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MISS SWAZILAND 2013/14 A GLAMOUR FILLED EVENT

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image The winning team Samukelisiwe Magagula flanked by Nadia Nascimento (R) and and Melissa Marvis.

EZULWINI – Exquisite and tasteful do not even begin to describe the glamour at the Miss Swaziland 2013/14.


The over 350 guests who came to witness this red carpet event were treated to cocktails at the foyer which was beautifully decorated.


Most of the guests started walking in after 7pm, dressed the part. The ladies were an epitome of elegance looking all glitzy and glamorous in their different outfits. It was evident that they had all made an effort to stand out. The gentlemen also looked the part. Some looked handsome in their traditional regalia, emajobo.


The auditorium was simply breathtaking. Beautiful drapes of purple, gold, blue and white decorated the stage. Small fairy lights gave the stage the more glow while tiny silver ‘disco’ balls hung from the ceiling, adding to the glitzy decor. Part of the stage floor was decorated in gold with tindziwo (clay pots), adding the Swazi touch to the venue.


Imbali Foundation Patron Inkho-satana Sikhanyiso was represented by Princess Siphiwayena. The event was also attended by the Royal family.


Picked


The judges of the night were perfectly picked and they included Prince Cedza, Princess Simile, Gladys Smith, Alex Fakudze, former Miss Swaziland Thembelihle Zwane and Miss Mbombela Ziningi Maphalala.


Guests took their seats and the contest started at 9pm.  A voice over by the pageant director, Thandeka Matse welcomed the audience, signifying the start to a wonderful evening. South African comedian Maada and Semza Dlamini were perfect for their role as they made sure the audience did not get bored. Maada kept the crowd in stitches with his jokes. It was laughter all the way.


The 12 contestants opened the stage with the Luvadla presentation where they performed a beautiful dance in this outfit, using tindziwo as part of the choreography. It looked awesome and the receptive audience seemed to love it as applause and screams filled the auditorium as soon as they took to the stage and after.


Paraded


The girls paraded in swimwear soon after the audience was treated to a few jokes by Maada. The swimwear was designed and done by the director of the event, Matse.
They looked like bronze goddesses in their yellow swimwear.


The contestants all looked confident, strutting their stuff on the podium like they were international super models. It was evident that they had been given the training that they needed, physically and psychologically.  They were all prepared for this day.


The audience was wonderful as they cheered on all of the girls, hardly booing. There were shouts of encouragement and whistles of approval from them, making the event even more beautiful.  Contestants Andile Slenge, Terry Mdletshe and Samukelisiwe were the audience’s favourites as the screams and whistles got louder each time they took to the podium.


Performances punctuated this beautiful event and only locals were given the stage, which was quite encouraging to see as that promotes local talent. Swaziland National Arts and Culture Council CEO Stanley Dlamini graced the event with Swaziland Beauty Pageants Association President Tony Dlamini. Former Miss Swaziland director Vinah Mamba also graced the event.

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