Cape Town – Ayanda Thabethe, the 2022 Miss South Africa Runner-Up, will be competing in the Miss Supranational pageant taking place in Poland in July 2023.
Miss South Africa 2021, Lalela Mswane, is the reigning Miss Supranational.
according to its website Miss Supranational is a “unique international live TV event with the most incredible women around the world participating in a contest which focuses on natural beauty and grace” .
Thabethe said she was looking forward to taking part.
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“I am looking forward to this next step in my journey. However, just as important to me is the launch of Project Khulisa, which I hope will make a difference in communities who need it most,” she told SundayWorld.
Speaking about her advocacy project, Project Khulisa, Thabethe said she had always been passionate about food security and nutrition. She holds a BSc degree in Dietetics and Human Nutrition from the University of KwaZulu Natal.
“I believe that good food is the beginning of a better life for everyone and nourishment is the cornerstone. My goal is to improve the future of all South Africans through nutritional intervention and innovation by mobilising food solutions through initiatives such as community vegetable gardens, food parcels and education around diet.
“By breaking the poverty cycle, I hope to combat malnutrition and hunger,” she said.
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Compiled by Matthew Petersen