Can Miss South Africa have a boyfriend? Can Miss South Africa have tattoos? What are the duties of Miss South Africa? And how do I become Miss South Africa? These are just some of the questions, many hopeful entrants are asking – we might have some answers!
- Being under 28 years of age, unmarried and without a criminal record are just some of the requirements to enter Miss South Africa
- Requirements place no restriction in terms of tattoos or piercings that the applicant may have.
- Entries to Miss South Africa 2021 close on June 24 at midnight.
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As a commercial, featuring Shudufhadzo Musida, Thato Mosehle and Natasha Joubert hits the airwaves and social media platforms, encouraging would-be entrants to “face your power and embrace your future”, Miss South Africa 2021 moves into top gear. The Miss South Africa Organisation has attempted to make the entry process as simple as possible, with no forms to download and no regional auditions to attend.
Those who wish to enter can simply visit www.misssa.co.za, fill in a number of questions, upload entry pictures (one head & shoulders and one full body image). Entrants will also be required to post their introduction video on social media as part of entering by using #MissSA2021 and tagging Miss South Africa on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
There are however, a number of criteria set out below, which are in accordance with international pageant requirements and will help would-be Miss South Africa contestants take one step closer to the crown.
So if you want to enter Miss South Africa 2021, this is what you need to know:
- An applicant must be at least 20 years old and be under 28 years of age as of 1 October 2021. This means that an applicant can turn 28 within her year of reign.
- Must be a South African citizen and in possession of a valid South African ID document or passport. If applicant holds dual citizenship, please provide details of same.
- The applicant is not required to currently be in possession of a valid driver’s license, however, in the event that the applicant makes it through as a finalist, she may be expected to have taken steps to attain her driver’s license by the time of the final pageant event (October 2021) due to sponsor requirements.
- In order to be eligible to compete internationally, the applicant shall not have ever been married (civil nor customary), nor had a marriage annulled.
- In order to be eligible to compete internationally, the titleholders are required to remain unmarried throughout their reign. It is accepted that an applicant may be in a committed relationship or engaged, however, must adhere to the rule of not getting married during the Miss SA pre-competition process or during year of reign.
- In order to be eligible to compete internationally, the applicant must be in a position to represent and warrant that she has never given birth to, or parented a child and is not currently pregnant.
- The applicant may not have previously won Miss South Africa or held the title of Miss South Africa in a previous year (an applicant may enter again if she has been a finalist in a preceding year).
- The applicant should have no criminal record and be truthful in respect of all matters in relation to the run-up to the competition, the competition itself and the period after the competition.
- There is no restriction in terms of tattoos or piercings that the applicant may have.
- The applicant must be in a position to represent and warrant that she has not been involved in any unsavoury or unethical incidents or conduct that may bring the organisers or the competition into disrepute, as determined by the organisers in their sole and absolute discretion. Unsavoury or unethical conduct shall include, but not be limited to, racism, bribery, sexism, slander or libel.
- In the event that any false or misleading information of whatsoever kind is submitted by the applicant the Miss SA Organisation may in its sole discretion take any action that it deems appropriate, including without limitation, disqualification from participating in the Miss South Africa pageant, and/or termination of reign as a titleholder or as Miss South Africa 2021, as applicable.
- Finalists may be required to attend and/or endorse certain objectives as required by the Miss SA Organisation which may include online or physical attendance at sponsor events and workshops and will therefore not be eligible to enter another competition that may coincide with the time-line of the pre-competition and pageant.
- Should you be selected as part of the top 30 for Miss SA 2021, you will be required to ensure your availability for judging beginning of July 2021. Format and details will be shared by the Miss SA Organisation.
- Should you be selected as a Miss SA 2021 top 10 finalist you will be required to ensure your availability to the Miss SA Organisation for July to mid-October 2021. Format and details will be shared by the Miss SA Organisation.
- Miss South Africa 2021 pageant finale will take place in mid-October 2021, date to be confirmed.
- The winner of the Miss South Africa pageant will be contracted to the Miss SA Organisation as a brand ambassador thereof for her full year reign. Following the completion of her reign she will be required to assist with up to 12 appearances.
- Applicants placing in the top 3 of the competition hereby agree to be contracted to the Miss SA Organisation for the year following the pageant event.
- No family of the Miss South Africa Organisation or related companies, Sun International Limited, Multichoice, any sponsor, production company, advertising agencies or suppliers associated with the competition will be permitted to enter.
Entrants are encouraged to watch the dedicated “How To” videos that will be released across the Miss South Africa Organisation’s official channels (websites and social media) as well as checking out further details under Miss South Africa 2021 on the official website www.misssa.co.za.
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