Miss SA and Miss Teen crowned

By Doulha Domingo Time of article published Dec 15, 2003

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Africa's kingdom of pleasure, Sun City, was once again home to the most prestigious beauty pageants - Miss South Africa and Miss South Africa Teen 2003.

This was the first time that South Africa's premier beauty pageants were combined.

The Sun City Superbowl came alive on Saturday with double the beauty, glitz, glamour and entertainment.

The stunning and graceful 24-year-old Joan Ramagoshi, from Pretoria, realised her dream when she was crowned queen of this year's Miss South Africa 2003 pageant.

And Masechaba Dlengezele, 18, from Johannesburg, with her spunky, vibey and refreshing innocence, was a clear favourite when she was crowned the queen of this year's Miss South Africa Teen 2003.

Miss South Africa's first princess was Marisa Eggli from Cape Town and the second runner-up was Siza Majola from Limpopo.

Miss South Africa Teen 2003's first princess was Pearl Thusi from Durban and the second princess was Soula Bouzianis from Johannesburg.

Bear in mind that the first princesses play an important role, because if for any reason Miss South Africa or Miss South Africa Teen cannot fulfil their obligations, the first princesses would have to stand in for them.

The gorgeous Joan and the bright and youthful Masechaba were crowned at a show that exceeded the wildest expectations.

The all-new Miss South Africa and Miss South Africa Teen 2003 pageants were broadcast live from the Superbowl, exclusively on SABC1.

The presenter for the evening was Hlomla Dandala of Isidingo and All You Need is Love fame; his co-hosts were Miss South Africa 2002 Cindy Nell and Miss South Africa Teen 2002 Phuti Khomo.

For the first time in the pageant's history, no Miss Congeniality was announced, but the beautiful legs competition, sponsored by Veet, added to the excitement.

The 21-year-old Charlene Gerber from Johannesburg walked away with the Miss Veet Legs title, plus a 12-month modelling contract to the value of R50 000.

This year's fashions were a complete flashback to the 80s - re-invented with much more colour and African flair.

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