The Scintillating Queens of Miss Supranational

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Lalela Mswane Miss Supranational 2022 from South Africa
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Lalela Mswane Miss Supranational 2022 from South Africa

Miss Supranational 2022, the 13th edition of the Miss Supranational, was held on 15th July 2022 at Strzelecki Park Amphitheater in Nowy Sącz, Poland. Lalela Mswane of South Africa was crowned the new queen at the end of the event finale. Lalela is the first black woman to have won Miss Supranational.

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. Mswane received widespread criticism within South Africa for agreeing to compete in Miss Universe 2021, which was set to be held in Israel, due to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. She did compete at Miss Universe 2021 and placed as the second runner-up. Lalela, on 15th February 2022, was appointed Miss Supranational South Africa 2022.

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