Miss SA 2017 semi-finalists revealed
Fourteen of the 26 semi-finalists are from Gauteng.
JOHANNESBURG - The semi-finalists for the 2017 Miss South Africa pageant have been announced, with the larger parts of Gauteng and the Western Cape represented by contestants.
The Top 26 semi-finalists who are vying for the coveted title will compete at the Sun City Superbowl in March.
Among them are a medical doctor and a speech therapist; several law students; one about to qualify as an engineer; the owner of a construction company and a news reader on Soweto TV.
Attempting a comeback on the runaway this year are two ladies who were Miss South Africa finalists placed in the Top 12 for 2014 and 2015.
Revealing further details on the pair, organisers say one was awarded her Protea colours in rhythmic gymnastics at the age of 13 and was a gold medal winner at the All African Championships, while the other contestant is the daughter of a legendary former Bafana Bafana soccer captain.
Fourteen contestants are from Gauteng, six from the Western Cape, three from Kwa-Zulu Natal and one each from the Eastern Cape, Limpopo and Mpumalanga.
Ntandoyenkosi Kunene, the current Miss South Africa, will crown her successor at the 2017 pageant. She will be leaving at the end of the year to compete in the Miss World and Miss Universe pageants.
Four of the Miss SA 2017 semi-finalists are from Pretoria. Picture: Supplied
THE TOP 26 SEMI-FINALISTS FOR MISS SOUTH AFRICA 2016:
Adè van Heerden - Herold's Bay, Western Cape
Boipelo Mabe - Alexandra, Gauteng
Callie-Jo Bouman - Bellville, Cape Town, Western Cape
Chante Holloway - Atlantis, Western Cape
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters - Sedgefield, Western Cape
Devoney Crossman - Greenstone, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Iman Mkwanazi - Lenasia, Gauteng
Jessica Tovey - Randparkridge, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Kayla Malherbe - Mtunzini, Kwa Zulu Natal
Keipeile Dintoe - Saulsville, Pretoria, Gauteng
Lou-Marie Taljaard - Bellville, Cape Town, Western Cape
Michelle Kruger - Witbank, Mpumalanga
Milanie Cilliers - Mokopane, Limpopo
Nicole van Niekerk - Môregloed, Pretoria, Gauteng
Nompumelelo Mampholo - Diepkloof, Soweto, Gauteng
Ntombikayise Msimango - Springs, Gauteng
Odirile Sepeng - Mabopane, Pretoria, Gauteng
Olin-Shae de la Cruz - Claremont, Cape Town, Western Cape
Priyeshka Lutchman - Yellowwood Park, Durban, Kwa Zulu Natal
Saskia Wagner - Honeydew, Gauteng
Shané Naidoo - Benoni, Gauteng
Shelbe Pretorius - Pinehaven, Krugersdorp, Gauteng
Shenai Bridglall - Port Shepstone, Kwa Zulu Natal
Tshegofatso Monggae - Dobsonville, Soweto, Gauteng
Yuta Raubenheimer - Kameeldrift, Pretoria, Gauteng
Zozibini Tunzi - East London/Tsolo, Eastern Cape