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Event Feature

And your Miss Soweto 2020 is…

December 1, 2020

In a night of glitz and glamour, Thobile Steyn was crowned the Miss Soweto 2020 in an electrifying event that was held at the Soweto Theatre this weekend. 

The Queen of Soweto walked away with a grand prize of R100 000 from White Star and an additional R5000 for bagging Miss Congeniality on the night. 

This Diepkloof native will drive around in a brand new Toyota Starlet for the year of her reign. She also got a year’s worth of beauty pampering from Candi & Co and evening gowns by Eli Ball. Making sure that she will always look her best when she is carrying out her duties.

Thobile Steyn’s first princess Anathi Conjwa and second princess Kutloano Moloi each walked away with R25 000 and 10 000 cash prizes, respectively. 

Miss Soweto 2020 ladies and gentlemen - Thobile Steyn
Miss Soweto 2020 ladies and gentlemen – Thobile Steyn. Image: Cyril Zuma

Other winners of the evening were: Thando Tshabalala who won Miss Social Butterfly and Tshireletso Olifant who won Miss Photogenic

The 2020 Miss Soweto was judged by broadcaster, businesswoman and 2002 Miss South Africa runner-up, Bridget Masinga, and former fashion editor and blogger, Grace Mantjiu, and renowned singer/songwriter Judith Sephuma.

Miss Soweto 2020 will also be broadcast on Soweto TV (Channel 251) on 05 December at 18h00. The pageant enjoys a long-standing partnership with Soweto TV.  

Miss Soweto 2020
L-R: Bridget Masinga, Judith Sephuma, Second Princess Kutloano Moloi, Miss Soweto 2020 Thobile Steyn, First Princess Anathi Conjwa, Grace Mantjiu and Buyisiwe Khanyile. Image: Cyril Zuma

In the true South African spirit of sharing, the pageant will also be broadcast on Mzansi Wethu, DStv Channel 163 on 12 December at 18h00 and repeat on 13 December at 13h30. This will bring the pageant experience to the homes of South Africans.

Pageant sponsors were: 

  • Even and Lovely
  • Eli Ball
  • K Mile Models
  • Candi & Co
  • BIC Soleil  
  • Toyota

Toyota provided the latest Starlet model to the winner during her reign to allow her to drive in-style.

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