More than 500 applicants have already applied to be a part of the prestigious Miss South Africa pageant later this year and as current queen Tamaryn Green continues to carry out her reign with style and grace. Now, ahead of the pageant, which takes place on Women’s Day, Friday, August 9, at Sun International’s flagship venue, the Sun Arena at Times Square, Pretoria, Tamaryn has shared some important advice applicants should know before they begin their journey.

“You must really want it. You need drive, passion and stamina! Miss South Africa should also have a serving heart, be relatable, generous and passionate about empowering other women and girls. Never underestimate the power of one. You need to shine as the best form of yourself. Always be authentic and talk and act from the heart. Don’t pretend to be something you are not,” Tamaryn tells us.

“It is hard to comprehend just how big the Miss South Africa platform is and the opportunities it offers the title holder. It is bigger than I ever could have imagined. I found myself in the position where my voice was heard. However, this comes with an immense responsibility. You are able to help as many people as you can. You have to seize the opportunity and run with it. It really does transform your life.”

There’s close to R3-million in prize money and sponsorships for this year’s glittering pageant, with the winner walking away with R1-million in cash as well as a car and other fabulous prizes. The first princess takes home R250 000 in cash, and all 16 finalists receive R25 000.

Enter at Entries close on June 10 and the 16 finalists will be announced on July 11.

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