The past few hours have been celebratory, especially on social media, after Shudufhadzo Musida was crowned Miss SA 2020. The beauty has wowed Mzansi because of her intelligence and her perception of life. This has gotten most people on a spree to find out more details about her. How about delving in some interesting facts about her that most people do not know about?
At the tender age of twenty-four, Shudufhadzo Musida stands as an admirable and intelligent lady after she took home the most sought-after title. Despite the stiff competition in the beauty pageant, she managed to have her head held high, and when she was declared the winner, she gave her fans so much hope.
Interesting facts about Shudufhadzo Musida, Miss SA 2020
Who is Shudufhadzo Musida? Most people know her for her confidence and how she stood out from most of her contestants because of her unique appearance. However, there is so much information about Shudufhadzo Musida that you might be interested to know. How about unveiling Shudufhadzo Musida facts?
1. She shares a birthday with Nelson Mandela!
Shudufhadzo Musida was born on 18th June 1996 in Limpopo. If you have been wondering about Shudufhadzo Musida age, she is twenty-four years old. It is incredible how intelligent and successful she is.
2. Limpopo to the world
Shudufhadzo Musida traces her roots to a small village called Ha-Masia in the Vhembe District Municipality of Limpopo. Apart from representing the country, she is a proud Venda woman who looks forward to giving back to her community. She is the first lady from Limpopo to hold the Miss SA title, and believes that she will not be the last one from the region to hold the title.
3. She is not new to cameras
If you watched the finals of the pageant, you must have noticed how confident Shudufhadzo was throughout. Interestingly, she is a model. It turns out that she started her career in modelling at the age of seventeen. She has partnered and modelled for brands like Woolworths and a skincare range called Eucerin. In 2018, she was featured in Vogue Italia.
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4. First try at pageantry
Contesting in Miss SA 2020 was Shudufhadzo's first attempt of participating in a pageant. On 1st October 2020, she had an interview with Afternoon Express where she revealed that it was her first attempt at the pageantry. She also revealed that she was challenged by Zozibini Tunzi after she won the Miss Universe title.
5. A beauty with brains
If you listen to Shudufhadzo speaking, you will be convinced that she is a smart lady. She boasts of a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Philosophy, Politics and Economics degree from the University of Pretoria. As though that is not enough, she is currently pursuing a BA Honours in International Relations at the University of Witwatersrand. It is incredible how she manages to strike a balance between her studies and her passion.
6. A strong belief in women empowerment
Shudufhadzo is passionate about economic empowerment of both women and children. She believes that the Miss SA platform will be fundamental in amplifying her social activism. The best part about it is that she does not shy away from speaking up about her course. In fact, during her Miss SA 2020 acceptance speech, she made the following remarks about the same,
I stand here today as your Miss South Africa with immense pride and joy to be representing such a beautiful nation – one of the first Venda women, but certainly not the last – to become Miss South Africa. I stand here as an advocate for educational and economic empowerment of women and children and mental health awareness – honoured to be an ambassador of this beautiful nation.
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7. A champion of mental health
Shudufhadzo is also passionate about conversations regarding mental health. She believes that the mind is the powerhouse that dictates one's productivity. She also preaches the gospel of prioritising conversations regarding mental health and doing away with the notion that the topic is a taboo. She hinted on the issue during the top 3 round of the Miss SA 2020 ceremony.
8. A victim of bullying
During the interview with Afternoon Express, Shudufhadzo Musida Miss SA 2020 opened up about her experience with bullying. She revealed that at the age of nine, she joined a new school where she was bullied for being Venda for seven years. The experience made her dream to be the voice of the minor people who cannot speak for themselves.
9. Hard work defines her
She credits her success to the hard work that she has put in throughout her course. She believes that being talented requires one to work hard for them to make it in modelling. Her social media pages are proof of how determined she gets when she sets her mind to do something.
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10. Humanitarian activities
Shudufhadzo is a lady who stays true to her words. She has taken part in several charity drives in Limpopo. She recently donated sanitary towels, blankets, and food parcels to Takalani Children’s Home in Venda.
11. R3 million richer!
Apart from bagging the prestigious title, Musida walked away with a whopping R1 million in cash from the organisers of the pageant. As part of the package, she will be receiving R2 million worth of prizes and sponsorships. She will also have access to a Mercedes-Benz cabriolet and a fully furnished luxurious apartment in Sandton.
Shudufhadzo and the first and second runners up will, for the first time in the history of Miss South Africa pageant, represent the country in three of the world's most prestigious pageants. The three will take part in Miss Supranational, Miss World, and Miss Universe.
Shudufhadzo Musida has always been passionate about giving back to society even before she landed the platform. If you wish to follow up on how she will bring her ideas to fruition, be sure to follow Shudufhadzo Musida Instagram and Twitter accounts.
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Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss Universe 2019 in a competitive pageant. Her success has landed her a ton of opportunities among them the role of a judge in Miss SA 2020.
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