THERE was a huge turnout as Gauteng announces Miss Mamelodi Sundowns semi-finalists Johannesburg, Gauteng over this past weekend.
The search for Miss Mamelodi Sundowns went to Pretoria, Gauteng on the 12th of November, where two aspiring young women were selected from a shortlist of 88 provincial contestants. The two semi-finalists are Sharon-Rose Khumalo and Tsakane Mangwane, who each win R60 000.
“We are looking for young women who embody what the Mamelodi Sundowns’ brand stands for, each contestant must have a strong moral code, be highly ethical and display resolute integrity. She must be proud of her heritage and culture, she must be humble, able to connect easily with people and most importantly, she must demonstrate a love for all the citizens of South Africa,” says Kerusha Govender, project manager and former Miss Mamelodi Sundowns.
The celebrity guest judge was radio presenter DJ Melo, who has the midday slot on YFM. In addition, Sky’s The Limit (Mamelodi Sundowns TV show that airs on SS4) was there to get behind-the-scenes footage.
Sharon-Rose Khumalo, from Mamelodi, has a BSc in Biotechnology from the University of Pretoria and she is currently working at a pharmaceutical company. Sharon-Rose was also placed in the top 5 in Miss SA 2016.
Tsakane Mangwane is from Dobsonville in Soweto. She is currently studying a BA in Communication Sciences through Unisa and she works as a TV presenter for Soweto TV.
Tsakane was also recently a Miss SA finalist.
“As expected, the contestants in Gauteng really set the bar with their beauty and intelligence. While the competition was incredibly tough, we believe that we chose the two best semi-finalists and we are very happy with the outcome. Both Sharon-Rose and Tsakane are committed to bringing about change in their communities, and this pageant affords them this possibility. They also have what it takes to go all the way and reach their own goals,” says Govender.