NTHABISENG KGASI, the current Miss Soweto 2016 will hand over the crown to the luckiest and brightest next Miss Soweto 2017, that celebrates its astounding 38th edition.
Already twenty ladies from Soweto have been identified for the final showdown scheduled for November 25 at the Soweto Theatre, Jabulani.
At stake is prizes worth R100 000.
The amiable Pretoria born but Soweto raised Kgasi (22), who is a darling for Sowetans’ and South Africa at large, has been credited for being approachable, workaholic and very compassionate when coming to executing her duties on community projects, amongst others.
So, for the incoming beauty Queen this would be ‘big shoes-if not heels- to fill’.
The historical beauty pageant has produced well-known brands such as Miss Soweto 1987, Augustine Masilela- Chuene– (Miss Universe), Miss Soweto 1990, Batsetsana Makgalemele-Kumalo (Miss South Africa) Miss Soweto 2000 and Doris Matlejoane (Mrs South Africa), to name a few.
“We are excited and pleased about the quality of the entries. It shows that the hard work of recruiting the selecting the best in Soweto has paid off.
The profile of most, if not, all of the finalists is highly impressive, the number of degrees that these finalists are either studying for or have already achieved speaks volumes. We invite the broader community of Soweto to join us and show support to these amazing young ladies.
The winner of Miss Soweto 2017 will take home prizes worth over R100, 000 and will be appointed as brand ambassador for White Star.
We encourage all residents of Soweto and beyond to be part of this momentous occasion,” says White Star Marketing Manager, Mokhele Makhothi.
White Star, the title sponsor welcomes other backers such as Clinix Health Group, Even & Lovely, Black Opal and Urban Zulu.
Here are the finalists:
|· Zwivhuya Matlabe||· Reitumetse Banda|
|· Ellen Harris||· Busisiwe Mmotla|
|· Noxolo Mculu||· Nomvuyo Dlokova|
|· Dineo Meso||· Michelle Moumakoa|
|· Nelisiwe Nyongwana||· Precious Tshiane|
|· Nontsikelelo Nkosi||· Pumzile Nyembe|
|· Lindokuhle Cele||· Nomfanelo Mabona|
|· Noluthando Mbatha||· Musawenkosi Makhalemele|
Tickets will go on sale soon for R200 available from Computicket outlets.