Beauty queen Shudufhadzo Musida becomes the 62nd Miss South Africa. The 23-year-old, who hails from Ha-Masia in Thohoyandou, Limpopo, took over the reigns last night at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town. Dr Thato Mosehle was crowned 1st runner up and Natasha Joubert, 2nd runner up.
They were battling it out with seven other beauty queens – Melissa Nayimuli, Karishma Ramdev, Lebogang Mahlangu, Busisiwe Mmotla, Aphelele Mbiyo, Chantelle Pretorius and Jordan van der Vyver. Melisa and Lebogang made it to the Top 5. The glamorous event was hosted by actress and humanitarian, Nomzamo Mbatha and Lalla Hirayama, who was backstage.
This year’s pageant was judged by former Miss SA 1996, Peggy-Sue Khumalo, TV personality and radio Anele Mdoda, Miss Univrse 2019 Zozibini Tunzi and actresses Leandie du Randt and Kim Engelbrecht. Musicians Mi Casa, Sho Madjozi, Jimmy Nevis, Ami Faku, and Sun El-Musician took the stage at the V&A Waterfront and serenaded the viewers.
Shudufhadzo also celebrated her victory on social media and thanked Souh Africa. “Just like that a life has been changed forever. I carry with me the women that came before me so that tonight could be. May this year be one of purpose and change. My beloved South Africa, Ndo livhuwa,” she wrote.
During an interview with Daily Sun in June, Shudufhadzo said she wanted to inspire young girls from Limpopo to do big things “I’m an example that where you come from doesn’t mean anything. Young girls should know that nothing is impossible. No dream is off limits. They can dream as big as they want and as much as they can regardless of where they come from,” she said.
Miss SA 2020 walked away with prizes worth of R3 million rand.
— Daily Sun