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Zoey Seboe made top 30 Miss SA, but people noticed something about her skin that caused a stir.

Miss South Africa is a South African national beauty pageant that selects representatives to compete in two of the Big Four international beauty pageants, Miss World and Miss Universe, as well as one representative to compete in the minor international pageant Miss Supranational.

Zoey Seboe, a model and business law student, has made the Miss South Africa top 30 with her unusual skin condition, lamellar ichthyosis.

The 22-year-old Midrand native was named one of the top 30 Miss SA 2022 contenders last night.

"Lamellar ichthyosis is an autosomal recessive condition that manifests at birth and persists throughout life," according to

"I entered because I am ready to face my power and accept my future," Seboe stated.

"I believe I should win because I am determined to take this platform to the next level, not just in terms of diversity and inclusion, but also in terms of busting stereotypes that have been purposefully and unknowingly fostered toward individuals who appear different," said Seboe.

"I want to encourage others to believe in themselves and support a fair depiction of diversity and inclusion on platforms that help us construct our collective and cultural narrative," she says.

Lehlogonolo Machaba, the first trans woman to openly enter Miss South Africa, is among this year's top 30.

Joining Seboe and Machaba are two of 13 contestants from Gauteng (three from Soweto), followed by five from the Western Cape and four from KwaZulu-Natal.

The Eastern Cape has three contestants, with Free State represented by two. North West and Limpopo have one each.

Former Miss South Africa Liesl Laurie-Mthombeni, body positive activist Tracey-Lee Lusty Horwitz, businesswoman Koo Govender, fashion designer Khosi Nkosi, magazine editor Makhosazana Zwane-Siguqa, actor Simoné Nortmann, and media personality Thando Thabethe were among the all-female judges who chose the top 30.

After Zoey was posted many people speculated that she will get pity votes.


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