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Miss South Africa Lalela Mswane. Image via Instagram @lalela_mswane.

Lalela! Hereโ€™s how Miss South Africa spent the first day of her reign

A ‘queendom’ photoshoot, interviews and more! Take a look at how Lalela Mswane spent her first day as Miss South Africa.

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Miss South Africa Lalela Mswane. Image via Instagram @lalela_mswane.

24-year-old Lalela Mswane was crowned Miss South Africa on Saturday 16 October at the Grand Arena, GrandWest in Cape Town. Here is how she spent her first day as Miss South Africa. 

LALELA MSWANE CROWNED MISS SA

The 63rd Miss South Africa pageant was held on Saturday 16 October at the GrandWest in Cape Town. Television and radio personality Anele Mdoda and actor Nico Panagio hosted the event. Former Miss Universeโ€™s Zozibini Tunzi (2019) and Catriona Gray (2018) were the backstage presenters. 

Law graduate Lalela Mswane was crowned Miss South Africa 2021. The runners up were Moratwe Masima and Zimi Mabunzi.ย 

โ€œFrom the core of my heart, Thank you for embracing me so warmly. My heart is overflowing with gratitude๐Ÿค,โ€ she wrote on Instagram.

Lalela will be representing South Africa at the Miss Universe pageant. While former Miss South Africa (2020) Shudufhadzo Musida will still represent South Africa at the Miss World pageant in December. 

โ€œI really wasnโ€™t expecting it, which is why I started crying (when I was crowned). I was so shocked because I was already so fulfilled and blessed to have made the top three. So, for me, taking the title is genuinely just the cherry on top,โ€ said Lalela when about the tears of joy she shed when she was crowned Miss South Africa.

CPhoto by Gallo Images/ER Lombard.

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HOW DID LALELA SPEND HER FIRST DAY AS MISS SA?

MEDIA INTERACTIONS

Miss South Africa began reign by interacting with the media at a press conference with Moratwe and Zimi.

โ€œOur newly crowned Top 3 at their first official press conference with the mayor of @cityofcpt,โ€ the post was captioned.

A PHOTOSHOOT FIT FOR QUEENS

The 24-year-old also did a photoshoot with the following beauty queens who held these titles, 

  • Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi (2019)
  • Miss South Africa Shudufadzo Musida (2020)
  • Reigning Miss Universe Andrea Meza
  • Miss World Rolene Strauss (2014)
  • Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach (2015)

โ€œA historic moment captured in a single frame ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ‘‘ Letโ€™s break the internet,โ€ the post was captioned.ย 

WHAT IS SHE UP TO TODAY?

This morning (19 October) Lalela appeared on the Expresso Show.

โ€œSo this just happened ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ @expressoshow thank you so much for having me, it was such a pleasure to meet everyone ๐Ÿค,โ€ the post was captioned.

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