Meet the Miss South Africa 2016 Contestants: The 25 Semi Finalist have now been narrowed down to 12 girls. The winner of Miss South Africa 2016 will represent her country at Miss World 2016 and Miss Universe 2016. If for any reason the winner is unable to go to any of the following pageant then the runner-up will go to the other pageant. Liesl Laurie is the reigning Miss South Africa 2015. She will crown her successor at the end of the event.
Miss South Africa 2016 is presented by Sun City and Cell C. Miss South Africa 2012 Melinda Bam is the national director for South Africa. Rolene Strauss the reigning Miss World 2014 hails from South Africa. She became the third women from her country to win the prestigious title. Penelope Anne Coelen became the first South African to win Miss World in 1958. Anneline Kriel Miss South Africa 1974 and First Runner Up at Miss World 1974 was appointed as Miss World after the eventual winner was dethroned.
South Africa has one Miss Universe Crown. Margaret Gardiner bagged Miss Universe 1978 crown for South Africa in Acapulco,Mexico. South Africa has won Various Runner-up crowns at both Miss Universe and Miss World Pageant. South Africa has hosted Miss World 7 times (1992-1995, 2001, 2008-2009). The Miss World Organization was close to the late South African leader Nelson Mandela.South Africa debuted at Miss World in the year 1956 Norma Vorster was the first South African representative. Catherine Higgins Miss South Africa 1953 and Top 10 at MIss Universe 1952 was first South African to go to Miss Universe Pageant.
Meet Miss South Africa 2016 Contestants
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