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Adé van Heerden crowned #MissSA2017

Adé van Heerden crowned #MissSA2017

Adé van Heerden, first princess at the Miss SA 2017 pageant, was crowned the new Miss South Africa at a ceremony at The Maslow Hotel in Sandton.

According to IOL, Van Heerden took over the role from Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, who was crowned Miss Universe over the weekend. Nel-Peters was just the second South African to win the prestigious title.

Van Heerden is a qualified doctor, she was also chasing international honours recently, having contested the Miss World pageant in China on November 18. She made it to the Top 10 stage and was awarded the Beauty With A Purpose prize.

“It’s a very overwhelming feeling but, at the very same time, I’m very content,” said Van Heerden.

“I knew that his was my calling. My timing was just different. We got to show the world something incredible, what happens when women support each other, what happens when women uplift each other.

“We produced a Miss Universe and a Top 10 and Beauty With A Purpose at Miss World. It’s something so special, I feel very proud… I feel so proud of my country right now.”

Heerden on how the Miss World experience  “Travelling through China for a month was quite a challenge, especially when you have 100kg of luggage with you, but it was quite an incredible experience.

“There were 118 girls from all over the world and they’re all the best their countries have to offer, and you get to learn from each and every single one of those girls and that is something not a lot of people get to experience in their lifetime.

“I came back home so much richer. I learnt things about countries, different cultures and religions, things I never would have if I didn’t do Miss World.

“I feel like Miss World has kind of prepared me to be Miss SA now. It gave me a different perspective. It was like a warm up.”

Source: IOL

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TRESOR announced as UN Ambassador

Tresor Ultra Records UN Ambassador

Multi-award winning singer, songwriter and producer, TRESOR, joins powerhouse global humanitarian personalities such as the likes of Angelina Jolie, Cate Blanchett, Emma Watson, Priyanka Chopra, Anne Hathaway, Leonardo Dicaprio, Victoria Beckham, Katy Perry and Serena Williams as a UN Ambassador.

The official announcement will be made this evening at the launch event at the Four Seasons Hotel, Westcliff. TRESOR will be announced as a UN Refugee Ambassador under the LuQuLuQu campaign where he will play a role as a High Level Influencer (HLI) for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).

TRESOR’s role as an HLI will include amongst others the advocacy of the struggles and challenges faced by refugees. Being in a unique position of having been a refugee himself, TRESOR makes for the perfect UNHCR Ambassador, as this is a cause very close to his heart and he is able to truly empathise with refugees.

“Having been a refugee myself for so many years, I truly understand the struggle for simple basic life needs. To have organisations like the UNHCR on the continent is truly a blessing. I’m honoured that they have identified me as a suitable voice to advocate for refugees on the continent and I look forward to playing a role that can positively affect the lives of refugees,” shares TRESOR.

“Vth Season would like to congratulate TRESOR on his appointment. This was one of the biggest achievements and goals he set for us to acquire for him, and we are proud to have made this happen. TRESOR’s journey as a refugee has truly been an inspirational one and we believe his inclusion as a UN Refugee Ambassador will inspire others to keep persevering through struggles and challenges,” expresses Raphael Benza of Vth Season.

TRESOR’s announcement as a UN Ambassador to come this evening, follows his recent field trip to Malawi to visit refugee camps. TRESOR endeavours to take on an active role with the UNHCR and you can follow him and @VthSeason on social media for his various refugee field trips and fund raising initiatives for refugees.

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