By CityLife Arts Writer
Miss Supranational South Africa Thato Mosehle has revealed her national outfit and portrait gown ahead of her departure for Poland to take place in the international competition.
Miss South Africa Shudufhadzo Musida and Miss Universe South Africa Natasha Joubert bid Mosehle farewell at OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg yesterday, Thursday, August 5, 2021..
Mosehle will be taking part in the 12th edition of the Miss Supranational pageant to be held in Nowy Sącz, Poland, with the finals on August 21; the first person under the official Miss South Africa Organisation banner to do so. Miss Supranational 2019 Anntonia Porsild, from Thailand, will crown her successor.
Her national outfit has been designed by Sello Medupe, the owner of Scalo. It has been inspired by an African warrior princess with elements of Mosehle’s Sotho culture and heritage incorporated.
Says creative director of the Miss South Africa Organisation Werner Wessels: “The Miss Supranational Organisation requested a national outfit that has a personal significance to the contestant. With Thato being a doctor, fighting on the frontlines of Covid, we wanted to show how she sees not only herself but all of her colleagues, as warriors! We also wanted to incorporate something personal from her culture, a seanamarena, a traditional blanket to symbolise the comfort, warmth and pride she feels for her people. We, as an organisation, are so proud to showcase an outfit that is truly representative of our country.”
Day wear outfits come from Willet Designs Couture, Malondie, Sheriff Taylor, Ernst Schutz and Juan William Aria. Her evening gowns are by Kobus Rautenbach and Anel Botha.
Says Mosehle: “I love my wardrobe; all these talented South African designers have found a way to make me feel incredibly special.”
Watch the Miss South Africa official website and social media pages, closer to the time, for details on where to watch the pageant. You can also vote for Thato on her social media accounts.
Miss South Africa is presented by Weil Entertainment in association with M-Net, Mzansi Magic and Sun International.