South Africa at major beauty pageants

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This is a list of South Africa's representatives and their placements at the Big Four international beauty pageants, considered the most important in the world.

The country has a total of seventy placements and won six victories:

  • Three — Miss Universe crowns (1978 • 2017 • 2019)
  • Three — Miss World crowns (1958 • 1974 Assumed • 2014)

Hundreds of beauty pageants are conducted yearly, but the Big Four are considered the most prestigious,[1] widely covered and broadcast by media.[2] The Wall Street Journal,[3] BBC News,[4] CNN,[5] Xinhua News Agency,[6] and global news agencies such as Reuters[7] and Agence France-Presse[8][9] collectively refer to the four major pageants as "Big Four" namely: Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International and Miss Earth.[10][11][12]

The South Africa franchise holders of the four major beauty pageants are the following:

  • Stephanie Weil – Miss South Africa for Miss Universe and Miss World
  • Unknown National Director — King and Queen of South Africa for Miss International
  • Catherine Constantinides — Miss Earth South Africa for Miss Earth

South Africa's Big Four titleholders[edit]

Color Key
  •      Miss Universe winner
  •      Miss World winner
  •      Miss International winner
  •      Miss Earth winner
  •      Ended as Runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalists, Semi-finalists or Quarter-finalists
YEAR MISS UNIVERSE MISS WORLD MISS INTERNATIONAL MISS EARTH
2021 Lalela Mswane
2nd Runner-Up
Shudufhadzo Musida
(TBD)
TBD TBD
2020 Natasha Joubert ↑ No Pageant Held Lungo Katete
Top 20
2019 Zozibini Tunzi
WINNER
Sasha-Lee Olivier
Top 40
Nicole Middleton Nazia Wadee
2018 Tamaryn Green
1st Runner-Up
Thulisa Keyi
Top 30
Reabetswe Sechoaro
2nd Runner-Up
Margo Fargo
Top 12
2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters
WINNER
Adé van Heerden
Top 10
Tayla Skye Robinson
Top 15
Irini Moutzouris
(Withdrew)
2016 Ntandoyenkosi Kunene Ntandoyenkosi Kunene Tharina Botes Nozipho Magagula
Top 16
2015 Refilwe Mthimunye
Top 15
Liesl Laurie
Top 10
× Carla Viktor
2014 Ziphozakhe Zokufa Rolene Strauss
WINNER
× Ilzé Saunders
2013 Marilyn Ramos Marilyn Ramos Cindy Rosslind Ashanti Mbanga
Top 16
2012 Melinda Bam
Top 10
Remona Moodley × Tamerin Jardine
Top 8
2011 Bokang Montjane Bokang Montjane
Top 7
Natasha Kashimoto Dominique Mann
2010 Nicole Flint
Top 10
Nicole Flint
Top 25
Matapa Maila Nondyebo Dzingwa
Top 7
2009 Tatum Keshwar
Top 10
Tatum Keshwar
2nd Runner-Up
Bokang Montjane Chanel Grantham
Top 16
2008 Tansey Coetzee
Top 15
Tansey Coetzee
Top 5
× Matapa Maila
2007 Megan Coleman Megan Coleman × Bokang Montjane
Top 16
2006 Thuli Sithole Thuli Sithole × Nancy Dos Reis
2005 Claudia Henkel
Top 15
Dhiveja Sundrum
Top 15
× Jacqueline Postma
2004 Joan Ramagoshi Joan Ramagoshi × Sally Leung
2003 Cindy Nell
2nd Runner-Up
Cindy Nell × Catherine Constantinides
2002 Vanessa Carreira
3rd Runner-Up
Claire Sabbagha × ×
2001 Jo-Ann Strauss Jo-Ann Strauss
Top 10
× Inecke van der Westhuizen
2000 Heather Hamilton
Top 10
Heather Hamilton Irmari Steyl ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 2001 in Manila, Philippines.)
1999 Sonia Raciti
Top 5
Sonia Raciti
2nd Runner-Up
×
1998 Kerishnie Naicker
Top 10
Kerishnie Naicker
Top 5
×
1997 Mbali Gasa Jessica Motaung
2nd Runner-Up
×
1996 Carol Becker Peggy-Sue Khumalo
Top 10
×
1995 Augustine Masilela
Top 10
Bernelee Daniell
Top 10
×
1994 × Basetsana Makgalemele
1st Runner-Up
×
1993 × Palesa Mofokeng
1st Runner-Up
×
1992 × Amy Kleinhans
Top 5
×
1991 × Diana Tilden-Davis
2nd Runner-Up
×
1990 × × ×
1989 × × ×
1988 × × ×
1987 × × ×
1986 × × ×
1985 × × ×
1984 Leticia Snyman
1st Runner-Up
× ×
1983 Leanne Hosking × ×
1982 Odette Scrooby
Top 12
× ×
1981 Daniela di Paolo × ×
1980 × × ×
1979 Veronika Wilson
Top 12
× ×
1978 Margaret Gardiner
WINNER
× ×
1977 Glynis Fester Vanessa Wannenberg ×
1976 Cynthia Classen Lynn Massyn ×
1975 Gail Anthony Rhoda Rademeyer
Top 15
×
1974 × Anneline Kriel
1st Runner-Up/WINNER
×
1973 × Shelley Latham
4th Runner-Up
×
1972 × Stephanie Reinecke
Top 15
×
1971 × Monica Fairall
Top 15
×
1970 × Jillian Jessup
4th Runner-Up
×
1969 × Linda Collett
Top 7
×
1968 Monica Fairall Mitsianna Stander Mary Winifred McDonald
1967 Windley Ballenden Disa Duivenstein
Top 15
Dawn Duff-Gray
1966 Lynn de Jager Johanna Carter
Top 15
↑ No Pageant Held
1965 Veronika Prigge
Top 15
Carrol Davis Diana Webster
Top 15
1964 Gail Robinson Vedra Karamitas Lorraine Mason
1963 Ellen Liebenberg
Top 15
Louise Crous Martie Claassen
1962 Lynette Gamble Yvonne Ficker
3rd Runner-Up
Aletta Strydom
1961 Marina Christelis Yvonne Hulley
Top 15
Dina Robbertse
1960 Nicolette Caras
3rd Runner-Up
Denise Muir
2nd Runner-Up
Nona Sherriff
1959 × Moya Meaker
Top 11
↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1960 in California, United States and then it was transferred in 1968 in Tokyo, Japan.)
1958 × Penelope Coelen
WINNER
1957 × Adele Kruger
2nd Runner-Up
1956 × Norma Vorster
1955 × ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1951 in London, United Kingdom. South Africa sent their first delegate in 1956.)
1954 ×
1953 Ingrid Mills
Top 16
1952 Catherine Higgins
Top 10
1951 ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1952 in California, United States and then it was transferred in 1960 in Florida, United States.)


