Miss South Africa 2020 Wishlist: Busisiwe Mmotla

05 Jun 2020 | Priya Bhardwaj

Miss South Africa 2020, under the new brand motto ‘Face your power, embrace your future’, is all set to begin its annual edition where delegates from all over the country will compete to win the right to represent South Africa at Miss World 2020, Miss Universe 2020 and Miss Supranational 2020.

As the applications have been pouring in, there are a few beauties who have caught everyone’s attention with their fierce beauty and grace. Busisiwe Mmotla, who has submitted her application for 2020 edition, seems like a strong contender for the crown. She has a Bachelor in Education Student at the University of Johannesburg.



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Born in 1993, Busisiwe is a passionate woman who wishes to focus on the development and upliftment of the community; she is a believer in educating oneself to emancipate minds. Mmotla is also an ambassador and a nurturer. “I am an ambitious, idealistic, open minded, self-driven, enthusiastic and positive that a new day brings new possibilities. I am a teacher in training and through that I hope to make a positive impact in the lives of the young. A philanthropist at heart, I believe in touching lives and giving the little that I have. I live my life according to the motto that reads, ‘Most people exist. Therefore choose to Exist’”, she quotes. Busisiwe is also the Founder of Blessed M Foundation which began in 2015 as a Pageant coaching place.

Busisiwe is also USNSA Face of Fitness 2019 winner, a platform to uncover new talent, outside of conventional industry showcases like Bikini competitions and sporting events. Overcoming the challenges she faced through her disadvantaged upbringing, Busi has created numerous opportunities to build her profile and advance her career in fitness.



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From winning the Miss Soweto crown in 2017 to taking a gamble and putting herself out there, Busisiwe is proof positive that the right mindset and dogged determination can overcome any obstacle. As the youngest of seven siblings in a family raised by a single unemployed mother, Busi battled through life. “Living in a shack with an unemployed mother meant I couldn’t achieve everything I wanted, which crushed my confidence. I also had to learn to be responsible at a young age, but this also taught me the value of working hard to achieve what you want, which has served me well throughout my life”, she says.

Busi first turned to fitness as a means to manage her anxiety as she found the gym to be a healing space. “Having endured two abusive relationships, a stressful Miss Soweto reign and being unemployed, I needed something that would help me feel beautiful and worth it again. It offered me a release for pent-up emotions. It also made me fall in love with the process while learning to appreciate my flaws and to love myself more. It has been less than a year since I started my fitness journey, but it’s the longest time I’ve been at peace. Fitness has become my therapy”, she says. Her fitness, elegance, fierce determination and sincerity definitely make her a strong contender for the crown.