Sasha-Lee Olivier takes over the Miss South Africa 2019 crown

15 Jan 2020 | Priya Bhardwaj

After Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss Universe 2019 on 8th December 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia and she began her reigning responsibilities as the Universe queen, a new Miss South Africa was needed to perform the national duties and responsibilities. The announcement is made by the national organization that Sasha-Lee Olivier will be officially unveiled as the new Miss South Africa 2019 today.

At Miss South Africa 2019, which was held on 9th August 2019, the 26-year-old Sasha-Lee Laurel Olivier was adjudged the runner-up of the competition. "I am so happy for Zozi who deserves, in every way, to wear the Miss Universe sash. I wish her every success. I step into big shoes. I just want Zozi to know that I will do my best to fill them”, Sasha said.



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Zozibini Tunzi Miss Universe 2019 also took to her official social media to reveal her thoughts as she said, “I cannot think of anyone who is more suitable to be Miss South Africa. Sasha has it all: beauty, brains and, above all, a commitment to help others. I have no doubt that she will use her reign to help improve the lot of those in need.”

Sasha will take over all Miss South Africa duties that include fulfilling obligations to the sponsors. She represented South Africa in Miss World 2019 and she placed in the Top 40. A survivor of sexual abuse, Sasha intends to devote her Miss South Africa reign to her ‘It's not your fault’ campaign. It is designed to support, inspire and help survivors of sexual abuse.



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"A very deep sense of shame accompanies rape and long-term sexual abuse. Those who have suffered at the hands of the predators and perpetrators feel responsible for their own abuse, and are profoundly ashamed of what is happening, or has happened to them," Sasha said.