Miss Mpumalanga 2017: As it happened

With live entertainment, it was a buzzing evening and for the newly crowned Miss Mpumalanga, Geraldine Williams, it was a night she will never forget.

Geraldine was amongst the 12 beautiful hopefuls who competed for the chance to be the Miss Mpumalanga 2017 at the Mbombela stadium on Saturday evening.

The audience was treated to an entertaining and nerve wrecking evening as the number of contestants dwindled down before the two runner- ups – Lindokuhle and Lethokuhle – and finally when this year’s Miss Mpumalanga was announced.

SEE: Khanyi Mbau to MC Miss Mpumalanga 2017

After a rough round of questions from the judges that ranged from women empowerment, education and youth development, 21 year-old Geraldine Williams from Volksrust walked away with the coveted title.

Nineteen year-old Lethokuhle from Clau Clau was crowned as the first princess while 21 year-old Lindokuhle Mkhwanazi from KaNyamazane was crowned the second princess.

There were also two awards for Miss Photogenic and Miss Personality.

Miss Photogenic went to Lindokuhle Mkhwanazi from KaNyamazane while Miss Personality went to 19 year-old Lungile Mlangeni from Elukwatini.

The 12 finalists were all oozing with glitz and glamour during the crowning ceremony.

The show was opened by different fashion designers who showcased their clothes.

The finalists paraded in swimwear, evening wear, and casual wear.

Mafikizolo took the crowd down memory lane with their old hits while Swaziland music sensation, Sands performed one of his hit tracks, Tigi.

Miss Mpumalanga 2017: As it happened

Afro-Pop sensation Mafikizolo. MfisoDIGITAL/BM.

Even though some of the twelve finalists didn’t make it to the top 5, they walked away with R20,000 cash prize, driver’s license vouchers, tablets and many more, while Miss Mpumalanga won an educational bursary, shopping vouchers, holiday vouchers, brand new car, R120 000 cash prize and many more.

The event was graced by the current Miss South Africa, Ntandoyenkosi Kunene, Mpumalanga MEC for economic development, Eric Kholwane, and the CEOs of Mpumalanga Gambling Board and MEGA.

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Khanyi Mbau to MC Miss Mpumalanga event

All systems are in place to host the 7th crowning of Miss Mpumalanga.

Socialite celebrity Khanyi Mbau will be the MC at the event that promises lots of glitz and glam.

The event will take place this coming Saturday (18 March) at the Mbombela stadium and twelve finalists from all corners of the province will battle for the crown that will be handed over by Miss Mpumalanga 2016 Elaine Mkhabela.

Khanyi Mbau to MC Miss MP event

Outgoing Miss MP Elaine Mkhabela. © MfisoDIGITAL/MLM.

According to the founder of the beauty pageant, Gugu Nyarenda, guests must expect a “totally welcoming atmosphere”.

“This year being the seventh edition of this prestigious event, guests must expect a totally welcoming atmosphere,” she said.

“When they set their foot on the red carpet they shall be met by the Top 10 fashion designers who will be housed in their fashion hubs.

2017 Miss Mpumalanga finalists.

“Everything about this grand finale is very special to us and our sponsors, MGB and our very new sponsor MEGA which had added a feather in our endeavour to simultaneously grow and develop beauty alongside fashion and it’s practitioners,” said Nyarenda.

Besides winning the crown Miss Mpumalanga 2017 will walk away with a brand new car, prizes and will also be an ambassador for responsible gambling at MGB.

Khanyi Mbau to MC Miss Mpumalanga event

2017 Miss Mpumalanga finalists.

“Brace yourselves to fly with us as you will enjoy every moment of it.

“The wardrobe is exclusive, a sign of tremendous growth and the whole organisation is out of this world because we have every reason to be celebrating our seventh year of success with grooming the child through education,” she said.

Internationally-renowned and award-winning Afro-pop group, Mafikizolo, will be in the house as well as Swaziland soul sensation, Sands will mesmerise the guests with their live performances during the main crowning event.

Tickets are available at Computicket at R150 for ordinary people and R400 VIPs.

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