

Ayanda Thabethe

Ayanda Thabethe from Pietermaritzburg is completing her BSc in Dietetics and Human Nutrition at UKZN. 

"I want to branch into the research sector so I can play a role in developing nutrition-related guidelines to combat South Africa’s double burden of malnutrition and obesity," the 22-year-old says. 

Watch her Miss SA entry video below.

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