Amanda Maluleke a UNISA LLB student was born on April15, 2000, born and breed in Tzaneen. She was a cricket player before showing interest in modeling.
Amanda started modeling in 2018 at age of 18, inspired by her community, as they always complement her about having a good heart and body to go along with. Then she decided to take part in pageantry.
Maluleke saw a post on Instagram about Miss Hots Leg South Africa.
“First moment I saw it, I knew this was meant for me”, she said. She went through the requirements and realized she meets all of them. Amanda decided to try it, as she had been entering local pageants.
She was determined to try something new, as she wanted to overcome her fear of entering big pageants, because she feared competition. “I realized am not going to get anywhere if I don’t challenge myself” Amanda said.
Amanda had to do some tasks to be a semi-finalist and made it to the finalists through public vote. “Thank God I was one of the finalists” she added.
At the grand finale on December 9 at Silverstar Hotel, Amanda Maluleke emerged a winner and was crowned Miss Hot Legs SA.
“Winning has helped me overcome my fears; it’s a start of great things to happen in my life”.
Amanda aims to follow on the footsteps of former Miss South Africa 2021 Shudufhadzo Musida and run a mental health campaign, in order to acknowledge the initiative of mental health issues that young girls and women are facing today.
“It’s important to teach young women especially girls to have courage to speak up and to consider counseling.
Pageants are not all about beauty but brains as well, they are more for women empowerment and helping people.
By Valentia Magomani