Gerhard Parzutka von Lipinski announced today that the franchise for Miss Supranational in South Africa has been awarded to the Miss South Africa Organization. Under the new ownership and management of Weil Entertainment and its CEO Stephanie Weil, the Miss South Africa Competition is undergoing incredible changes and emerging as a driving force in the transformation of the beauty pageant industry. “We are delighted to welcome Stephanie Weil and her team to the #Suprafamily. The Miss Supranational Organization is excited to welcome an aspirational, inspirational South African woman from this fantastic organization to our 12th edition,” Parzutka von Lipinski said.
Read the press release from the Miss South Africa Organization:
For the first time in the history of the Miss South Africa pageant, the top three finalists will represent the country at the world’s three most prestigious pageants.
Previously, the Miss South Africa Organisation has sent a representative to both Miss Universe and Miss World, but will also now be fielding a candidate to Miss Supranational.
The first Miss Supranational competition began in 2009 in Poland with 40 countries from around the world represented. There are now more than 80 competitors from every continent. South Africa has sent entrants before but this will be the first time under the official Miss South Africa Organisation banner.
Last year Miss South Africa 2019 Zozibini Tunzi represented the Rainbow Nation at Miss Universe and took the title, while first runner-up Sasha-Lee Olivier went to Miss World.
CEO of the Miss South Africa Organisation, Stephanie Weil explains: “We are delighted that a third finalist (the second runner-up) will now be able to shine on the international stage. Once Miss South Africa 2020 is crowned in August, and the two runners-up are announced, we will decide which candidate would do the best at which competition.”
Says Gerhard Parzutka von Lipinski, President of the Miss Supranational Organisation: “It is with great pride and pleasure that we welcome the Miss South Africa Organisation as the newest member of the Supra family. Miss South Africa has a long history of launching the careers of many phenomenal women. We have been extremely impressed by the transformation the brand has undergone in the past year and we are looking forward to welcoming one of the Top 3 of the 2020 competition to the 12th edition of Miss Supranational.
Miss South Africa 2020 will be crowned in the first weekend in August, as the country starts its Women’s Month celebrations, with an entertainment packed pageant which will be broadcast live on both M-Net and Mzansi Magic.
Weil revealed that she was delighted with the number of entries received to date from around the country.
Those wishing to still do so have until Sunday (May 31) at midnight. Simply visit www.misssa.co.za, and click on the tab ‘Miss South Africa 2020’ and then ‘ENTER NOW’. They then have to answer a number of questions, upload photographs and an introduction video on their social media accounts such as Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.
Miss South Africa is presented by Weil Entertainment in association with M-Net, Mzansi Magic and Sun International.