Meet the faces behind Miss SA Top 30 [photos]

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The Miss South Africa organisation announced the Top 30 contestants vying for the Miss SA 2022 title. 

So, who are the faces behind the Miss SA Top 30? Here is a look at the beauty queens according to the province they are representing.

MISS SA TOP 30 CONTESTANTS – KWA-ZULU NATAL

24-year-old Alyssa Smith is from Maritzburg in KwaZulu Natal. She  is a corporate lawyer, specialising in private equity fund formation. Alyssa studied at the University of the Free State and Varsity College and graduated with an LLB Law Degree summa cum laude. 

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Alyssa Smith makes the Miss South Africa Top 30. Image: Supplied.

22-year-old Ayanda Thabethe is also from Maritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. She is currently pursuing a degree in dietetics and human nutrition. 

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Ayanda Thabethe makes the Miss SA Top 30. Image: Supplied.

20-year-old Luyanda Zuma is from Maritzburg KwaZulu-Natal. She is an international model, entrepreneur and a final year Bachelor of Live Performance student at AFDA. 

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Luyanda Zuma
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26-year-old Lisanne Lazarus is from Amanzimtoti, Durban in KwaZulu-Natal and holds a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Durban University of Technology where she graduated cum laude and received the Dean’s Merit Award. 

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Lisanne Lazarus makes the Miss SA Top 30. Image: Supplied.

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MISS SA TOP 30 – GAUTENG

23- year-old Anarzade Omar is from Crown Gardens, Johannesburg. She has a BA in Strategic Communication in Marketing from the University of Johannesburg and works as a Social Media Manager at a digital marketing agency. Anarzade also runs a small online sushi business which she launched during the COVID-19 lockdown.  

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Anarzade Omar makes the Miss South Africa Top 30. Image: Supplied.

27-year-old Boniswa Mapisa lives in Alberton in Gauteng. She is in her final year of an LLB degree through the University of South Africa. She has her own YouTube channel where she offers advice on hair care and she also has her own line of hair care products.

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Boniswa Mapisa makes the Miss SA Top 30. Image: Suuplied.

Itumeleng Parage (22) comes from Central Western Jabavu in Soweto, Gauteng, and is a Bachelor of Law student with a Bachelor of Arts (law major) degree from the University of Witwatersrand. 

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Itumeleng Parage makes the Miss SA Top 30. Image: Supplied.

Lebogang Mahlangu (26) is from Soshanguve in Tshwane, Gauteng, and works for a multinational FMCG company as a procurement specialist. She has a BSc Food Science degree from Stellenbosch University. 

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Lebogang Mahlangu makes the Miss SA Top 30. Image: Supplied.

25-year-old Mphoentle Plaatjie is from Waldrift, Vereeniging in Gauteng. She is a governance trainee with a Master of Law degree from the University of Cape Town.  

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Mphoentle Plaatjie makes the Miss SA Top 30. Image: Supplied.

26-year-old Naledi Matabane is from Tembisa in Gauteng. She has a post-graduate Diploma in Accounting Science and is currently a trainee auditor at a large audit firm.

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Naledi Matabane makes the Miss SA Top 30. Image: Supplied.

26-year-old Misqah Snyders hails from Kensington in Johannesburg, Gauteng, and is an LLB graduate from the University of Johannesburg, currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology at Eduvos.  

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Misqah Snyders makes the Miss SA Top 30. Image: Supplied.

27-year-old Tlotlo Mabiletsa was born in Mafikeng in the North West province. She grew-up in Pretoria and has a BSc degree in Human Physiology from the University of Pretoria. She now lives in Fourways and interns at a global pharmaceutical company based in Johannesburg. She is representing Gauteng.

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Tlotlo Mabiletsa makes the Miss SA Top 30. Image: Supplied.

22-year-old Zoey Seboe is from Midrand in Gauteng. She is a model while also studying for a law degree at Eduvos. 

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Zoey Seboe makes the Miss SA Top 30. Image: Supplied.

MISS SA TOP 30 – WESTERN CAPE

23-year-old Bianca Bezuidenhout is from Cape Town in the Western Cape. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing Communications at the AAA School of Advertising. Biance is a full-time volunteer, ambassador and marketing manager of a non-profit organisation called Forward Foundation and also the owner of a swimwear company called She Succeeds.

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Bianca Bezuidenhout makes the Miss SA Top 30. Image: Supplied.

24-year-old Chuma Matsaluka hails from Nyanga in Cape Town in the Western Cape and is a fashion model and content creator with a triple major degree from the University of Cape Town. She is studying for an honours degree in anthropology. 

