This Friday, Women's Day, the Miss South Africa 2019 finals will take place at the Times Square Sun Arena in Pretoria.
South Africans are more excited than ever to see who will walk away with this prestigious title and wear the coveted crown this year.
When this year's Miss SA finalists were announced, the country applauded the organisers for finally selecting women who were more representative of SA. A more inclusive group includes women of all races, height, dress size and sexual orientation.
We finally saw women who were more natural. We saw more natural hair and less weaves or wigs. We saw barely-there makeup rather than overly done beauty pageant makeup.
All of this created a buzz around the competition and people started picking their favourites.