Hannes Van Der Walt crowned Mr South Africa 2020 in virtual ceremony

Hannes Van Der Walt crowned Mr South Africa 2020 in virtual ceremony

- The crowning of Mr South Africa 2020 was held over the weekend and Hannes Van Der Walt won

- Hannes is a 39-year-old Kempton Park resident who could not be more humbled by his crowning

- South Africans took to social media to congratulate and wish Hannes well on his big win

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Mr South Africa 2020 was crowned over the weekend it;'s Kempton Park resident Hannes Van Der Walt who won. First and second runner-ups are Koster De Villiers and Lee Jordan Jacobs. The event was live-streamed via a virtual ceremony over the weekend.

The 39-year-old winner is a father and husband who is very proud to be crowned and representing the country. South Africans have been sharing congratulatory messages to our new Mr SA on social media.

According to a post on Instagram, Hannes says he feels extremely humbled to be Mr SA 2020 as entering the pageant has already opened many doors for him.

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Meet Mr SA: Hannes van der Walt crowned
Hannes Van Der Walt was recently crowned Mr SA 2020 and could not be happier. Source: Hannes Van Der Walt
Source: Facebook

According to eNCA, Hannes wishes to become a role model for his community. IOL reported that it is highly unlikely that Hannes would be representing the country in any international pageants due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Briefly.co.za took to Twitter to see what Saffas are saying about the new Mr SA:

@MrLaReeRee wrote:

"Congratulations to our newly-crowned Mister South Africa Hannes van der Walt - Mr. South Africa 2020. #mistersouthafrica2020 #MzansiKing #SouthAfrica."

Briefly.co.za previously reported on the Mr South Africa pageant after the top 10 finalists were released. Images of the finalists began circulating on social media with mixed reactions, many of which were those of disappointment.

People shared memes about the Mr SA contestants claiming that they weren't the best-looking bunch we've had. According to reports, the shaming of the contestants started after they did an underwear photoshoot.

South African tweeps were absolutely savage in the comments section under a tweet by a news agency about the top 10 finalists. Briefly.co.za looked through social media to find some of the reactions to the Mr South Africa finalists.

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@dini_sims wrote:

"I didn't think they could do it but they did. This is worse than last year."

@BabakaSwazi asked:

"This is a joke neh?"

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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