Thursday, October 13, 2016

Miss South Africa 2017 Semi-Finalists: Meet the Ladies from Gauteng (Part 1)

Twenty six young women have survived the national screenings to make it through to the next round of the Miss South Africa competition. Gauteng, once again, has the highest number of semi-finalist with a whopping 14 ladies from this region making it. The Western Cape has 6 girls, KwaZulu Natal has 3 and the Eastern Cape, Limpopo and Mpumalanga all got one semi-finalist. These young women will go through another round of competition before the top 12 are announced. The ladies who make it to this round will battle it out for the crown and R1 million in cash on March 25, 2017 at the Sun City Superbowl in South Africa's Northwest Province.

Let's meet the first group of semi-finalists from Gauteng:

From: Alexandra

Eye For Beauty: On a national level, I'd expect a bit more. I need to see more of Boipelo, but I think there are stronger bets. 

Eye For Beauty 1st Impression: 6.2/10 

From: Greenstone, Johannesburg

Eye For Beauty: Not sure if this is the most flattering photo, but just based on this photo, I am left uncertain whether Devoney will make it to the next round. 

Eye For Beauty 1st Impression: 6.0/10 

From: Saulsville, Pretoria

Eye For Beauty: I think she's quite raw, but I do see potential. She might be one of the girls who grows and transforms the most, just like one of my favorites from last year, Sharon-Rose Khumalo. 

Eye For Beauty 1st Impression: 7.3/10 

From: Moregloed, Pretoria

Eye For Beauty: She reminds me a bit of South African singer and television presenter Amor Vittone. She's striking, but in this shot I'm missing freshness and spark. 

Eye For Beauty 1st Impression: 6.2/10 

From: Diepkloof, Soweto

Eye For Beauty: There's something I really like about Nompumelelo. I feel a inner calm and serenity radiating from her soul when I look at this shot. I think she's strong enough to move on to the next round. 

Eye For Beauty 1st Impression: 8.1/10 

From: Springs

Eye For Beauty: I'm loving her name, but I must say, in this shot her look is a bit harsh. They need to tone it down for this girl. 

Eye For Beauty 1st Impression: 6.0/10 

From: Mabopane, Pretoria

Eye For Beauty: It's early days, but if South Africa wants to do well internationally they should pick the strongest and most complete delegates. I feel Odirile's inexperience is showing in this photo. 

Eye For Beauty 1st Impression: 5.5/10 

*** DISCLAIMER: The thoughts and opinions mentioned above are solely those of Eye For Beauty Blog's Owner/Editor. These remarks mean no hard to any candidate and they are based on one photo only. First impressions are a part of life and they often change as a journey commences. My opinions might and probably will change over the next 5 months as the competition heats up. I am aware that there's a rigorous judging process that take place over a long period of time to find the best representative for South Africa. I have no intention of influencing the judges at all. May the best and most deserving candidate win the Miss SA 2017 title. ***

Photos courtesy of Miss South Africa / Sun International 

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