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Aphelele Mbiyo

Age: 24

Province: Eastern Cape

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Was born in Mthata and raised in Port Elizabeth but currently lives in Lonehill, Johannesburg. She holds a BA in Integrated Marketing Communications and describes herself as calm, positive and ambitious. She loves to host dinners parties as she enjoys bringing people together over good food and says people would be surprised to hear that she plays the trombone. works as a marketing associate and is a part-time Boss Model.

Food: Igwinya & Mince/ Sushi

Drink: Ginger Tea

Scent: Yellow Diamond Versace

Colour: Blue

City: Cape Town

Animal: Lioness

Show: Insecure

Hobby: Singing out loud

Celeb: Issa Rae

Flower: White Lillies

Restaurant: Roco Mamas

Former Miss SA: Basetsana Kumalo

Busisiwe Esther Mmotla

Age: 27

Province: Gauteng

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Hails from Soweto and is a Senior & FET Phase teacher who graduated from the University of Johannesburg in 2017 with a Bachelor of Education degree. She is currently studying towards a Diploma in Personal Training at Trifocus Fitness Academy with the goal of becoming a wellness coach. She was previously crowned Miss Soweto in 2017 and won USN Face of Fitness 2019. Her favourite meal is spaghetti bolognaise and her dream destination is Paris, France.

Food: Mince & Spaghetti

Drink: Cranberry Juice

Scent: Lemon

Colour: Black/Navy

City: Paris

Animal: Dog

Show: Sports @ 10

Hobby: Volunteering

Celeb: Beyonce

Flower: Roses

Restaurant: Nandos

Former Miss SA: Tamaryn Green

Chantelle Pretorius

Age: 24

Province: Gauteng

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from Tshwane, Gauteng, is a full-time model and spends six to nine months a year working in Europe. She is also finishing her B. Com Business Management degree through Unisa and completed a diploma in nutrition at The Blackford Centre in the UK. If she won the Miss South Africa crown and was able to meet one person it would be Nataniël because of his sense of humour, his cooking and the way he is always unapologetically himself.

Food: Curry

Drink: Red Wine

Scent: Chanel Mademoiselle

Colour: Red

City: Barcelona

Animal: Dogs

Show: Anything with food

Hobby: Cooking

Celeb: Ryan Gosling

Flower: Orchid

Restaurant: Tashas

Former Miss SA: Rolene Strauss

Jordan Van der Vyver

Age: 24

Province: Western Cape

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Comes from Greenpoint in Cape Town and is an international model who usually spends half the year working in the US. The Covid lockdown has taught her to appreciate the meaningful things in life. She is inspired by her mother who is currently finishing her honours in psychology and has an older sister. Her role model is the late Audrey Hepburn and it was because of meeting Jo-Ann Strauss that she entered the pageant.

Food: Italian

Drink: Tea/ Kombucha

Scent: Sandalwood

Colour: Purple

City: Cape Town

Animal: Lynx (Cat)

Show: The Blacklist

Hobby: Arts & Crafts

Celeb: Gal Gadot

Flower: Protea

Restaurant: Tashas

Former Miss SA: Jo-Ann Strauss

Karishma Ramdev

Age: 25

Province: KwaZulu-Natal

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Comes from Chatsworth in KwaZulu-Natal but lives in Johannesburg where she is a qualified medical doctor working at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital. She says she is blessed to have had her family as her support structure during this time as working on the frontline has been stressful “as we are one of the main COVID hospitals dealing with the Corona virus.” If she wins Miss SA, she says she would like to meet Queen Elizabeth II so that she could ask her advice on how to keep her crown shiny!

