Miss SA Runner Up Ayanda Thabethe Crowned Miss Congeniality At Miss Supranational 2023
Ayanda Thabethe, the 1st runner up of Miss South Africa, has been awarded the title of Miss Congeniality at this year’s Miss Supranational beauty pageant competition.
Miss Supranational 2023 Finale
The finale of the Miss Supranational competition was held on Friday, July 14th at the Strzelecki Park Amphitheatre in Nowy Sącz, Poland. Ayanda performed exceptionally well throughout the preliminary rounds, securing a spot in the top five of the Miss Supranational competition after answering each question with eloquence during the finals of #suprachat 2023. She was joined by contestants from India, Canada, the Philippines, and Peru.
Ayanda Thabethe’s Journey
Despite her outstanding performance, Ayanda only made it to the Top 24 of the competition. However, she still managed to fly South Africa’s flag high by earning the title of Miss Congeniality at the Miss Supranational 2023 beauty pageant. The Miss South Africa organization congratulated Ayanda on her journey in a post on Instagram, stating “Congratulations on a beautiful journey Ayanda Thabethe. You’ve laid your mark on a global stage and oozed so much light and confidence”.
Gratitude from Ayanda Thabethe
In an article by The Citizen, Ayanda expressed her gratitude towards South Africans for their overwhelming support and messages of encouragement. “I want to thank South Africans for their overwhelming support and wonderful messages. I have loved every minute of my Miss Supranational journey and I hope I have made you all proud,” she noted.
Andrea Aguilera Crowned Miss Supranational 2023
The 14th Miss Supranational was crowned by outgoing queen Lalela Mswane from South Africa. Andrea Aguilera, a model, pageant, and international business student from Ecuador, took home the prestigious title. At 5’11” tall and 22 years old, Andrea is the first Ecuadorian to win the title of Miss Supranational 2023 according to Missology.
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