Former Miss SA Bokang Montjane-Tshabalala tapped to direct Mrs Universe Africa

Former Miss SA Bokang Montjane-Tshabalala to direct Mrs Universe Africa

Having plenty of experience in beauty pageants, Bokang aims to bring a fresh approach to Mrs Universe Africa.

Bokang Montjane-Tshabalala
Miss SA 2010 Bokang Montjane-Tshabalala / Instagram

Bokang Montjane-Tshabalala made the country proud when she was crowned Miss South Africa back in 2010. After winning the pageant, Bokang went on to represent the country at the Miss Universe 2011 and Miss World 2011 pageants and now, a decade after her win, the beauty queen is stepping back into the pageant world only this time, as director of the upcoming Mrs Universe Africa pageant.

Taking to Instagram to share the news, an excited Bokang revealed that turning 35 was a pinnacle moment in her career. It taught her that she had to “fetch her dreams” and creating this platform was one of them.

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“Dear Beautiful African Woman: It’s not too late to start over, it’s not too late to dream again,” she said in the post. “I love being African and l love African women, celebrating all that we are and encompass, so I’m inviting women across the entire continent, married, divorced or widowed, to fetch their lives and enter Mrs Universe Africa."

She adds that “The winner of Mrs Universe Africa will go on and represent the continent at the international Mrs Universe in Korea in November. Let's change the narrative, change mindsets and challenge the stereotypical ideas of what beauty is ... May we change lives together and create a new narrative for women across our beautiful continent.”

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The Mrs Universe Africa is a pageant that aims to celebrate women who are married, divorced or widowed and is open to women from all 54 African countries. Applicants must be between 20-50 years of age and can enter by downloading an entry form on the @mrsuniverseafrica Instagram page.

Image courtesy: Instagram

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