Food: Trotters Curry

Drink: Coffee Freezo

Scent: Penhaligon’s Oud De Nil

Colour: Turquoise

City: Edinburg

Animal: American Bully

Show: Outlander

Hobby: Horse Riding

Celeb: Gigi Hadid

Flower: Peony

Restaurant: The Chef’s Table

Former Miss SA: Kerishnie Naicker

Lebogang Mahlangu

Age: 24

Province: Gauteng

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From Soshanguve, Tshwane, Gauteng is a food scientist working in research and development for a large multinational. She is also a social entrepreneur and owns a community bakery in Soshanguve. She loves the feeling of adrenalin and adventure and enjoys exploring new hiking routes, running and exercising. She says people would be surprised to learn that she was once an aspiring professional soccer player, represented Gauteng and went to a sports school in hopes of playing for Banyana Banyana!

Food: Doritos

Drink: Coffee/ Tea

Scent: Femme

Colour: Black & White

City: Pretoria

Animal:Wolf

Show: Suits/Girlfriends

Hobby: Soccer

Celeb: Bonang Matheba

Flower: Protea

Restaurant: None

Former Miss SA: Bokang Montjane

Melissa Nayimuli

Age: 24

Province: Eastern Cape

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From Butterworth in the Eastern Cape now lives in Sunninghill, Joburg where she works as an account manager for a marketing agency. She has a BA in Motion Picture Medium from AFDA and majored in television writing. Her role models are Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, because “she is not afraid to speak the truth no matter the cost” and Ava DuVerney “whose commitment to writing stories that challenge the way one sees the world and thinks is inspiring.

Food: Ribs & Wings

Drink: Orange Juice

Scent: Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt

Colour: Black

City: Joburg

Animal: Giraffe

Show: Big Bang Theory

Hobby: DIY Projects

Celeb: Ava Duvernay

Flower: Orchid

Restaurant: Mugg & Bean

Former Miss SA: Zozibini Tunzi

Natasha Joubert

Age: 23

Province: Gauteng

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Is from Centurion, Tshwane in Gauteng. She is a Public Relations Officer at RFJ Inc. Attorneys and founder and owner of Natalia Jefferys (Pty) Ltd. She has a B. Com Marketing Management Graduate from Boston City Campus. She says she was quite the tomboy as a little girl and would much rather play outside with boys and was the only girl in her karate class. She describes herself as unwavering, compassionate and ambitious and says her guilty pleasure is Salted Caramel Häagen-Dazs ice cream.

Food: Oumie’s Stew

Drink: Rooibos Tea

Scent: YSL-Libre

Colour: Dark Teal

City: Cape Town

Animal: Maltese Poodle

Show: The Block

Hobby: Hockey/Designing

Celeb: Paul Wesley

Flower: Peony

Restaurant: Tashas

Former Miss SA: Rolene Strauss

Shudufhadzo Musida

Age: 24

Province: Limpopo

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Comes from Ha-Masia in Limpopo and has a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Pretoria and is currently pursuing a BA Honours in International Relations at the University of Witwatersrand. Shudufhadzo – who has a younger sister – says her role models include Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, Toni Morrison, Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Gcuka and Amina J. Mohammed. In her spare time, she reads, sings and practices the keyboard.

Food: Pasta

Drink: Tea

Scent: Narciso Rodriguez for her

Colour: Blue

City: Cape Town

Animal: Giraffe

Show: The River

Hobby: Sleeping

Celeb: Beyonce

Flower: Rose

Restaurant: Big Mouth

Former Miss SA: Basetsana Kumalo

Thato Mosehle

Age: 25

Province: North West

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From Klerksdorp in the North West is a medical doctor currently completing her internship with the aim of becoming an anaesthesiologist. She has won numerous pageants which she starting entering after a knee injury halted her ambition to be a Protea netball player. She loves burgers, enjoys knitting scarves, trying new recipes and watching makeup tutorials and perfecting her makeup skills on herself and on other people.

Food: Burgers

Drink: Sprite

Scent: Good Girl Carolina Ferrera

Colour: Dusty pink

City: Cape Town

Animal: Dog

Show: Date my Family

Hobby: Knitting

Celeb: Beyonce

Flower: Rose

Restaurant: Roco Mamas

Former Miss SA: Zozibini Tunzi