Five former Miss SA winners come together to launch the 2019 competition

Five former Miss SA winners come together to launch the 2019 competition

It's yet another year of glitz and glamour for Miss South Africa. This time, five former pageant queens will be taking the reins for the event, which is promised to be a showstopper.

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After weeks of speculation, it was officially announced that one of the main sponsors has pulled out and five former queens have put together a pageant which will 'transform' the life of the next queen.

Bokang Montjane-Tshabalala (Miss SA 2010), Rolene Strauss (Miss SA & Miss World 2014), Liesl Laurie (Miss SA 2015), Ntando Kunene-Mthethwa (Miss SA 2016), and current Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green are the leading five who will spearhead the women-empowerment pageant.

According to IOL, former Miss World Rolene Strauss says becoming Miss South Africa and then winning Miss World opened a plethora of opportunities for her: "The growth I experienced as Miss South Africa did not only lead to the wonderful honour of winning Miss World but it also assisted me in surviving medical school when I went back to studying once my reign was over. This is a once-in-a-lifetime learning and life-changing opportunity."

The pageant is a celebration of women who are comfortable in their own skin. It is a way to showcase the beauty of a women from different walks of life, no matter her colour, race or religion.

Miss SA makes public appearances as an aspirational woman giving public motivational talks. Viewers can expect Miss SA to visit remote areas to add her hand in making a difference. Miss SA is seen as an ambassador for South Africa and carries new hope for other young girls in the country.

Multi-pageant winner and ECR employee Lisanne Lazarus shared some insightful experiences of the world of pageants with Keri and Sky. She shed some light on the mechanics of what they are all about.

The pageant will take place on Women's Day at the Sun Arena at Times Square, Pretoria, and will be aired live on both M-Net and Mzansi Magic. Entries opened on Monday, May 13, and close on June 10. Enter on The sixteen finalists will be announced on July 11.

ALSO: Tamaryn Green takes a mini break after Miss Universe pageant

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