Congratulations to Miss SA Lalela Mswane, officially crowned Miss Supranational 2022 by Miss Supranational 2021, Namibia’s Chanique Rabe – at the Strzelecki Park Amphitheatre in Nowy Sącz, Poland on Friday 15 July.
Lalela is the first Miss South Africa to be crowned Miss Supranational. Twenty-four-year-old Mswane – who comes from KwaSokhulu in Richards Bay represented South Africa against contestants from 69 other countries.
Mswane was one of the front runners throughout the build-up to the finale, wowing the judges in the national costume competition which paid tribute to her Zulu heritage and was designed by Cape Town based Lloyd Kandlin, the director of the Costume Department.
Miss Thailand is the first runner up, Miss Vietnam the second runner up. Miss Indonesia 3rd runner up and Miss Venezuela 4th runner up. 69 countries competed in the pageant this year.
Said Mswane after the pageant: “I am overwhelmed; at the moment it still feels surreal. I am deeply thankful to all the amazing people who have supported and uplifted me, I couldn’t have done it without them. I want to thank the organisers of Miss Supranational, the Polish people, all my fellow contestants, the Miss South Africa Organisation and my South African fans. This title is not mine alone, it is South Africa’s victory.”
Miss South Africa Organisation CEO Stephanie Weil said: “We are incredibly proud of Lalela and she really deserved this win. It is a victory for her and South Africa and we can’t wait to see what she is going to achieve on the international stage.”
Photo Credit: Miss Supranational.