Lalela Mswane was crowned Miss South Africa 2021 on October 16, 2021, in Cape Town. Model, ballerina, and Bachelor of Law graduate, Mswane, comes from KwaSokhulu, in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal.
For high school, Mswane attended Pro Arte Alphen Park in Tshwane which combines the arts and business in its curriculum, and studied ballet with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) before graduating from the University of Pretoria.
Mswane says she entered Miss South Africa 2021 in pursuit of a childhood dream and because she possesses the compassion, tenacity, leadership, and people skills that make her a worthy titleholder. For her year of reign, she hopes to make an impact on addressing South Africa’s unemployment problem.
I am a proud Zulu woman.
I do flamenco dancing.
My real name is Lalela Umkhosi Wephaseka – being born over Easter, it means “listen to the commemoration of the Passover”.
TO BECOME MISS UNIVERSE