11 noviembre 2013

Miss Swaziland World 2013/2014


Newly crowned Miss Swaziland Samukelisiwe Magagula was a firm crowd favourite from the beginning of the event up until her crowning.
Newly crowned Miss Swaziland Samukelisiwe Magagula was a firm crowd favourite from the beginning of the event up until her crowning. 
This was during the glitzy event which was held at the Royal Swazi Convention Centre on Saturday night. 
The 24-year-old oozed confidence and poise on stage.
 Her fans screamed her name throughout the night. 
She had a large audience of supporters. The beauty who said during an interview with this publication, she was unaware of this was surprised when her fellow finalists told her that she had the loudest screams and support on the night.  
Favourite 
“I was told that I was the crowd favourite but honestly did not know this as I would be lying if I admitted to have heard those screams,” she said. 
The beauty who takes over from retired Miss Swaziland Ayanda Dube said she is prepared to be a different beauty ambassador from the rest of those who were crowned before. 
Samukelisiwe revealed that the great thing about her crowing is that she already has a ten month itinerary that the organisers have planned for her therefore, will not be one of those idle queen. 
“I will be hard at work doing ambassadorial duties and I am most excited to work with the youth and put their issues in the forefront during my reign as my passion does lie mostly with young people,” she said.  Samu, as she is affectionately known, expected to win.
 She revealed during the interview, though she said  a moment of doubt came after the question and answer section.  “I couldn’t hear the judge and had to ask her to repeat that question three times. 
Even when I answered I wasn’t sure I was giving the right answer,” she added.  
Despite bagging lots of votes during the telephonic voting period, Andile Silenge failed to make it to the top five. She won neither the Miss Personality nor Miss Congeniality titles. 
The Miss Personality title was taken by Temndeni  Zwane and Miss Congeniality by the eventual winner, Samukelisiwe Magagula. 
Selected
The top five was then selected. Temndeni Zwane, Melissa Marvis, Nadia Nascimento, Sebenzile Tsabedze and Samukelisiwe Magagula were chosen.
The event was an overall success. 
It was well organised except that time keeping was an issue.
 Programme director Maandan, who is a South African comedian, managed to keep the audience occupied with his brilliant sense of humour. 
Princess Sikhanyiso was the guest of honour. 
She sent a representative in the person of Imbali Indvuna Nonduduzo Zubuko.

...Miss SD prize package to remain
a mystery until November 23
The Miss Swaziland winners will have to exercise a considerable amount of patience when it comes to their winnings.
They will only know what it is they have to show for their titles on November 23.
The official prize presentation will be held at the Swaziland National Council of Arts and Culture (SNCAC) offices in Manzini. 
This was announced during the finals on Saturday.  
Pageant director Thandeka Matse told the programme director Maandan to notify guests about this so that no questions or interrogations are posed about this to the girls or the committee after this pageant is over. Many guests who were interviewed on the night expressed the hope that maybe for the first time in a long while the Miss Swaziland pageant would have worthwhile prizes. 
“Judging by how glitzy the finals were, the prizes had better not undermine the standard they have managed to set. 
It would be a shame to create such hype then fail to deliver on the one thing that is most important about this pageant,” said Fikile Manana, who said she had a great time at the Miss Swaziland finals. 
Another guest also said he had faith that Thandeka handled the prizes well.
 “She has managed to host a great finale so the bar has been raised high. I believe she will surprise us,” said Sipho Kunene.  

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