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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Miss South Africa 2014: The Judges

The new Miss South Africa will be crowned at the Sun City Superbowl tomorrow night. The pageant's main sponsors this year are license holders Sun International and Cell C. The winner will take home a prize package worth more than R1 300 000. Not only will the winner win a handsome prize package - they will also have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: representing South Africa at Miss World and Miss Universe. Let's take a look at the people who will decide who the new Miss South Africa is:

BONANG MATHEBA

Undoubtedly South Africa's hottest celeb, 26 year old Bonang has a legion of fans and followers on facebook and twitter. She is a television and radio presenter, business woman, model, and style icon. She is currently a Revlon Brand Ambassador alongside Halle Berry, Olivia Wilde, and Emma Stone. What made this even more remarkable is that she's the only Face of Revlon outside the USA. Matheba was included in the 2013 Forbes "13 African Celebrities To Watch" list.

What I expect Bonang Matheba to bring to the judging panel?
Stunning and glamorous Bonang certainly has the X factor. I'm confident that she'll help find a Miss SA that's not only DDG (drop dead gorgeous) but also one that has the ability to captivate the media and public.

AMY KLEINHANS

Beautiful Amy Kleinhans-Curd made history when she was crowned the first non-white winner of Miss South Africa in 1992 after finishing 2nd in 1991. She represented South Africa at Miss World 1992 where she finished in the top 5. After her reign, Amy established herself as a very successful business woman. To this day, she's still involved in many charity endeavors.

What I expect Amy Kleinhans to bring to the judging panel?
She's been there, done that, and got the proverbial t-shirt (or shall we say crown and sash)! Amy knows the demands that come with the title and she will know what type of person would make and amazing Miss SA. Having competed on an international stage, she'll also be aware of what it would take for a Miss South Africa to fare well internationally.

ANELE MDODA

Bubbly radio and television personality, Anele Mdoda, returned to the panel this year after helping to choose Miss SA 2012. Mdoda has worked for top radio station Highveld FM and 5FM and presented South Africa's Got Talent.

What I expect Anele Mdoda to bring to the judging panel?
Anele gained valuable experience doing this in 2012. She's been there from the start so she'll know the girls pretty well by now. I think she'll be able to help choose a Miss SA who will be able to stand out in a crowd and a girl who can mingle with people from all walks of life.

PNINA FENSTER

Editor of Glamour Magazine South African, Pnina Fenster is a new edition to this year's panel. She is a graduate of Columbia University in the USA.

What I expect Pnina Fenster to bring to the judging panel?
Well, as she's working in fashion, she's surrounded by beautiful girls all the time. She'll know how to find that rare gem. She'll also look for a Miss SA that's fashionable and fashion-forward - a girl who can be a trendsetter.

KOJO BAFFOE

The only male on this year's panel, Kojo Baffoe is the editor of men's lifestyle and business magazine, Destiny Man. He was raised in Lesotho and is a writer, entrepreneur, and poet.

What I expect Kojo Baffoe to bring to the judging panel?
I think Kojo will help us choose a Miss South Africa that's well-spoken and be able to speak about any kind of topic at any time. Our Miss SA certainly won't cause any embarrassing Youtube viral moments. I think will also look for a young lady who will know what's she's going to do for this brand.

 

Based on the above, it's with great excitement and anticipation that I can hope for a Miss SA that is gorgeous, glamorous, a media and style icon, bubbly, bright, and well-spoken... a girl  who is ready to bring an international title back to South Africa. Good luck judges... and may the most deserving contender win!



 

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