- Miss South Africa 2018 has been crowned and girls with stars in their eyes dream of becoming the next Miss SA.
- But there are some pretty strict and strange rules to keep in mind if you want to wear that crown.
- The list of requirements for entering the most popular beauty competition in the country has been shared earlier this year, and it was rather surprising to learn what is expected of entrants.
We watched as beautiful Tamaryn Green was crowned as Miss SA 2018 and we rejoiced with her when the crown was placed on her head.
But few people know exactly what these beauty queens have to go through to get onto that shining stage.
There area many rules and requirements that need to be strictly met.
Without further ado, here are ten requirements to enter Miss South Africa:
- You must be older than 20 or younger than 27 by 31 May 2019 -So you must be born after 1 June 1991 or before 3 May 1998.
- You must be a South African citizen with a valid SA ID or passport.
- You must have a Matric Certificate or “equivalent qualification”.
- You cannot be married and you must never have had a marriage annulled
- You cannot be engaged.
- You must never have been pregnant or have given birth and you cannot be pregnant at the time of the pageant.
- You must not have any visible tattoos.
- You must have no criminal record.
- You must be “truthful in respect of all matters in relation to the run-up tot he pageant, the pageant itself and the period of the pageant”. Any “false information” will lead to your disqualification.
People reacted somewhat strongly to the rules, especially the ones stating that mothers cannot enter the competition.
When the list was made public, the then-Miss SA stated that the pageant was only complying with international standards.
The official Miss SA pageant organisation tweeted:
We follow international pageant regulations. Being Miss SA is a very taxing and busy job during her year of reign, keeping moms away from their kids. However, there is the Mrs SA Pageant organisation who welcome moms and wives to enter.
Being Miss South Africa will take a lot of time away families and children. While we don’t permit mother’s to enter, @MrsSAPageant does welcome moms and wives.
Well, now you know. Be sure to keep these rules in mind as you practise your walk and work on your acceptance speech.
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