First transgender woman makes Miss South Africa Top 30

First transgender woman makes Miss South Africa Top 30

The search is on! Who will wear the Miss South Africa 2021 crown?

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The Miss South Africa organisation says: “The Top 30 is an impressive and diverse group. Among them are two medical doctors, an attorney, a commercial pilot, an environmental specialist as well as models, graduates and students. Some have started their own businesses while others run charitable organisations.”

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The first transgender woman to enter the competition, Lehlogonolo Machaba from North West, is among the woman who have taken a spot in the Top 30.

The 30 contestants come from around the country; Gauteng has 12 contenders (with four from Pretoria), followed by the Western Cape with seven, KwaZulu-Natal with four, the Eastern Cape with three, the Free State with two, and North West and Limpopo each have one entrant.

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Liesl Laurie, former Miss South Africa and host on Jacaranda FM, is a Top 30 and Top 10 judge.
Former title holders Bokang Montjane-Tshabalala (2010), Melinda Bam (2011), and Tamaryn Green (2018) will be joining Laurie as a judge.

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Image credit: All images supplied by Miss South Africa organisation

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