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Shudufhadzo Musida takes a (fashionable) bow

Miss South Africa 2020 Shudufhadzo Musida made the country proud last night as she represented South Africa at the 70th annual Miss World pageant hosted in San Juan, Puerto Rico yesterday.

Musida put up a fierce competition during her Miss World journey, and reveled in unwavering support from fans. However, despite her strong appearances, she did not make the cut for the Top 13.

Instead, she was placed amongst the Top 40 contestants, after returning to Puerto Rico to perform in the pageant for the second time after it was postponed last year due to Covid-19 concerns.

Karolina Bielawska from Poland was crowned Miss World, while Shree Saini from the US, and Olivia Yacé from Ivory Coast, were announced as first and second runners-up, respectively.

However, Musida didn’t go home empty-handed as she already won the Beauty with Purpose award for her mental health awareness platform Mindful Mondays before the competition was postponed last year.

As always, Musida bowed out gracefully and with class. Hours after the contest, she posted an image on Instagram wearing her final ball gown as she thanked fans for their continual support.

“From the bottom of my heart I want to thank you my beloved South Africa for your unwavering support and love I have received from you throughout this journey! I felt it within my soul as I stepped out on stage!” she wrote.

Musida wowed the crowd on stage with her crystal embroidered beauty pageant gown by Cape Town designer Warrick Gautier. On what inspired his creation, Gautier said: “Shudu’s shimmering blush golden gown was inspired by a mix of African precious metals as well as the Maga Flower, the national flower of Puerto Rico. It’s a strong, modern, powerful and glamorously feminine gown – just like Shudu.”

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