Bfn roses have sights set on Mrs South Africa title

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Sebabatso Tsaoane

Two Bloemfontein roses, Sebabatso Tsaoane and Lerato Mogotsi, have started their journey in hopes of being crowned the new Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa 2020 after a record number of entries were received by the organisation.

Their journey kicked off on 28 February 2020 when they were sashed at the Menlyn Park Shopping Centre when they were announced semi-finalists at the pageant after a successful national live casting.

According to Tsaoane, who has never been involved in any beauty pageants, this pageant spoke to her as more of a woman empowerment platform than anything else.

“I am looking forward to the journey and I really believe that it would be a great way to not only learn various skills but to also amplify my voice and my advocacy level for women’s sexual reproductive health and rights. This is what I am most passionate about.

“Being a midwife and also having had the World Health Organisation declare 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, I believe that it is also a great way for me to raise the flag for all the nurses and midwives across the globe who are doing amazing work, saying we can catch babies, save lives AND be pretty!’’ said Tsaoane.

Lerato Mogotsi

Mogotsi is truly excited and honoured to have been chosen by Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa as semi-finalist for 2020.

“As a woman in science, I have always aspired to contribute to quality education in our country and be a voice of change. Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa granted me an opportunity to embark on a journey of becoming the best version of myself. I believe this programme will not only empower me but will give me the ability to empower other married women around me,” said Mogotsi.

The Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa pageant is not the typical beauty pageant. It offers married South African women who have real-life careers, families and hobbies the chance to compete for the prestigious title of Mrs South Africa.

Glamour and sophistication are part of the criteria, but the women who enter and win all have those relatable stories the organisers are looking for, as everybody knows a Mrs South Africa: she is smart and ambitious and cares about her family and community.

The duo also attended an empowerment workshop held at Emperor’s Palace to prepare for the journey ahead.

To show your support and vote for the Bloemfontein beauties, visit and like the Mrs South Africa page, click and like their photos. You can also vote for them by sending an SMS with your favourite’s name and surname to 35959 with SMSs charged at R3 each.

PIERCE VAN HEERDEN

pierce@mahareng.co.za