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Chuma Matsaluka makes the Miss SA Top 30. Image: Suuplied.

25-year-old Luvé Meyer comes from Brackenfell in Cape Town in the Western Cape. She has a Bachelor of Health Science and Social Services degree and an honours degree in psychology from the University of South Africa and is a full-time model and small business co-owner. 

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Luvé Meyer makes the Miss SA Top 30. Image: Supplied.

26-year-old Nompumelelo Mampholo is from Diepkloof, Zone 4 in Soweto, Gauteng, but currently resides in Sandton. She is a real estate agent and founder and CEO of Conqueres Connect, a youth-owned waste management and recycling solutions company. 

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Nompumelelo Mampholo makes the Miss SA Top 30. Image: Supplied.

26-year-old Nthabiseng Kgasi is from Protea Glen in Soweto, Gauteng. She graduated with a Marketing and Communications-Media degree and Honours Degree in Communications-Media Studies from IIEMSA and currently works as a marketer for a large telecommunication company. 

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Nthabiseng Kgasi makes the Miss SA Top 30. Image: Supplied.

25-year-old Pearl Ntshehi was born and raised in Mamelodi but currently lives in Centurion in Tshwane, Gauteng. She is a candidate attorney and has BCom Law, BCom Honours and LLB degrees. 

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Pearl Kgasi makes the Miss SA Top 30. Image: Supplied.

25-year-old Shevon Periera is from Roodekrans, Johannesburg, Gauteng. She graduated with a BCom Entrepreneurship degree through the University of Pretoria and currently works as a model as well as a business consultant at a medical aid company. 

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Shevon Pereira
makes the Miss SA Top 30. Image: Supplied.

23-year-old Tyhler Duimpies comes from Beaufort West in the Western Cape. She holds an NQF 4 and 5 in Marketing Management and works as a marketing volunteer. 

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Tyhler Duimpies
makes the Miss SA Top 30. Image: Supplied.

25-year-old Tamsyn Jack from Somerset West in the Western Cape. She is an entrepreneur working with some of South Africa’s leading start-ups and small businesses. She graduated with a Food Science Degree from the University of Stellenbosch. 

Tamsyn Jack makes it to the Miss SA Top 30. Image: Supplied.

MISS SOUTH AFRICA TOP 30 – EASTERN CAPE

24-year-old Ayanda Tloti hails from Sterkspruit in the Eastern Cape and is representing that province although she currently lives in Johannesburg. She has a Bachelor of Technology in Fine Art and has had the opportunity to hold exhibitions at museums and art galleries. 

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Ayanda Tloti makes the Miss SA Top 30. Image: Supplied.

Bethany Damonse (24) comes from Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape – and is representing that province — but is currently doing her community service year as a veterinarian in Pretoria. 

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Bethany Damonse makes Miss SA Top 30. Image: Supplied.

24-year-old Thulani Ndzotyana is from New Brighton in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape. She works as a senior artist agent, social media manager and model. Thulani is also studying for a BCom Law degree.  

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Thulani Ndzotyana makes the Miss SA Top 30. Image: Supplied.

FREE STATE

25-year-old Fortunate Mabeleng is from Potchefstroom in the Free State and is a forensic science graduate from the University of the Free State. She works as a tutor and part-time reception administrator and is training to be a forensic officer. 

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Fortunate Mabeleng makes Miss South Africa Top 30. Image: Supplied.

25-year-old Stacy Gossayn is from Viljoenskroon in the Free State but currently is based in Pretoria, Gauteng. She has a BSc degree in Human Movement Sciences and Physiology and works as a surgical orthopaedic medical representative. 

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Stacy Gossayn
makes the Miss SA Top 30. Image: Supplied.

NORTH WEST 

26-year-old Keaoleboga Nkashe is from Itsoseng, in the Ngaka Modiri Molema district in the North West province but is currently living in Hong Kong where she is a postgraduate student, freelance model and kindergarten teacher. 

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Keaoleboga Nkashe makes the Miss SA Top 30. Image: Supplied.

25-year-old Lehlogonolo Machaba is from Oskraal in the North West province. She is a fashion model, LGBTQI activist and has a National Diploma in Fashion from the Tshwane University of Technology. 

Lehlogonolo Machaba
Lehlogonolo Machaba, a transwoman who entered the Miss South Africa pageant in 2021, is back for a second shot at the crown. Image via Twitter @moe_suttle

LIMPOPO  

23-year-old Ndavi Nokeri comes from Tzaneen in Limpopo. She has a BCom Investment Management degree from the University of Pretoria and is currently working for an asset management firm in Cape Town. 

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Ndavi Nokeri makes the Miss SA Top 30. Image: Supplied.

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