Reigning Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green has some pertinent advice for the hundreds of young hopefuls who would like to fill her shoes come August.
There are already more than 500 applicants for the 2019 competition, and it seems likely that a record number of entries will be received this year for the pageant, which takes place on Women’s Day, Friday, August 9, at Sun International’s flagship venue, the Sun Arena at Times Square, Pretoria.
So what, does Green believe, is needed to win the competition?
“You must really want it. You need drive, passion and stamina! Miss South Africa should also have a serving heart, be relatable, generous and passionate about empowering other women and girls. Never underestimate the power of one. You need to shine as the best form of yourself. Always be authentic and talk and act from the heart. Don’t pretend to be something you are not.”
She continues: “It is hard to comprehend just how big the Miss South Africa platform is and the opportunities it offers the title holder. It is bigger than I ever could have imagined. I found myself in the position where my voice was heard. However, this comes with an immense responsibility. You are able to help as many people as you can. You have to seize the opportunity and run with it. It really does transform your life.”
There’s close to R3-million in prize money and sponsorships for this year’s glittering pageant, with the winner walking away with R1-million in cash as well as a car and other fabulous prizes. The first princess takes home R250 000 in cash, and all 16 finalists receive R25 000.
Enter at www.misssa.co.za. Entries close on June 10 and the 16 finalists will be announced on July 11.
Miss South Africa is presented by Weil Entertainment in association with Sun International and the LFP Group.