Mrs SA Candice Abrahams crowned Mrs World 2016

Abrahams took the title of Mrs World at the 27th Mrs World Pageant held today in China.

The new Mrs World, Candice Abrahams. Picture: @MrsSA_Official.

JOHANNESBURG - Mrs South Africa, Candice Abrahams, has just added her name to a list of local celebrities making it big beyond this country's borders.

Abrahams has been crowned Mrs World at the 27th Mrs World Pageant held today at Dongguan, in China.

In a statement released today, the new Mrs World said, "What an honour to be able to bring the Mrs World crown home to South Africa. It has always been a dream of mine to win Mrs South Africa and to represent my country on the international stage; to be bringing home the title is just the cherry on top of my achievements over the last year."

Mrs SA went up against 45 other married women from different countries and ended up on the top two with Mrs Poland just before she scooped the crown.

#Top2 with Poland and @MrsSA_Official! #SA4MrsWorld

The women took part in a talent competition, national costume competition, orientation and interaction ahead of the main event today.

She was a firm favourite in the national costume category as she stole the show in an Anel Botha gown, which was symbolic of South African wildlife and a headpiece by Riana Conradie.

CEO of Mrs South Africa Joani Johnson said, "We are beyond excited that Candice has taken this esteemed title, it is something that we have been working towards since she was crowned in October last year. We always believed that Candice would bring the title home and it is an overwhelming moment for the entire team that Candice has achieved her international goal."

Abrahams is also the wife of Metro FM DJ, Ismail Abrahams, who has joined proud South Africans on Twitter to shower the new Mrs World with messages of congratulations.