Representing: Western Cape
Marciel is from Paarl and is a Psychology Honors student.
* She is most inspired by Miss SA 1992, Amy Kleinhans, and Miss SA 2000, Jo-Ann Strauss.
* Her father is a winemaker.
* Marciel has a younger brother.
* She would love to meet Angelina Jolie.
* She loves the television show "Desperate Housewives".
* Marciel enjoys eating seafood.
* She lost 14kg to take part in Miss SA.
Eye For Beauty says:
Marciel is a natural beauty and I think her sincerity and grounded nature shines through. In terms of these qualities, I am getting a Rolene Strauss vibe from her. The fact that Marciel set herself a goal, went for it and achieved it must be commended. She has made it to the finals of Miss South Africa 2016. There is something really beautiful and refreshing about her, perhaps it's her total inexperience in the world of pageants.
My advice to Marciel would be to take everything she can from this experience and used it to her advantage. The final night is the tiniest part of the experience and the process leading up to the part which you stand to gain most from. I think Marciel should go back and keep learning and come back in 2 years and compete again. I also think she should keep working on her English, just like Rolene did. (Her English is fine, but it's just a matter of self-improvement.)
Eye For Beauty Rating
**** Very good
** Would be a surprise
* Would be a huge surprise
Rating for Marciel's chance of...
Winning Miss SA 2016 *
1st princess **
2nd princes **
Top 5 ***
Photos courtesy of Marciel Hopkins, Sun International, Miss SA