This beauty queen was born on my Ouma Rentia’s birthday, 18 September in the same year my eldest son Kev was born (1993), who celebrated his 26th birthday today. 😊
She loves a bit of Game of Thrones, (I wear a Crown and I know things?) eating out, is passionate about educating our youth (basically we are twins if I stopped here) and Marvel. Okay, she lost me there.
I love that the all-female judging panel chose this girl who proudly wore her natural hair and #yassssqueen – power to every woman!
This beautiful girl is the first to wear a newly designed, 3D-printed, moulded and manufactured Ndebele patterned crown with 2 586 sparkling zirconia stones which I have read took about 192 hours to manufacture.
Weighing in at 517g and rumoured to be worth R500 000, I am not sure I would want the responsibility not to drop it. (Not that there is any chance of me coming close!) The crown was created by American Swiss in collaboration with jewellery designer Johan Louw of Uwe Koetter Jewellers.
The crown has been named “Ubuhle Bethungo Lenkosazana“, which means “Beauty of the rainbow” in Zulu. I think that is beautiful. As this year’s pageant was about celebrating diversity, I love that a Ndebele design received a Zulu name.
Go well African child!
I wish you enough,