Winning a Miss South pageant is a really big deal. For the following year it is tours, events and a lot of charity work.
But, the fame only lasts until the next pageant, when a new queen is crowned.
However, some ladies managed to use the crown to build themselves successful careers.
Briefly.co.za gathered the following beauty queens have succeeded in life after pageants:
1. Rolene Strauss
Strauss won the Miss South Africa pageant in 2014, but she did not hold the title for long because she was later crowned Miss Universe.
However, four years later and the beauty queen is a successful doctor.
Strauss just goes to show women can have both brains and beauty.
2. Celeste Khumalo
Celeste Khumalo won the 2011 Miss South Africa Teen competition, and she later went on to become a successful businesswoman, actress and media personality.
3. Bokang Montjane
The 2010 Miss South Africa winner has blossomed right in front of our eyes.
The beauty queen turned businesswoman is not only successful financially, but she is also a loving wife and mommy.
4. Basetsana Kumalo
According to News365.co.za, Kumalo can be dubbed the most successful former beauty queen in South Africa.
Since her days as Miss South Africa, Kumalo has established herself as a successful television personality, businesswoman, and philanthropist. She is truly an inspiration for all.
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