Miss SA 2020 will continue despite Covid-19

Miss SA Organisation CEO Stephanie Weil with Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi

CEO of the Miss South Africa Organisation, Stephanie Weil, says although the Covid-19 pandemic has challenged the organisation in many ways, the pageant will continue in 2020.

According to Weil, who announced exciting new changes to the Miss South Africa brand earlier this week, they have used this time to think outside of the box and be as innovative as possible.

“We are excited about showcasing the new format and will make announcements on this very soon. We are fortunate that we started the online process in 2019 and intend to bring this to the forefront of what we are going to do this year. We can confirm there will be a Miss SA 2020,” she said.

Weil explained that pageant countries around the world are holding their auditions online, which is something Miss SA started last year. Their main goal is to bring about hope and showcase women empowerment through the Miss South Africa platform and they believe that in any format this will be something that the whole country gets behind.

On the question of Miss SA not being able to meet and greet people in person like before, she said that this will not hinder her in her duties. “In fact, by doing a lot of meet and greets online, she will be able to reach and inspire even more young women across the country.”

She explained that the  main goal is to make Miss South Africa attainable through online interaction, which will make it easier rather than harder. “I think this year people will be engaging with and listening to the young woman who eventually holds the title of Miss South Africa 2020 more than ever before,” she said.