Story by: Motsieng Mooketsi
Klerksdorp:The landscape of pageantry fashion and modelling has changed in a short space of time and women with a full figure have risen to be the crown bearers of an industry which for a long-time was about petite figured women with a certain height.
Matlosana itself has made a name for having hosted events of the same theme under plus size modelling and pageantry categories.
The Miss South Africa Plus Size World is currently in a build-up to crown a new queen who will reign for the 2020/2021 period, a campaign trail which has hit; Eastern Cape, Freestate and North West recently after having set foot in Matlosana on Saturday 13 July, at Kwa MaMlaba’s Restuarant.
The potential finalists met with Mr Chiefonna Mokone Leeuw the national director of Miss South Africa Plus Size World, Leeuw who hails from Bloemfontien – at the workshop a host of issues was discussed including preparations and hosting the crowning of Miss South Africa Plus Size World North West on October in Matlosana.
The nine ladies were given a gist of the event’s history and it’s origins, plus size women from all over South Africa with an interest in this pageant are urged to take part in it.
The hopefuls were given contract forms that have a set of rules about participating in the pageant.
All provinces will crown their queens who will participate in the national event is set to take place in 2020 and the crowned queen will get a shot at representing South Africa Internationally at the Miss Plus Size World and Miss Plus Size Intercontinental in Houston Taxes in the United States of America.
Many young teenage girls have made a call to be included for their own category under Miss Teen Plus Size Girls High School.
Mr Chiefonna Leeuw has since said if there are such girls interested in the aforementioned category they must attend a workshop of Miss South Africa Plus World North West Finalist that will take place on 31 August 2019…more details to follow about the workshop.
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