Beauty with a purpose!

The spectacular Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa annual Charity Ball took place at the City of Ekurhuleni , Emperors Palace where it has been its home for the past seven years. 

The atmosphere was pleasing and filled with cheers, delight and proud supporters, with guests coming from all over the city to applaud the brave top 100 beauty contestants. The graceful and humorous Pabi Moloi dazzled the stage with her unapologetic, big personality as she hosted the event with ease.

(Pabi Moloi on stage)

Businessman Vusi Zwane who has been part of the Mrs South Africa pageant and the judging panel for the past seven years described the feeling and journey as exciting. He mentioned that he was happy that the industry has evolved seeing that there are more women of colour, different shapes and sizes who entered the competition to step out of their comfort zone and make a difference.

The Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa organization has partnered with the Women4Women foundation to empower women and narrow down their differences and stigma attached to what a "perfect woman" looks like hence the competition saw married women, housewives and even mothers enter the pageant. The organisations plan on funding between 10-20 gifted but less fortunate young women with school bursaries for 2019.

(Beauty & glam)

Former Mrs South Africa, Hlangiwe Twala was given the honour to be part of the judging panel this year and she said that she is looking for a woman with confidence, a woman who will be the change South Africa wants to see. "My journey has been humbling because two years ago I didn't think I would be here and now I am looking for a woman who will continue on the legacy that I lived", she said.

(Reigning Mrs SA, Nicole Capper with 2017 title holder, Hlengiwe Twala on the red carpet)

The audience was kept entertained and on their feet as the Muses, an all-women group who played their music using violins lit the stage up with their performances.

Waiting in anticipation, the crowd welcomed Chris Jaftha, a television presenter and judge for the Mrs South Africa pageant; together with Pabi Moloi they announced the top 25 finalists. Adele Koole was named the influencer, people's choice, she received the most likes on Facebook and Twitter and she was also the sponsor's choice.

"Be authentically yourself. Never try and be what you think the judges are looking for, be true to you and let your light shine because no one can shine bigger than you can", advised the current Mrs South Africa, Nicole Capper. The top 25 will now embark on a journey of fund raising, networking and self-development until the final round of judging, to name the Tammy Taylor Mrs. South Africa 2019

 

The Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa finals will take place on the 9th of November, at the same venue. The top 25 finalists are:



Name

Age

Region

Kristen Drew Woolf

36

Sandton, Johannesburg

Tandi Potgieter

44

Johannesburg South

Enolicia Strever

30

Sandton, Johannesburg

Sharlene Correia

39

Benoni, Johannesburg

Melissa Charnley

32

Johannesburg, Gauteng

Babalwa Zibi

39

Pretoria, Gauteng

Vuyo Maqubela

33

Eastern Cape

Charlene Venter

40

Cape Town, Western Cape

Sam Retief

40

JHB, Gauteng

Amber  Denae Wright

26

Cape Town, Western Cape

Zaz Molo

39

Northcliff, Johannesburg

Natisha Makka

41

Durban KZN

Brunhilde Oliver

31

Pretoria, Gauteng

Kaylan Hamel Bartlett

31

Johannesburg, Gauteng

Storm Johnson

29

Cape Town, Western Cape

Jani Cronjé

26

North West, Gauteng

Jo-Ann Barnwell

37

Durban, KZN

Sherry-Ann James

32

Fourways, Johannesburg

Abigail Leula

30

Harties, North West

Unetsie Botha

38

Eastern Cape

Adele Koolen

37

Johannesburg

Nombini Habangana

33

Johannesburg

Matapa Maila Rikhotso

33

Johannesburg

Precious Ratselane

38

Bedfordview, Johannesburg

Jessica Pieters

33

Koster, North

 

 


By Nonzwakazi Ramaube

Images: Yami Nhlenyama

 

Cover Image: Mrs SA

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