Ramos excited for Miss World

Marilyn Ramos will represent SA against 132 other countries.

Miss South Africa Marilyn Ramos. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Miss South Africa Marilyn Ramos says she's excited to be participating in this year's Miss World competition.

The 22-year-old will represent South Africa against 132 other countries in the competition being held in Jakarta, Indonesia and watched worldwide by more than 1 billion people.

She will be dressed in an aquamarine evening dress designed specifically for her by Michael Bezuidenhout.

Biji Couture is making her official Miss World designer competition gown.

Ramos says she has learned valuable lessons from being Miss South Africa.

"I have been shown such kindness and generosity of spirit by the many South Africans I have met during my reign. I will do my best to showcase our beautiful country and the values of the Rainbow Nation."

The competition takes place on 28 September.

It will be aired on SABC 3.