The Miss South Africa organisation officially announced the top 30 contestants vying for the title of Miss South Africa 2022 tonight (16 May).
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The 30 hopefuls are an impressive and diverse group and include an estate agent, a corporate lawyer, a veterinarian, a forensic science graduate, teachers, models, entrepreneurs and law students. They come from all over South Africa with Gauteng leading the field with 13 contestants (with three from Soweto and two from Tshwane); the Western Cape has five; KwaZulu Natal has four; the Eastern Cape is represented by three women; the Free State has two as has the North West and there is one from Limpopo.
For the next few weeks, the women will be out to impress this year’s Top 30 judges who are radio presenter and personality and Miss South Africa 2015 Liesl Laurie, body positive activist Tracey-Lee Lusty Horwitz, Dentsu CEO Koo Govender, fashion designer Khosi Nkosi, True Love Editor-in-Chief, Makhosazana Zwane-Siguqa, actor Simoné Nortmann and actor and TV personality Thando Thabethe.
The Top 10, who will go through to the finals, will be announced on June 13 via the Miss South Africa App which can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store or Google Play store.
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THE TOP 30
- Alyssa Smith (24) from Maritzburg in KwaZulu Natal.
- Anarzade Omar (23) from Crown Gardens, Johannesburg, Gauteng.
- Ayanda Thabethe (22) from Maritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal.
- Ayanda Tloti (24) hails from Sterkspruit in the Eastern Cape and is representing that province although she currently lives in Johannesburg.
- Bethany Damonse (24) comes from Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape – and is representing that province – but is currently doing her community service year as a veterinarian in Pretoria.
- Bianca Bezuidenhout (23) is from Cape Town in the Western Cape.
- Boniswa Mapisa (27) from Alberton in Gauteng.
- Chuma Matsaluka (24), from Nyanga in Cape Town in the Western Cape.
- Fortunate Mabeleng (25) from Potchefstroom in the Free State.
- Itumeleng Parage (22) from Central Western Jabavu in Soweto, Gauteng.
- Keaoleboga Nkashe (26) from Itsoseng, in the Ngaka Modiri Molema district in the North West province but is currently living in Hong Kong.
- Lebogang Mahlangu (26) from Soshanguve in Tshwane, Gauteng.
- Lehlogonolo Machaba (25) from Oskraal in the North West province.
- Lisanne Lazarus (26) from Amanzimtoti, Durban in KwaZulu-Natal.
- Luvé Meyer (25) comes from Brackenfell in Cape Town in the Western Cape.
- Luyanda Zuma (20) from Maritzburg KwaZulu-Natal.
- Misqah Snyders (26) from Kensington in Johannesburg, Gauteng.
- Mphoentle Plaatjie (25) from Waldrift, Vereeniging in Gauteng.
- Naledi Matabane (26) from Tembisa in Gauteng.
- Ndavi Nokeri (23) comes from Tzaneen in Limpopo.
- Nompumelelo Mampholo (26) from Diepkloof, Zone 4 in Soweto, Gauteng, but currently resides in Sandton.
- Nthabiseng Kgasi (26) from Protea Glen in Soweto, Gauteng.
- Pearl Ntshehi (25) was born and raised in Mamelodi but currently lives in Centurion in Tshwane, Gauteng.
- Shevon Periera (25) is from Roodekrans, Johannesburg, Gauteng.
- Stacy Gossayn (25) is from Viljoenskroon in the Free State but currently is based in Pretoria, Gauteng.
- Tamsyn Jack (25), from Somerset West in the Western Cape.
- Thulani Ndzotyana (24) is from New Brighton in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape.
- Tlotlo Mabiletsa (27) was born in Mafikeng in the North West province, grew-up in Pretoria and has a BSc degree in Human Physiology from the University of Pretoria. She now lives in Fourways and interns at a global pharmaceutical company based in Johannesburg. She is representing Gauteng.
- Tyhler Duimpies (23) comes from Beaufort West in the Western Cape.
- Zoey Seboe (22) is from Midrand in Gauteng.
Take a look at the ladies in the thread below.
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