The road to the prestigious Miss South Africa 2019 pageant is well on track with the announcement of the top 16 finalists on Thursday.
The crowning of Miss SA will take place on the 9th August 2019. Recently this week it was announced that TV personality and entrepreneur Bonang Matheba will yet again host the annual event.
Here are the Top 16 finalists as revealed on the Miss SA Twitter account.
Nompumelelo Maduna is a 24-year-old private banker from Rockville in Soweto.
Danielle Wallace is a 26-year-old avid hiker and holder of a BSc degree from Cape Town.
Beulah Baduza is a proudly plus size 23-year-old aspiring lawyer completing her LLB degree at the University of Pretoria.
Beulah Baduza (c) Twitter
Lisa Stoffela is a 26-year-old pizza lover from Morningside in Johannesburg.
Errin Brits is a 22-year-old LLB student from Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg.
Errin Brits (c) Twitter
Eloïse van der Westhuizen is a 24-year-old merchandise planner from Panorama in Cape Town.
Eloïse van der Westhuizen (c) Twitter
Zozibini Tunzi is a 25-year-old Marvel Comic fan completing her BTech in PR from Cape Town.
Sasha-Lee Olivier is a 26-year-old, plus size model from Alberton, Johannesburg. She is pursuing a double major in marketing and psychology at Wits.
Sasha-Lee Olivier (c) Twitter
Keabetswe Kanyane is a 25-year-old mala mogodu loving analyst from Pretoria. Currently she is working on her BCom honours at the University of Johannesburg.
Loren Leigh Jenneker is a 24-year-old aspiring forensic accountant from Centurion in Pretoria. She is working towards a BCom in finance at UJ while tutoring kids who struggle to read.
Zanele Phakathi is a 20-year-old UJ student from Soweto. Affectionately known as Zaza, she has more than 70 pageant titles to her name.
Sound engineer, Noluthando Bennett is a 24-year-old multi-media and web design freelancer from Kagiso in Krugersdorp.
Xia Narain has walked runways in South Africa and Turkey and the 23-year-old from Chatsworth, Durban also teaches ramp walking.
Kgothatso Dithebe is a 24-year-old Centurion LLB student with a unique facial birthmark that has taught her resilience.