n the running to be Miss SA 2018 ... (back row, left to right) Chanté Jantjies, Thulisa Keyi, Michelle Howell, Margo Fargo, Taryn Bornman, Danielle Wallace, Anzelle van Staden and Bryoni Govender. Front row, left to right: Tharina Botes, Lisa Stoffela, Rita Madingana, Chanté Holloway, Tshegofatso Moloto and Rethabile Lethoko. Picture: Supplied
Durban - Fourteen entrants – who beat out more than 330 hopefuls – have been named as regional qualifiers at the final Miss South Africa 2018 regional auditions which took place at Carnival City Casino Sun Park in Brakpan.

Two hail from the Free State, another two from KZN and one each from the Western Cape,  Limpopo and Eastern Cape with the remaining seven from Gauteng.

The judges were Liesl Laurie (radio personality and Miss South Africa 2015), Bokang  Montjane (Miss South Africa 2010), radio presenter and TV personality Anele Mdoda, Suzette  van der Merwe (Miss South Africa 1990 and Cell C’s representative at the Miss South Africa  Organisation) and Gareth Flusk (Sun International and the Miss SA Organisation).  Miss South Africa 2018 will be crowned on May 27 at the pageant’s diamond jubilee to be  held at Sun International’s new flagship Time Square Sun Arena in Pretoria. The winner will  take the crown and more than R2-million in prizes.  Miss South Africa is proudly presented by Sun International and Cell C.
These regional qualifiers – along with the 14 others chosen during the nationwide Miss  South Africa roadshow – now make the Top 28 who stand a chance to make it to the Top 12  who will be announced on May 3.

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