Miss South Africa 2021 Top 10: Lalela Mswane

04 Aug 2021 | Camilla Suarez

The Miss South Africa organization will be hosting the coronation for Miss South Africa 2021 on 16th October 2021 at Sun International Grandwest Arena, where the representatives for next year’s editions of Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss Supranational will be crowned. The organization officially announced the top 10 delegates who will now compete for the national crown.

Lalela Mswane is one of the finalists who will be vying for the coveted crowns and an opportunity to represent South Africa on an international stage. She is 24-years-old. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Pretoria.



After being announced as one of the finalists, Lalela mentioned, "I believe that my advocacy for the abatement of unemployment in our nation requires dire attention and having the full support of the Miss South Africa Organisation would provide greater impact in the quest for meaningful and long-lasting solutions."

Lalela mentioned that she entered Miss South Africa 2021 in pursuit of a childhood dream and she deserves to win the title because she possesses the compassion, tenacity, leadership, and people skills that make her worthy of the title. The beauty queen shared that she had faced a lot of rejections in the modelling industry, but patience and a mentality shift helped her to bounce back. Rejections have helped her to mould into the resolute lady she is today.

The stunning queen stated that her mother is her role model and she is the greatest giver of love, patience, kindness, affection, and support. "She never fails to extend grace even when she experiences injustice. With exceptional resilience, strength, and profound wisdom, if I could be only half the woman she is, I would truly be one great woman. I also find inspiration in the late actress, Audrey Hepburn. She was a classic beauty and style icon, and always radiated effortless elegance, but what made her the most beautiful was her philanthropy, "added Lalela.

Lalela feels honoured and blessed that she has been selected to compete for the crown and believes that beauty pageants today are more than just pageants. There is beauty in diversity. She adds that pageantry is empowering and gone are the days where the focal point of pageants was a beauty. Pageants are now a magnificent platform on which charitable causes are promoted, societal issues are addressed, and significant solutions are sought. She wants to tell the young girls of the country to stay united.



Lalela believes that so much greatness can be achieved when women unite in support of each other and help each other grow. She wants the people of her community to be a generation that exemplifies the notion of ‘empowered women, empowered women.’ On asking what she would do if she wins the title, Lalela answered, "I would love to meet Thulas Nxesi, Minister of Employment and Labour. With the reduction of unemployment being my primary advocacy, the opportunity to engage him on the matter and hopefully contribute towards the making of meaningful changes in this regard would be an absolute honour. "

South Africa’s representatives have performed exceptionally well at the international beauty pageants with their remarkable performances, especially in recent years.