Miss South Africa 2020 Top 15: Olin-Shae De La Cruz

27 Jun 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 international pageants 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, Miss Supranational 2020 and Miss World 2020. The Miss South Africa organization has announced the names of judges for the first round of the competition.

Just recently, the Top 15 semi-finalists were revealed out of the 35 contestants who began their journey in the national competition. Olin-Shae Elizabeth De La Cruz is one of the top 15 delegates who have been selected by the organization for the Miss South Africa 2020. Hailing from the city Bryanston, Gauteng, Olin is 26-years-old and is in her final year of a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Media Operations Management at Boston Media House.



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The diva co-founded her own marketing company called Swish EP, works as an account manager for a media and advertising company, is a netball coach on weekends with Action Kidz SA and is also a model represented by Pace Model Management. Olin is the only daughter of Dennis and Karin Papillon Ford. She went to Wynberg Girls’ Primary School and later went to Westerford High School where she matriculated. While in high school she was a part-time student at Waterfront Theatre School and after matriculating she enrolled there full-time majoring in Dance and Musical Theatre.

Olin also took up hip hop dancing and participated in competitions nationwide including dancing at The Artscape Theatre. In 2012 she was a lead dancer in the Cape Town Carnival held in Long Street and in 2013 she was part of the opening act in the carnival with the African Queen, that year's edition of the Cape Town Carnival was held in Green Point. She was signed and represented by Y Models which is now known as Contact Model Management. After this, she entered pageantry and began her career here.

She competed in Miss South Africa 2017 and amazed everyone with her stunning beauty and perseverance. Before that, Olin entered Miss Earth South Africa 2013 where she again placed in the semi-finals. After Miss South Africa 2017, she joined Disney Cruise Line and travelled the world working as a Youth Counselor. Her celebrity crush is Ricky Whittle. She desires to use her story along with the four pillars of the Miss South Africa organization to build up a South African woman into leaders.



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Expressing her excitement for being selected as the top 15 she says, “I am grateful to be a part of the Top 15. It is quite an achievement. I'm glad I can continue to look within, own my story and be another step closer to an opportunity of a lifetime. And I'm excited for what the future holds. What I will share, the people I will meet and of course working with the Miss South Africa Organisation. The journey thus far has been rewarding and all the messages of support and encouragement means the world to me.”

She would be a potential delegate to represent South Africa at international stage as she is strong opinionated, and determined to win the title. She makes sure she works on her body every day along with working on on-stage walk and communication skills. She can be a strong contender for the title.