According to the latest reports, Miss South Africa 2015 first runner up Refilwe Fifi Mthimunye will be representing The Republic of South Africa at the 64th edition of Miss Universe pageant which will take place on 20th December 2015 at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas,USA. Usually the winner of Miss South Africa represents the country at both Miss World and Miss Universe pageant. This year both the pageants will take place simultaneously. Miss World will take place on 19th December in Sanya,China where as Miss Universe will take place on the 20th. Liesl Laurie, Miss South Africa 2015, will be heading to China hoping for a back to back victory for South Africa at the Miss World Pageant. The reigning Miss World Rolene Strauss is a proud South African. Refilwe succeeds Ziphozakhe Zokufa as Miss Universe South Africa. Please note, as on 30th October 2015, there is no official announcement about this yet from Miss SA Org.
Miss Universe 1978 Margaret Gardiner became the first and only Miss Universe from South Africa. The African powerhouse has produced remarkable beauties at the Miss Universe stage SOuth Africa has one first runner up crown courtesy of Leticia “Tisha” Snyman (1984),Cindy Nell was crowned second runner up at Miss Universe 2003. Nicolette Caras (1960) and Vanessa Do Ceu Carreira (2002) both won third runner up crown in their respective years. Besides these placement South Africa has placed twelve times in the history of the pageant.South Africa debuted at Miss Universe in the year 1952.
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23 year old Refilwe comes from Bronkhorstspruit in Tshwane. She is third year law student at the university of South Africa. Refilwe is working as a model with Alushi Models Management. Her mother works with South African Police Services as a commissioner. Refilwe enjoys singing with her sisters and loves to playing action netball with her friends; she also enjoys basketball and soccer. She was crowned second princess at the 2013 edition of Miss Sundown and 2012 edition of Miss Varsity College, Pretoria.
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