Miss South Africa 2020 beauty pageant to take place virtually

WION Web Team New Delhi May 13, 2020, 09.51 AM(IST) May 13, 2020, 09.57 AM(IST)

Last year's Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss Universe 2019 Photograph:( AFP )

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Miss South Africa Organization will hold its coronation ceremony virtually.

The whole world is moving to a virtual space. From films getting direct digital releases to musicians hosting virtual concerts, the pandemic has led everyone to connect with each other via the internet. So it makes sense to even host a beauty pageant virtually. While most of the beauty pageants have got canceled this year owing to the coronavirus pandemic, organisers of Miss South Africa 2020 have decided to take the competition online.

Miss South Africa Organization will hold its coronation ceremony virtually. The organization introduced the entry process online to reach more candidates and the event is likely to take place later in August this year.

The pageant will be broadcasted live on both M-Net and Mzansi Magic. Online entries for Miss South Africa 2020 have already begun; aspirants can submit their application through Miss South Africa’s website.

In an official statement, the chief executive of Miss South Africa Organization Stephanie Weil said, “Last year the Miss South Africa Organization put the entry process online to make it as easy as possible for would-be contestants, as there were no forms to download and no regional auditions to which hopefuls had to travel. We did this in order to reach as many young women as possible and give candidates from any region of the country the opportunity to take part. This was hugely successful and we received a record number of entries last year and expect to better this again in 2020.”

The new logo of the pageant was unveiled last week with a tagline ‘Face Your Power. Embrace Your Future.' Weil stated that despite the lockdown that the country is observing currently, they are looking forward to the event and trying to make it an entertaining event for everyone. This year the organization is looking out for dynamic contestants who will not be trained like a typical pageant contestant, instead, they will be trained to become women's rights champions and savvy career women.

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