Many people often criticise beauty pageants for being backward and objectifying women, but there are a couple of women who have found success after winning the crown.
Whether it’s becoming a successful businesswoman or a media personality, these former beauty queens have gone on to become very successful after winning the crown.
Beauty queen turned business mogul, Basetsana Kumalo, is most probably the most successful former Miss South Africa. She has managed to turn her win into a thriving business, she is without a doubt an inspiring business leader.
After winning the Miss South Africa Teen contest, the beauty became a businesswoman and a working media personality.
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Former Miss South Africa Bokang Montjane is an inspiration, she won the crown in 2010 and she has achieved a lot of success. Not only is she a mom and a wife, she has several businesses and we have enjoyed watching her grow from strength to strength.
Rolene is one of the most educated Miss South Africa's, the Doctor is definitely a beauty with brains.
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