“In room full of capable, outstanding beings, always remember that you are also one of them”.



Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa 2019, Matapa Maila Rikhotso placed 1st runner up, this past weekend, at the Mrs World Pageant, hosted in Las Vegas, at the Westgate Resort and Casino.


Matapa competed against thirty five other married women, from around the world. She was announced in the Top 3, along with Mrs Malaysia and Mrs Vietnam, who eventually walked away with the Mrs World Title. The delegates participated in a preliminary competition, orientation and other tourist activities ahead of the main event on Saturday 4th May 2019.






Matapa wowed the audience in a Biji La Maison couture, white feather lace gown


An end of an era the beginning of another. Fears conquered, memories for eternity. Indeed I was here, I lived and have left my footprints in the sands of time. From the bottom of my heart thanks to each and everyone of you, for partaking in this journey side by side with me. I couldn't have asked for a better country to represent because of the warmth and the love you continuously give me. 

To the new Mrs World, may your journey be filled with joy, happiness and life changing experiences. As I turn the next pages of my chapter, this is what I want all of you to remember, in room full of capable, outstanding beings, always remember that you are also one of them. Much love, kealeboga “ – Matapa Maila Rikhotso 


Matapa was crowned Mrs South Africa 2019, in November 2018. She is married to Douglas Rikhotso and together they have a beautiful five year old daughter, Rifuwo. She is  working in corporate as a Sourcing Specialist.

Matapa will continue being an ambassador for the country, the Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa organisation and its sponsors.

Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa is proudly sponsored by: SABC 3, Tammy Taylor Nails South Africa, Emperors Palace, City Of Ekurhuleni, Renewal Institute, Lamelle Research Laboratories, Suzuki South Africa, Body 20 Studio, Detangled Hair, Mpact Recycling, Contempo Fashion, Brentoni Eyewear, Catrice Cosmetics, Collagen Lift, Uniq Brows, Menlyn Park Shopping Centre, MakeUp Issue, Espavo Hair, Nomination Italy and Thandar Inc.



 Watch the pageant at : https://livestream.com/SAVP/MRSWORLD2019/videos/190868357



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