Miss World South Africa Thulisa Keyi. Picture: Instagram

Miss World South Africa, Thulisa Keyi, is currently one of the favourites at the Miss World competition which takes place in Sanya, China on Saturday, December 8.
Twenty-six-year-old Keyi, who hails from Mdantsane outside East London in the Eastern Cape, is representing South Africa against contestants from 119 other countries and is already one of the front-runners in the competition.
In the build-up to the finale, Keyi won the Miss World Designer Award (shared with the People’s Republic of China) and has placed in the Top 5 for Miss World Top Model. 

Her award-winning gown was designed by Biji.

South Africa is regarded as one the top pageant country in the world based on wins and finalists in the Top 10. 

Rolene Strauss was crowned Miss World in 2014, in 2015 Liesl Laurie was one of the Top 10 finalists and became the Continental Queen of Africa for being the contestant who was placed the highest of all the African contestants and in 2017 Ade van Heerden was also placed in the Top 10.