International Titleholders of 2022

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Miss Supranational 2022 Lalela Mswane Representing South Africa
Miss Supranational 2022 Lalela Mswane Representing South Africa

Lalela Mswane made history by being crowned as the first black and the first South African Miss Supranational. The finale of Miss Supranational 2022 was held on 15th July 2022 in Nowy Sacz, Malopolska, Poland. Lalela Mswane is 25 years of age who was born in Richards Bay, in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.

Lalela Mswane is a is a South African ballet dancer, model, singer and beauty queen. After completing her secondary education at Pro Arte Alphen Park in 2015, Mswane enrolled in the University of Pretoria, graduating with a Bachelor of Laws degree. Mswane worked as a professional model signed to the South African modeling agency Alushi Models. Lalela speaks Zulu, French and English fluently.

Mswane began her pageantry career after participating in the Matric Experience 2015 pageant, where she finished as the first runner-up. In 2021, Lalela became a part of the Top 30 competing for Miss South Africa 2022. The finals of Miss South Africa 2021 were held on 16th October 2022 at Grand West Arena in Cape Town where she won the Miss South Africa 2021 crown. As Miss South Africa 2021, Mswane won the opportunity to represent South Africa at Miss Universe 2021 where she placed as second runner-up.

In June 2020 she established her nonprofit organization called the Lalela Mswane Foundation, which strives to empower the youth to soar beyond the boundaries that life has placed before them. She also launched a new advocacy campaign titled #BeReady. The program aims at helping budding entrepreneurs learn how to become employers rather than job seekers.

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