‘Rose of Mamelodi’ crowned
THERE were emotional scenes on Sunday night moments after Sharon-Rose Khumalo, 25, was crowned Miss Mamelodi Sundowns 2017 at a glittering event at the Emperors Palace convention centre.
Khumalo was dubbed “The Rose of Mamelodi” by the audience after she was crowned.
Parents of contestants, fans and team players, including head coach Pitso Mosimane and club boss Patrice Motsepe, attended the black-tie event.
Also in attendance was Communications Minister Faith Muthambi.
The Miss Mamelodi Sundowns pageant has become one of the most coveted titles in South Africa, and 18 finalists from around the country battled it out on the catwalk clad in sport attire, swimwear and couture dresses. Before the grand finale, all 18 finalists received R60 000.
Motsepe’s wife, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, said to Khumalo: “I implore you to be unapologetic in your endeavours to conquer the world around you, to fight as the women before you did, with the courage to challenge the status quo.”
After Khumalo was crowned, she thanked the football club for the opportunity, as well as her parents for their support.
First princess was Tsakane Mangwane while Lisanne Lazarus clinched the title of second princess, winning R175 000 and R150 000 respectively.
Babes Wodumo, Kwesta and Emtee entertained the audience.
OVERJOYED: Sharon-Rose Khumalo thanks her supporters after being crowned Miss Mamelodi Sundowns at Emperors Palace on Sunday.