The 23-year-old beauty from Tzaneen became the fan's favorite after making it to top five as the only contestant voted by the public into the coveted spot. Her runner-up was Ayanda Thabethe from KwaZulu-Natal, Maritzburg. The pageant was hosted by radio and television personality Anele Mdoda and took place Saturday night at the Sun Arena in Times Square, Pretoria. .
In her acceptance speech she said the following:
“I am Miss SA 2022. I have uttered these words more than a thousand times before, but to be able to say it today and it actually being my reality is so humbling. Look at God,” she said.
“I would like to glorify my heavenly Father for making this dream come true. God has carried me and prepared me for such a time through every season of my life, and it is through His faithfulness that I am here. With every step that I took, I had peace in knowing that He was there with me and I know that He will continue to guide me to touch as many lives as possible in this new chapter,”
“For a girl from Gabaza to be seen, embraced and chosen to represent her country is a groundbreaking moment. A moment that reaffirms that our dreams are valid, regardless of where we come from. I am grateful for the women who have gone before me who broke the glass ceilings so I could stand here today empowered, fulfilled and ready to proudly raise the South African flag up high everywhere I go and to shine the light of hope to all South Africans,”
In terms of representing the country she said “As your Miss SA, I understand the importance of representation, because it is through seeing other women look beyond their fears and their circumstances, that I gained the courage to rise to the call. I will represent SA, in all its diversity, resilience and beauty. It really does take a village, and I am so grateful that my village showed up for me. It is now for me to work and ensure that every success of mine overflows into my country,
The beauty said she aims to ensure that learners have resources that can assist and prepare them for the future. “It is our collective responsibility to create a conducive environment for our youth to cultivate their God-given talents, skills and intelligence. Talent uncultivated is talent lost, and that is a loss that we no longer can afford as a nation'', she added.
Even though she demonstrated both beauty and brains not everyone was excited for her. some people on twitter shared their views by saying the following
others were happy for her and they sent congratulatory messages
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