The top 12 are an impressive group and include several medical, science and law students and a number of BComm and BSc graduates.
Pretoria – The finalists for Miss SA 2018 were announced today and the top 12 is jam-packed with only the best.
Held at the luxurious Maslow Hotel in Menlyn the finalists rubbed shoulders with former Miss South Africa’s Melinda Bam, Bokang Montjane and Suzette van der Merwe.
One of these 12 bombshell girls will succeed current Miss South Africa Adè van Heerden, to take top honours on, May 27, at Sun International’s new flagship venue, the Sun Arena at Time Square, Pretoria.
The finalists, who each receive a prize package valued at R180 000, come from six of the country’s provinces. They are an impressive group and include several medical, science and law students and a number of BComm and BSc graduates.
Gareth Flusk from Sun International on behalf of the Miss South Africa Organisation said: “We are thrilled with the calibre of the finalists in our 60th anniversary year. Any of these contestants would do us proud on the international stage. We are delighted that this year two women will be given the opportunity to shine.”
The finalists are:
Akile Khoza (23) from Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga who is studying for her Masters in neuroscience at Stellenbosch University.
Anzelle van Staden (25), from Centurion in Gauteng, has a BComm degree from the University of Pretoria and is currently a full-time model.
Bryoni Govender (21), from Kempton Park in Gauteng, is a third year LLB student at the University of Johannesburg.
Daniellë de Jager (20) from Benoni, Gauteng, is currently studying biokinetics at the Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth.
Karishma Ramdev (23), from Chatsworth in KZN, is a fifth-year medical student at the University of Pretoria.
Margo Fargo (25), originally from Heidedal in the Free State, has a BSc consumer sciences honours degree and is a co-founder of an NPO.
Noxolo Ndebele (24), from KwaNongoma in KZN, has a BComm Acc degree and worked as a financial controller.
Amarin Bensch (25), originally from Bedfordview in Gauteng but now living in Somerset West, works in property management and interior renovations.
Tamaryn Green (23), from Paarl in the Western Cape, is in her final year of medicine at the University of Cape Town.
Thandokazi Mfundisi (23), from East London in the Eastern Cape, is a final year LLB student at Fort Hare.
Tharina Botes (21), from Roodepoort in Gauteng, is a first year BComm marketing and business degree student at Damelin and a part-time model.
Thulisa Keyi (26), originally from East London and who now lives in Gauteng, is currently doing her articles after graduating from the University of Cape Town.