Ms Tertiary SA winners crowned
Stylishness and excitement took center stage at Johannesburg City Hall on 3 August during the Ms Tertiary SA beauty pageant.
Ms Tertiary SA is a beauty pageant that is open to South African female students between the ages of 18 and 35 who attend any legally registered public or private university or college nationwide, whether they are single, previously or currently married, and with or without children.
The event attracted scores of tertiary students and their parents from Gauteng Province and beyond. Incredible performances by artistes such as Gigi Lamayne gave the event an electrifying atmosphere, keeping the audience captivated and celebrating.
It got down to the wire as the judges arrowed their selection from 12 contestants to five finalists. In the end, Desiree Dlakude from the University of Pretoria was crowned Queen , Khanyisa Twentiewy of University of Western Cape was crowned First Princess, and Kabelo Maupa of University of Witwatersrand became Second Princess.
“With this pageant, we aim to bridge the financial struggles of students in tertiary institutions said Ms Tertiary CEO Lungako Magida.
At Ms Tertiary, she said their intention is to gradually decrease the rising number of financially excluded students by disbursing scholarships to the pageant winners, creating income opportunities to an array of students.
It is all about youth empowerment, she said. “I cannot wait to work with my new queens and stakeholders addressing mental health issues amongst students. We will also be coordinating workshops on monetizing the digital space.”