Crown Chasers

Miss SA Top 12 finalists to star in ‘Crown Chasers’. Image: supplied.

‘Crown Chasers’: Who are the top 12 Miss SA contestants?

Take a look at the Miss SA top 12 finalists who will be starring in the reality show ‘Crown Chasers’ airing on Sunday 9 July.

Crown Chasers

Miss SA Top 12 finalists to star in ‘Crown Chasers’. Image: supplied.

The Miss SA reality show Crown Chasers airs this afternoon on SABC 3 – here’s a look at who the top 12 contestants are.

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Crown Chasers will feature the Top 12 finalists journey towards the Miss SA finale. The five part series will include eliminations each week leading up to the pageant.

The Miss SA Organisation announced that Miss SA will be returning to SABC 3 for the first time in 23 years with their reality show – Crown Chasers. The series will air on Sundays at 16:00 starting on Sunday 9 July.

Former Miss Universe (2019) and Miss SA (2019) Zozibini Tunzi will be hosting the series.

A consistent panel of two judges – Bonang Matheba and Leandie du Randt – will be present for each episode. There will be however, still be guest judges each week.

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Miss SA announces top 12. Image: supplied.

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Ané Oosthuysen (25), from Vanderbijlpark, Vaal Triangle in Gauteng, is a primary school teacher. She is also a four-time graduate with degrees in Psychology and Medical Sociology.

Anke Rothmann (23) is a pharmacist intern who is representing the Northern Cape. She obtained her Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the North West University in Potchefstroom.

Bryoni Govender (26) is from Johannesburg and is a qualified lawyer working as a trainee associate, whilst awaiting admission to become an attorney. She describes herself as graceful, ambitious and courageous, and loves a good mutton curry on the weekend.

Homba Mazaleni (23), from Gonubie, East London in the Eastern Cape, is a qualified sport scientist and student intern at the University of the Western Cape. She pursued Biokinetics to help people recover from injuries and sickness, and it gives her great satisfaction to help them gain the tools they need to pursue their own goals and passions.

Jordan van der Vyver (27), from Durbanville, Western Cape, is a model and businesswoman who recently embarked on an entrepreneurial journey as the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of an online pioneering platform.

Jordan van der Vyver is one of the Miss SA top 30 finalists. Image: supplied.

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Keaoleboga Nkashe (27), from Itsoseng in the North West, is an educator, student and model. She describes herself as a lifelong learner with a great sense of humour that connects people. She is an inclusion activist who is passionate about the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community and the rights of children. Her lifelong dream is to head up kindergartens across the African continent that focus on STEAM education.

Lebohang Raputsoe (24) is from Sharpeville, Vereeniging in Gauteng, and works as an HR practitioner. She is registered as an HR professional with SABPP and holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources management and degrees in Industrial Psychology and Labour
Relations Management.

Levern “Donnatella” José (23), from Kimberley in the Northern Cape, is a candidate property practitioner, a BCom law student at Eduvos Pretoria and an entrepreneur. While Levern will be featured in the series, she has since dropped out of the pageant, following bullying claims.

Lungo Katete (26) from Midrand in Johannesburg, Gauteng, is a creative at heart with a flair for all things design. This led her to achieve her Bachelors, Honours and Master’s degrees in Architecture from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Melissa Nayimuli (27) from Butterworth in the Eastern Cape, was born in a multi-cultural home to a Xhosa mother and Ugandan father. She is a passionate storyteller and currently works as a television and film creative producer in Johannesburg.

Nande Mabala (25), from Zwelethemba, Worcester in Cape Town, is a model, micro- influencer, philanthropist and a triple major BA Arts graduate.

Natasha Joubert (25), from Tshwane in Gauteng, is a BCom Marketing Management graduate and is the owner and fashion designer of Natalia Jefferys, a company she started when she was 19. She was the second runn-up in the Miss SA pageant in 2020 and represented South Africa at the Miss Universe 2020 pageant.

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