Entries for the 2020 Miss South Africa pageant are officially open, and hopefuls have taken to social media to introduce themselves to the country, and share why they deserve to title of Miss South Africa.
Despite coronavirus concerns, Miss South Africa will go ahead this year, with a "new format," placing the digital world and at the forefront.
Miss South Africa 2020 will be crowned in the first weekend in August, as the country starts its Women's Month celebrations, with an entertainment-packed pageant which will be broadcast live on both M-Net and Mzansi Magic.
Along with their official application, entrants are asked to submit a video on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Hopefuls have used the platform to put their best foot forward and highlight causes close to their hearts.
If you're considering entering the pageant, we've highlighted some of the requirements here.
Reigning Miss South Africa, Sasha-Lee Olivier, had some advice for those still deciding whether or not to enter this year's pageant as entries stream in from across the country. "All you need for this moment is a thorough knowledge of who you are and what you stand for; a vision for what you would like to do with this title and the courage to pursue it," she said.
Based on the entries we've seen so far, the judges have the tough job ahead of whittling down the ladies to a final 16.
Entries for this year's competition close on 31 May. To enter, go to www.misssa.co.za.
MEET SEVEN OF THE HOPEFULS HERE:
1. Matsepo Ntsoaki Sithole
2. Oneida Cooper
3. Shevon Pereira
4. Alyssa Gouws
5. Olwethu Mbulawa
6. Saskia Ramdhani
7. Maryna Brits