× Did not compete
No pageant held

Pageant Placements Best result
Miss Universe 24 Winner Star*.svg (1978, 2017, 2019)
Miss World 35 Winner Star*.svg (1958, 1974 Assumed, 2014)
Miss International 3 2nd Runner-Up (2018)
Miss Earth 8 Top 7 (2010)
Total 70 6 TITLES

References[edit]

  1. Ornos, Riza (30 September 2013). "Philippines, Brazil And Venezuela: Three Countries To Win The Big Four International Beauty Pageants". International Business Times. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  2. Kanja, Kirstin (20 December 2019). "Beauty with a purpose: What it means to be Miss World, Miss Universe". Standard Media. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  3. Jun, Kwanwoo (2003-12-03). "Lost in Storm's Debris: A Beauty Pageant". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  4. Amee, Enriquez (2 February 2014). "Philippines: How to make a beauty queen". BBC News. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  5. Cabato, Regine (27 January 2017). "How a country hosts a Miss Universe pageant". CNN. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  6. News, China (3 November 2018). "Myanmar's beauty queen to take part in Miss World pageant 2018 in China". Xinhua News Agency. Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  7. News, Reuters (13 December 2013). "The Philippines earns another crown". Reuters. Archived from the original on December 22, 2015. Retrieved 14 December 2015. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. Joel, Guinto (13 March 2015). "PH Cinderellas 'duck walk' to world stage". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Agence France-Presse. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  9. Joel, Guinto (12 March 2015). "In beauty pageants, Philippines' modern day Cinderellas seize world stage". GMA News Online. Agence France-Presse. Retrieved 10 November 2015.
  10. Vietnam, News (2008-10-08). "Những scandal của Miss World". Vietnam Express. Archived from the original on November 17, 2015. Retrieved 2016-09-11. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  11. Ibrahim, Lynda (2013-09-13). "The misses and missuses of the world". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  12. Lowe, Aya (2016-01-25). "Philippines' Miss Universe returns home, ignites dreams". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 2016-09-11.

External links[edit]


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See also[edit]

  • Miss South Africa
  • Miss Earth South Africa


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