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The highly anticipated finals of this year’s Miss Soweto came to an end with Thobile Steyn being crowned Miss Soweto 2020, ahead of 19 other hopefuls at the Soweto Theatre on Saturday, November 28.
The 21-year old from Diepkloof received a prize valued at R100 000 from white star and a brand-new Toyota Starlet, a year’s worth of hair service from Candi & Co and evening gowns by Eli Ball. Thobile also took the Miss congeniality tittle, with Thando Tshabalala and Tshireletso Olifant walking away with Miss Social Butterfly and Miss Photogenic, respectively.
The annual beauty pageant, proudly sponsored by White Star super maize meal, was a stellar occasion with local music legend, Samthing Soweto, headlining the entertainment. Thobile takes over the crown from Musawenkosi Gumede, who has admitted that ending miss Soweto is the most difficult experience. “To be quite honest this year has been a roller-coaster ride, with all activities halted due to the covid-19 outbreak. Therefore, most of my initiatives were not implemented but my journey does not end here.”
The event was co-hosted by Miss Soweto 2016 winner, Nthabiseng Kgasi, and Miss Soweto 2009 first princess, Refiloe Motsei. The Miss Soweto’s top 20 finalists were judged by broadcaster, businesswoman and 2002 Miss South-Africa runner-up, Bridget Masinga, and former fashion editor and blogger, Grace Mantjiu, as well as renowned singer/songwriter Judith Sephuma. With her mesmerizing smile and positive attitude, Thobile took center stage, flanked by Anati Conjwa and Kutloano Moloi, as her first and second runner-up respectively.
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