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Born to reign: New Miss SA Lalela Mswane is part of a royal family!


Oct 29, 2021

Just a few weeks ago, Lalela Mswane was announced as the country’s new Miss South Africa following some pretty tough competition. She wowed judges with her intelligence and beauty, but it seems to be a queen has always been her destiny since she has actual royal blood flowing in her veins.

Miss SA Lalela Mswane: An inspiration to many

Thousands of South Africans were glued to their TV screens as they watched their favourites compete for the Miss South Africa crown on 16 October.

A week later, feeling even more grateful. @Official_MissSA pic.twitter.com/ilPMLPkpRD

— Lalela Mswane (@Lalela_lali) October 23, 2021

In the end, Lalela Mswane — from a small village called KwaSokhulu near Richards Bay on the KwaZulu-Natal Coast –walked away with the crown giving the many young women from her village hope that they too could stand a chance to win the prestigious title.

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“Her clinching the title is a victory for us as young rural women who are also aspiring models. Most rural girls lack confidence because of the perception that no success can come out from a remote area like ours.

“She has put our area on the map,” said Nolwandle Mgenge, a local beauty queen in a Sunday World article.

I’ll never get over how gorgeous Miss SA, Lalela Mswane is pic.twitter.com/oRFGKpL9od

— Mbaliyezwe Ndlela (@mbali_ndlela) October 28, 2021

Royal blood in Miss SA’s veins

The publication also revealed that Mswane may have been destined for the title all along since she has royal blood running through her veins.

Lalela is reportedly the niece of inkosi Phineas Buzayiphi Mthiyane of the KwaSokhulu tribal council, and he could not be more proud. Mthiyane also praised Lalela for staying true to her roots despite living in Gauteng all this time.

He also mentioned how she spends a lot of her time mentoring young women and organising career guidance and other initiatives for young people in the small village.

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