Yesterday, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters got crowned Miss South Africa 2017. Among the congratulatory messages on Twitter, some tweeps were disgruntled about the lack of diversity within the pageant. Some even questioned the importance of beauty pageants in 2017.
Below are some tweets that caught our eye.
— Miss Mkhize (@missmkhizexo) 26 March 2017
Beauty should stopped being conformed as tall, slim and long hair/ weaves. Let’s move on from that please #MissSA2017
— Karabo Mokgoko (@Karabo_Mokgoko) 26 March 2017
Is it really necessary for #MissSA2017 finalists to wear weaves/long hair? Are we ever gonna c these finalists flaunting their natural hair?
— Fatima Bae (@FatimaSithole) 26 March 2017
Non of the black women are showing off their natural hair 🙁
— Uyanda Maseko (@maseko_uyanda) 26 March 2017
#MissSA2017 If white people keep winning, I don’t know why this has to be broadcast on Mzansi Magic. It can go to Kyknet or something.
— Haji Mohamed Dawjee (@Sage_Of_Absurd) 27 March 2017
Also, the second princess Boipelo Mabe’s answer to the question “What fear did you have to overcome to be here?”, saw her trending when she responded with “To overcome generational poverty” an answer that seemed to resonate with other young people who were watching.
Watch the video below.
— Nontobeko Sibisi (@Nontobek0Sibisi) 26 March 2017
What are your thoughts on the Miss South Africa? Let us know in the comments section below.
Holding image via Miss South Africa Facebook page