She has made history as the first South African to win as runner-up.
SOUTH Africa’s Thato Mosehle, 26, flew the South African flag high when she became the second runner-up at the 2021 Miss Supranational pageant. She also became the first South African woman crowned. Namibia’s Chanique Rabe won the title of Miss Supranational 2021 pageant.
The grand coronation took place at the Strzelecki Park Ampitheatre, in Poland, at the weekend. Rabe also made history by becoming the first African to win the title. From the onset, during the build up, Mosehle had been doing well and was one of the front runners among 57 other contestants worldwide.
“Congratulations to Chanique Rabe. She is going to be a fantastic title holder. I wish her everything of the best during the coming year. This whole experience has been beyond my wildest expectations and I am delighted to have done so well. Poland is a magical country and everyone we met has made us feel so welcome. Thank you also to everyone back home for your wonderful messages of support,” said Mosehle.
Miss Puerto Rico Karla Acevedo was the first runner-up, Miss South Africa Thato Mosehle the second runner-up, Miss Venezuela Valentina Sanchez was the third runner-up and Miss Dominican Republic Eoanna Constanz became the fourth runner-up.
Stephanie Weil, chief executive officer of the Miss South Africa Organisation together with Miss South Africa creative director, Werner Wessels, accompanied Mosehle to Poland for support.
“Mosehle shone on the international stage and we are incredibly proud of her and her achievement in making it to the Top 3,” said Weil.
Mosehle, a medical doctor by profession, was born and bred in Stilfontein, North West. She attained her MBCHB degree at the University of the Free State, in 2018. She could not, in the past, partake in the Miss South Africa pageant because she was occupied with matters of her medical profession.
In March 2021, Mosehle completed her medical internship at the Klerksdorp Tshepong Hospital complex as one of the front line workers. Mosehle would love to become an anaesthesiologist in the future.
She has launched an online platform, #ChooseDay online talk show, where she shared her medical knowledge with the hope to enlighten people, so they would learn to take better care of their health on her social media platforms.