My Miss SA 2012 Experience


The most prestigious event in South Africa was held on Sunday, 9 December in Sun City, Rustenburg. Upon arrival we were welcomed by Sun International Staff who carried our bags from the car to the hotel.

We got to the hotel and had lunch then we went to the Valley of the Waves, it was so hot but I had such a great time playing in the water.

Then it was back to the hotel to get ready for the event. I did my hair and make up and got into my gorgeous evening gown and we got to the Superbowl at exactly 17h00.

It was such an honour, my first time at the Miss SA pageant and I was a VIP, sitting in front of the stage- I felt like I was dreaming. The event MC’s were Channel O’s hottie Lungile Radu , Bridget Masinga and Jo-Ann Strauss, wow this lady is such a natural, she’s one of SA’s best presenters.

I loved the swimwear by Dax Martin and those evening gowns were also gorgeous, I loved them especially Stacey’s dress.

Capetonian Danelle de Wet was crowned Miss Congeniality, I was so shocked to find out that she’s the same age as me, wow young people doing great things.

When they announced the top 5 I was shocked, I expected Natasha Kashimoto to be in the top 5, I also spoke to Charlotte Smith, she was so sweet and I loved the fact that she’s not pretending to be a nice person but she is genuinely a nice person.

This year they did things differently, the ladies (Top 5) were asked the same question : “What is the most underrated thing in South Africa?”, most of the answers were similar but Charne King‘s answer was unexpected.

2nd Princess is Pearl Nxele and 1st Princess Stacey Webb. Miss SA 2012 is Marilyn Ramos

Marilyn Ramos – Her life changed in 1 day.

Then it was off to the afterparty / dinner. A three course meal was served then it was off to the dance floor where people were dancing to tunes by Zakes Bantwini, Toya Delazy and many more.

My event highlight was going backstage to take an official picture with Marilyn Ramos. The ladies from Sun International said they’ll frame it and send it to me, can’t wait to see it.

I had the time of my life. The best event I’ve been to in my entire life. I’d like to Thank Ameila and The IMAN Cosmetics Africa Team for the invite, I’m so greatful and I really appreciate it and I would also like to thank the Sun International / Miss SA Team for the great hospitality and constantly coming up to our table to check if I’m okay.

Pictures by – Bruce K. Cantrell

*** I’ll post more pictures from my camera in my next post ***

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