The beautiful Free State roses, Tochanté Botha, Nangamso Languza and Petunia Katane were crowned Miss Glamorous Free State winners at the Bloemfontein Showgrounds.
The vibrant 22-year-old Tochanté Botha from Heidedal, was crowned overall winner. She told Bloemfontein Courant, “To me the competition is about empowering young women and that is very important to me. I have decided to enter because of the lack of role models in the coloured community. I will be using this platform to focus on sustainable development to ensure that even when my reign is over, the initiatives I embark on will continue.”
The first princess, Nangamso Languza (19), told Bloemfontein Courant she is currently studying at the University of the Free State. “I entered the competition to show people that someone from a small town can make it on the big stage as well. From here on its only bigger and better for me and I will definitely be continuing with pageantry.”
Petunia Katane (19), who was crowned second princess, said, “One of my dreams is to one day be Miss South Africa.”
“I will use this platform to empower young women from all over,” she said.
One of the founders of Miss Glamorous, Pitchov Kumwimba, said this year they were celebrating the 5th year of the competition. “The girls took part in many initiatives such as #Yoursuperpower conference as well as the Adopt a Child campaign where they raised funds for a girl who is in matric and cannot afford to go the dance,” he explained. – Sazly Hartzenberg