Miss SA top 30 REVEALED!

Anelisa Nxele from Durban in KZN hopes to be the next Miss SA 2023.
Anelisa Nxele from Durban in KZN hopes to be the next Miss SA 2023.

THE top 30 contestants for the title of Miss South Africa 2023 have been announced.  

The contestants come from all nine provinces of Mzansi, with Joburg leading the pack with nine, and the Western Cape is represented by five.

KZN is represented by four contestants. Eastern Cape and the North West are represented by three contestants, respectively.

Northern Cape and Limpopo have two candidates each, and Mpumalanga and Free State have one each.

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The participants include graduates, lawyers, teachers, architecture students, a filmmaker, as well as a pilot student. 

This year’s rule changes allowed both married women and those with children to take part. Both Jordan van der Vyver and Nicole Eksteen are married, while Rozelle Bester has a five-year-old son.

Some of the participants are no strangers to the Miss South Africa pageant stage, just like  Natasha Joubert, who represented the Mzansi at the Miss Universe pageant after making it to top 3 in 2020.

Previously, Van der Vyver (2020), Keaoleboga Nkashe (2022) and Melissa Nayimuli (2020) were placed in the top 10, while Bryoni Govender made it to the top 12 in 2018.

The Miss South Africa 2023 Top 30 finalists are:

Anelisa Nxele (22),
Angie Mkwanazi (23),
Anke Rothmann (23),
Barbara Moagi (22),
Bryoni Govender (26),
Carmen Barnard (24),
Hestie Jooste (25),
Homba Mazaleni (23),
Jordan van der Vyver (27),
Karla Pienaar (23),
Keaoleboga Nkashe (27),
Khanya Desi (22),
Lebohang Raputsoe (24),
Lerato Maponya (26),
Levern “Donnatella” José (23), Lungo Katete (26),
Malandi Marais (21),
Mbali Mbalu (25),
Melissa Nayimuli (27),
Michelle Kruger (28),
Naledi Mara (23),
Nande Mabala (25),
Natasha Joubert (25),
Ndyebo Lurayi (26),
Nicole Eksteen (28),
Oreabetse “Rea” Molefe (23),
Rozelle Bester (27),
Sibusisiwe Zwane (20),
Thandolwenkosi Hadebe (22) and
Ané Oosthuysen (25).

Fans can vote for their favourite through the Miss South Africa app.

Voting began on Wednesday, May 24, and ends on Sunday, May 28.

The finalists will be announced in June via the Miss South Africa app, which can be downloaded free of charge from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

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