Miss. SA: These celebrities are going to separate the wheat from the chaff


The Miss SA Competition has just announced that its CEO, Stephanie Weil, together with model and media personality Lerato Kganyago and actress and businesswoman Leandie du Randt will be the judges of this competition’s first qualifying round this year.

RNews recently reported that thirty hopeful candidates, including Reën’s Nolene Spinks, were named as the finalists who will now walk a path with the above-mentioned judges through a series of interviews and training opportunities.

Here, the wheat will be separated from the chaff to finally determine the top 10 finalists who will then participate in the beauty pageant’s unique reality series, Crown Chaserswill participate.

“I am looking for a woman who faces her own story, trials, dreams and achievements with grace, humility and passion. A woman who can inspire me to also believe in myself and feel empowered and inspired when I am in her presence,” says Du Randt, who was also a judge last year on Crown Chasers wash.

“Our country has so many strong women, therefore it is important that these platforms are there to shine a light on them.”

According to Kganyago, the competition is also about much more than judging beauty.

“It’s about recognizing powerful women who will lead and inspire. This platform resonates deeply with my own experiences and values.”

When it comes to choosing a winner, her focus lies on authenticity and a passion for women who give a voice to causes close to their heart.

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“It is important that the winner not only embodies grace and poise, but also has a strong voice and passion to change things. I believe in empowering women to be their best selves, which means looking beyond the external and truly understanding their visions and aspirations.”

For her part, Weil added that the competition will be extremely tough this year.

“We are looking forward to seeing so many new faces this year. We believe that South Africa will fall in love with this fantastic and inspiring group of young women. For many, it is a lifelong dream to enter this competition. We can’t wait to celebrate them and hear their voices.”

  • Crown Chasers consists of six episodes this year and will air from 29 June at 20:30 on SABC3 and the Miss. SA app to be seen.