‘Rose of Mamelodi’ crowned

The Star Early Edition - - NEWS - SAKHILE NDLAZI

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.

PIC­TURE: ITUMELENG ENGLISH

OVER­JOYED: Sharon-Rose Khu­malo thanks her sup­port­ers af­ter be­ing crowned Miss Mamelodi Sun­downs at Em­per­ors Palace on Sun­day.

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