This is what Miss looks like. SA’s top 30 finalists

Henry

Thirty hopeful candidates were named as the finalists in the prestigious Miss. South African beauty pageant.

The participants come from eight of the nine provinces, with a total of 14 participants coming from Gauteng, four from KwaZulu-Natal, three from the Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga respectively, while Limpopo and North West boast two participants each and the Free State and the Western Cape each has only one representative.

The finalists this year are an impressive and diverse group of young women and include graduates, teachers, models, businesswomen, entrepreneurs, a medical student, a choreographer, a saxophone player and a young woman with significant hearing loss.

One of the participants also made the top three of the Miss. SA competition won.

Fans of the pageant can vote for their favorite contestant by downloading the Miss South Africa app. Voting opens today (Wednesday) and closes on May 29 at 18:00.

The app is available for free in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Viewers will also get to know the finalists in the reality series Crown Chasersintroducing South African audiences to the contestants vying for the crown.

The series consists of six parts and will be shown on SABC3 from 29 June at 20:30.

Miss. South Africa is presented by Weil Entertainment in association with Sun International.

The top 30 finalists for 2024 are:

Andrea Morrison (25) from Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. She obtained an honors degree in education at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and works as an English teacher.

Chidimma Adetshina (23) from Soweto, Gauteng, is a model, netball player and a law student at Varsity College.

Danae Kukard (24) is from East London in the Eastern Cape. She is a teacher and studied at Stellenbosch University.

Demoivre (Nolo Dee) Bjalane (26) is from Monsterlus, Limpopo, and is a media officer, model and master of ceremonies.

Denechia Lowings (24) from Centurion, Gauteng, describes herself as hard-working and goal-oriented, a perceptive and independent woman who likes to help others.

Felicia Bajomo (27) is from Shayandima, Thohoyandou in Limpopo, and has a degree in social sciences from the University of Cape Town. She also has a postgraduate diploma in public health from the University of Pretoria and is currently a master’s degree candidate at the University of North Carolina.

Janeke van Tonder (23) is a farm girl from the Free State and grew up near Hennenman. She obtained an honors degree in consumer science and works in Johannesburg for a media monitoring company.

Johaneske Pelzer (23) is from Potchefstroom in the North West. She is a photographer and has an honors degree in consumer science and fashion sales management from the North-West University.

Kayla Wagg (22) is a business owner and digital marketing student from Johannesburg, Gauteng. She is married to Darren Wagg and they have two dogs, Emma and Ollie.

Kaylan Zeelie (21) is originally from Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape, but now lives in Bloemfontein in the Free State, where she is currently studying for an LLB law degree at the University of the Free State.

Kebalepile Ramafoko (25) is from Emalahleni, Mpumalanga. She has a BA degree in psychology and languages ​​and is currently completing an honors degree.

Kirsten Khan (26) is from Johannesburg, Gauteng, and is a model who is busy with her studies in architectural drawings at Damelin College.

Layla Zoubair (29) is from Kempton Park, Gauteng, and is an outspoken individual who strives to be challenged and discover novelties.

Lebohang Khoza (27) is from Maritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, and is an educator in the performing arts. She is a choreographer and has a BA degree in performing arts from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Lethaukuthula Maseko (24) is from Daveyton, Gauteng, and describes herself as a beacon of hope and resilience.

Madri van Jaarsveld (27) from Boksburg, Gauteng, is a newly married businesswoman and has a degree in accounting science from the University of Pretoria.

Mia le Roux (28) was born in Sasolburg, Free State, and grew up in Oudtshoorn in the Western Cape. She is a marketing manager, model and part-time marketing student. She lost a large part of her hearing when she was one year old.

Naledi Matlakala (24) is from Midrand, Gauteng, and is a law student with a BA degree in psychology and criminology from the University of Pretoria.

Nobuhle Langa (26) is from Emalahleni, Mpumalanga, and is an intern at an auditing firm with the aim of registering as a chartered accountant.

Nokulunga Zungu (29) is from Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal, and has a BA degree in business management and is currently pursuing an honors degree at the University of South Africa.

Nolene Spinks (23) represents Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape. She is a Montessori preschool teacher and singer who has just released her debut single, “Hou bene hou”.

Nompumelelo Maduna (28) from Rockville, Soweto, is a professional marketer and a budding saxophonist who dreams of playing in a big band.

Onalenna Constantin (26) from Potchefstroom, North West, is a model, law student, entrepreneur and content creator.

Ontshiametse Tlhopane (23) is from Protea Glen, Soweto. She has qualifications in criminology and is the founder of an organization that focuses on a positive influence on children’s lives.

Palesa Lombard (25) is from Waverley, Johannesburg, and speaks fluent English and French, while she also understands Afrikaans, isiZulu and Sesotho.

Reinette Potgieter (26) is from Trichardt, Mpumalanga, and has a degree in foundation phase education from the University of Pretoria.

Shane Maloney (20) from Woodhill, Pretoria, is a marketing and management science student. She is also a photographer and English TEFL teacher.

Sherry Wang (29) is from Sunninghill, Sandton, and has an honors degree in international relations from the University of the Witwatersrand. She currently works as a human resources manager.

Sinenhlanhla Mthethwa (23) from Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, is a model and entrepreneur, with a degree in psychology from the University of Zululand.

Taahira Katz (25) is from Nancefield, Johannesburg, and has a degree in social science. She travels the world as an international model and has a passion for learning and experiencing new things.