Pietermaritzburg has a Miss SA 2014 Semi-Finalist

The Miss South Africa semi-finalists were revealed in all their glory on the 4th of December by Sun International, as were the star-studded panel of judges for the new look 2014 Miss South Africa competition. It was also announced that Cell C is the new headline sponsor of The Miss South Africa pageant in line with their Believe Manifesto and on-going strategy to empower women.

The 33 Miss SA semi-finalists who will be vying for the 2014 crown come from around the country – Gauteng has 12 contenders followed by the Western Cape with nine; Kwa-Zulu Natal with five and the Free State and Mpumalanga with two. The Eastern Cape, Limpopo and North West each have one entrant.

The judges have already started evaluating the contestants in the run-up to the finals at Sun City on March 30, 2014 where Miss South Africa 2014 will be crowned.

Twenty-one year old, Delisha Leigh-Ann Chetty from Lincolnmeade Pietermaritzburg, is one of the semi-finalists and will carry the Midlands flag with pride. A Bachelor of Social Sciences graduate in Marketing Management and Psychology, held the Princess title for Face of Pietermaritzburg in 2007 and was placed in the Top 10 in the Miss SA India International. Look out for her in the Asmals ads too.

Her Mum, an educator at Haythorne Secondary High School, is her role model. “She’s taught me how to be a strong, humble woman and to live a life of integrity. To stand up for what is right no matter how powerful the next person may be. She’s taught me the ways of a virtuous woman, values and morals which will remain in my life forever.” says Delisha.

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Nomhle Mtshali, Julia Petersen, Sihle Makhanya, Ziyanda Msomi and Delisha Chetty. Pic by Lisa Skinner