Miss South Africa CEO Stephanie Weil said the pageant has pushed more boundaries than ever before in its search to find the next ambassador for South Africa.
“We, as women, are so many things. We can be business owners, leaders, innovators, influencers, mothers, daughters, philanthropists, role models, ambassadors and queens all at the same time.
“Showcasing the multi-diverse nature of this will be at the core of the competition. Miss South Africa is no longer only a one-night pageant. Viewers are going to get to know the finalists during the television show,” she hinted.
Previously, only unmarried women who are childless and who do not have tattoos could enter the competition.
In 2014 the organisation banned three semi-finalists because of their visible tattoos.
“I know the entry form said no visible tattoos but my tattoo is so small and most times it can’t be seen unless my hair is tied up. I am shocked and a little disappointed, but rules are rules,” Kelly Davids told TimesLIVE at the time.
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