The last time a South African won the Miss World title was in 2014, and hopefully, Sasha-Lee Olivier will be the one to deliver another national victory.
It was recently revealed that Sasha-Lee has been chosen to represent South Africa at the prestigious event to be held in London on the 14th of December, 2019.
The opening ceremony will be in London on the 20th of November, 2019.
The announcement was made informally by the current Miss South Africa, Zozibini Tunzi, after she was asked as to who would represent South Africa at both the Miss World and Miss Universe pageants.
Zozibini also confirmed that she would be representing the country at the Miss Universe pageant.
Last year, former Miss South Africa, Tamaryn Green, was placed as the first runner-up in the Miss Universe Pageant.
Sasha –Lee is the current runner-up to the Miss South Africa title and walked away with prize money totalling R250000 on Friday.
Her biography states that the 26-year-old is an entrepreneur and model, currently pursuing a double major in marketing and psychology at The University of the Witwatersrand.
She is also the founder of the ‘Blue Jersey Foundation”, an organisation which aims to help small firms direct some of their profits into socially uplifting projects.
Sasha-Lee says that she is passionate about helping people and one of her greatest inspirations was her high school teacher, Mrs Govender, who taught her the value of patience and understanding.
Because of Mrs Govender, Sasha-Lee is a big supporter of teachers because of their ability to play a critical role in the lives of young people.
Being known for not conforming to the body type of what is considered to be mainstream, Sasha –Lee is passionate about encouraging women to love their bodies, regardless of shape or size.
When she is not studying, helping people or modelling, she likes to spend time with her family and hang out on the couch, playing video games..
If you want to support Sasha-Lee, don’t forget to tune in on the 14th of December.