Embracing her natural beauty, working hard and caring for her community and environment, it is no surprise that the 26-year-old Margo Fargo from Heidedal in Bloemfontein has been announced Miss Earth South Africa 2018.
She will be representing South Africa in Manila. “Four years ago I took part in the Miss Earth South Africa programme, having been named an ambassador. I have never stopped applying what this programme has taught me. They say when you live something every day, little by little you become it. What an honour to be representing South Africa at this year’s international Miss Earth 2018 pageant,” Fargo wrote on social media.
Fargo, who was a Miss South Africa top 12 finalist, is not just a pretty face. With her Honours in B.Sc. Consumer Science at the University of the Free State, she is also co-director of a non-profit organisation called the A&M Foundation, hair influencer for Shea Moisture South Africa, part-time model, part-time teacher and mentor.
“For me to represent my country is an absolute dream come true. It is such a feeling of fulfilment because I have always just wanted to represent my country. It is basically to share my heart, what South Africa stands for and where South Africa is going from a perspective of the hashtag #Wastestops with me, which is going to be my advocacy for South Africa. I really hope to represent SA to the best of my ability,” Fargo said.
“We are so pleased to have Margo take our environmental, climate, waste and water projects and initiatives to share with the global platform. As a leadership programme for women we pride ourselves in the impact we have on our communities and on the lives of the amazing women who share a journey with us each year,” said executive director of the Miss Earth programme, Catherine Constantinides. – Pierce van Heerden