SouthAfrica’s Queen B, Bonang Matheba, has been announced as the official host for The People’s Pageant SA.

The new pageant is a cause that will celebrate South African women that are helping to transform the world around them.

Along with millions of rand’s worth of prizes, the empowering approach taken by The People’s Pageant SA means that shape, size, colour, race and height are irrelevant. Rather, by emphasizing non-conformity, it is inner beauty and impact on society that will impress the judges.

Women between the ages of 20 – 40 are eligible to enter The People’s Queen competition, while young women between the ages of 13-19 may enter to become The People’s Princess SA.

The yearlong campaign will be launched at the Capital on Park hotel in Sandton this week and will be followed by a national pop-up roadshow starting in Johannesburg later on. 

Face-to-face auditions will take place in May and a Bootcamp in October will see contestants face elimination rounds to reach the finals in December.

“Being passionate about empowerment and education, this is such a great fit for me. I sincerely believe that South African women can be the change we need to be as a nation, and The People’s Pageant SA is such a special opportunity to uncover our gems,” said Matheba.

(c) Instagram

In addition to her being host & ambassador, The People’s Pageant SA will also partner with The Bonang Matheba Foundation to provide prizes of one education bursary per week for 30 weeks to young women, with each bursary valued at R50,000.00 each.

“This is all about passing it on and giving a leg up to those who are determined to make it. My mission for 2019 is to dedicate time and attention to initiatives and engage partners who are in support of African women’s education and empowerment. And what a great partnership The People’s Pageant SA is in this regard,” stated Matheba.

CEO for the Peaple’s Pageant SA Misha Daniel, “Our aim is to promote self-actualization and afford individuals from all walks of life a platform to not only change their lives but to make an imprint in the lives of future generations. We are thrilled to have Ms Bonang Matheba as our official host and ambassador as she truly inspires women by being the best she can be, helping those around her and being such a strong advocate of women’s empowerment.”

Extraordinary prizes include R1 million in cash; a new Mercedes-Benz G Wagon; a R2.5 million luxury apartment; R500,000.00 shopping voucher; R300,000.00 custom jewel set; a monthly salary and; financial mentorship for 12 months, amongst other prizes for the People’s Pageant Queen.

The People’s Princess, meanwhile, will win R1 million in cash; a bursary up until the completion of her studies; a monthly salary for 12 months and; a R250,000.00 shopping voucher; R250,000.00 to go to the school of her choice as well as another R250,000.00 to go towards the foundation of her choosing.

Bonang Matheba with the CEO Misha Daniel. (c) Instagram/ @thepeoplespageantsa

There are a multitude of other prizes for runners-up and other entrants too. To enter, contestants need to go online to The People’s Pageant SA website and complete a detailed registration form. An entry fee of R100 is payable online through a secured website facility or via an EFT or cash deposit.

Contestants are also encouraged to enter at various branded pop-up stalls which will be positioned in selected malls. Johannesburg will be the first city that these pop-ups will take place. 

South African citizens must be in possession of a valid South African ID and Foreigners must have a valid work permit.

Face to face auditions will be taking place next year in May. 

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