Tammy Taylor Mrs. South Africa’s 2020 semi-finalists have been announced after a successful national live casting that took place this past Friday at the Menlyn Park Shopping center, where they sashed them.
The casting allowed South African married women between the ages 25 and
50 to introduce themselves to the judges; Matapa Maila – Former Tammy
Taylor Mrs South Africa 2019, Joani Johnson- CEO and Melany Viljoen –
President of Tammy Taylor Nails South Africa, the results were audited
by BDO South Africa.
The semi-finalists from all over the country attended empowerment
workshops held at Emperors Palace, to prepare them for the journey
ahead. They will embark on a four months journey filled with mentorship
programs, raise funds for Women4Women South Africa and interviews.
Only 25 women will be selected to continue the journey as finalists who
will be announced at the annual Charity Ball on 26 June at Emperors
Palace. Beauty pageants are not typically thought of as particularly real or
relatable. The gorgeous gowns, the tiaras, the immaculate hair and
beauty, and the perfect and polished contestants: all wonderful to
watch, yes, but not attainable in real life.
But Mrs. South Africa is not the typical beauty pageant. It offers
married South African women who have real-life careers, families, and
hobbies the chance to compete for the prestigious title of Mrs. South
Africa. Glamour and sophistication are part of the criteria, but the
women who enter and win all have those relatable stories we’re looking
for. We all know a Mrs. South Africa: she is smart and ambitious and
cares about her family and community.
The Mrs. South Africa pageant is about giving South Africa’s unsung
superwomen a chance to get support and give input, and a platform to
reach a new level of success and visibility on a global stage.