Miss South Africa 2020 entrant Bianca Schoombee withdraws her application

22 May 2020 | Angelique Reyes

Miss South Africa 2020, the 62nd edition of Miss South Africa, will host its annual edition virtually in the month of August where the next delegate to represent South Africa at Miss Universe 2020 will be crowned. South Africa’s performance at the international beauty pageants has been incredible as the divas have always proven their worth in the competition and with their remarkable performances, they have taken home multiple titles, especially in the recent years. Rebuilt under ‘Face your power, embrace your future’, stunning beauties will compete for the crown and the opportunities to represent South Africa in Miss Universe 2020 and Miss World 2020.

While the official delegates are yet to be announced, there are a few beauties who have shown immense potential to be a part of this year’s national pageant. But Bianca Schoombee who wished to be a part of the competition has decided to withdraw her application.



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The South African beauty decided to withdrawn her Miss South Africa application after her past racist tweets resurfaced. Her agency, Sync Models, announced the withdrawal. “Bianca Schoombee has decided to withdraw from the #MissSA2020 contest and Sync Models supports her decision,” the company posted on their social media account.

Bianca is 21-years-old and is an Environmentalist who provides technical solutions. She is represented by SYNC Model who recently posted a video on her social media account stating it as her official entry to Miss South Africa 2020 and explained why she believes she should be the next Miss South Africa. She posted that she believes that god has given her a purpose and she is here to serve that purpose. She is ready to represent her country at Miss Universe 2020 stage and ignite the fire in every South African woman’s heart. She mentioned that “let me lead the warrior women into our next generation.”

She started to trend on social media platforms as the potential winner for the title and some users of the social media platform dug into her past and found shocking tweets where the 21-year-old model was openly using the N-word and repeatedly used derogatory words. Bianca had also posted some controversial statements after which she received a lot of backlash and eventually the diva decided to withdraw her application.



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She subsequently released a statement on social media, saying: “I would like to profusely apologise for putting it out into the universe then. Being the person that I am today, I have now dealt with my past by praying. I am using social media as a tool to better myself, to engage with friends, fans, and followers and to inspire. It’s important to forgive yourself. I really hope that South Africa can forgive me for these immature posts, as I have forgiven myself and moved on. I really do hope that you continue to support me as we all deserve a second chance. I love you South Africa. God Bless.”

The SYNC Group was flabbergasted to learn of such behaviour from one of our models," the statement read. "Therefore, out of respect for the other SYNC Models and our clients, Bianca Schoombe and SYNC Models have mutually agreed to part ways in a civil manner, as well as her current contacted campaigns have been cancelled with immediate effect. The agency added that both parties mutually decided to part ways and this was since Schoombe was "in breach of her agreement and we do not condone any form of racial discrimination as we strongly believe in diversity and equality".

Some of the users of Twitter also stated that when Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss South Africa 2019, users went online and dig deep at her social media account too where all they found was empowering statements and courageous words for everyone and that’s the kind role model Miss South Africa is looking for.