Can Mrs Africa clinch the Mrs Globe crown?

She was billed an unlikely winner, but the Soweto born model stunned the audience when she was crowned Mrs Africa Globe in the previous year. Pertunia Malingisa, 29, outclassed the set of 53 hopefuls as they showed off their swimwear, evening gowns and the authentic interview skills in a bid to impress a panel of judges.

But Pertunia’s journey to the Mrs Africa Globe title was not a direct flight. “At the age of 9 when I was competing at the primary school where I was attending, I had the success of being crowned Miss Moroeroe, that entrenched my passion of wanting to pursue modeling as a career”. An aspiring Theologist, business entrepreneur and motivational speaker who’s devoted herself to the culture, art, and economic development of indigenous people.

 Pertunia founded KMP foundation that aims at helping needy and disabled people with both foods and shelters. She is also a proud Longrich health products share-holder. As she prepares to embark on her journey to Mrs Globe, Pertunia is beyond humbled to hear and see how much support she has from different communities all over the country.

“Pageants are for empowered women who have a vision of making themselves stronger and better, and empower other women to do the same, and come together as one.” The focus on empowerment is something we could focus on more than just the physical beauty of the women who compete.”

The newly minted Mrs Africa Globe will represent the continent late this year in a grand finale set to take place in Beijing, China.

Thapelo Magola Soweto Sunrise News

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