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Tears and tiaras will be guaranteed at the grand finale of the Mrs Universe pageant, in which a Soweto born women will hope to make her mark. Representing Dobsonville, Charlotte Nkabinde is just months away from competing in the Mrs Universe Africa pageant. Mrs Universe Africa is a beauty pageant that, like many others, gathers representatives from all over the world and brings them together to compete for the coveted crown.
Mrs Universe Africa contestants are between the age of 24 and 50 years and they are mature, driven, ambitious and most of all real-relatable women who strive to be the best version of themselves. They are wives, in most cases they are mothers, entrepreneurs with more being agents of change. The pageant was established to honour married women throughout the world. The Mrs Universe Africa pageant highlights women from all over the world that showcase their achievements and passion for their communities.
She is up against 40 other hopefuls in the competition, which will include a number of rounds; the first involves the contestants having to parade in a cocktail dress, the second features swim-wear and the last round sees the women in a ball gown. They are currently on the Top 20 semi-finalists stage billed to go through the finals where they will have to answer a series of questions before the winner is announced.
The 48year-old is hoping that experience will count as this is not the first beauty pageant that she has participated in.
For Charlotte, competing in the pageant is more than winning the crown and sash. She stated that her life journey embodies the South-African dream. Charlotte was born and raised in Soweto where she worked hard to complete her national diploma in Business management.
As Mrs Universe finalist, a proud mother of 4 kids is using her platform to groom and mentor the boy child through the Boys hope foundation. “I am currently working closely with the Mohato Foundation, whom their mission is to help feed those who are less fortunate, the drug addicts that society labels as bo-Nyaope and also destigmatising, educating and helping them to recover from addictions”.
She also mentioned that she plans on opening a rehabilitation and technical training centre before reaching her pearly gates.
“I will Inspire our government to bring back a technical school in Soweto where our kids will go for rehabilitation and learn hand skills such as building, carpentry, mechanics, etc, just to name a few”.
Mrs Universe pageant grand finale will be held in South Korea on November, she mentioned that the exact venue has not yet been finalised.
The country can show support by liking her photos on social media @mrsuniverseafrica, #MrsUniverseAfrica2021
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