Lalela Mswane Biography
Lalela Mswane, is a South African model and beauty queen. Lalela is the Miss Supranational 2022 who was crowned on 15th July, 2022 to become the first black woman to win the prestigious crown. She previously held the title of Miss South Africa 2021 and represented South Africa at Miss Universe 2021, finishing as the second runner-up.
|Full Name:||Lalela Mswane|
|Date of Birth:||March 27, 1997|
|Place of Birth:||Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa|
|Occupation:||Model and Beauty Queen|
Early Life and education
Mswane was born on March 27, 1997, in Richards Bay, South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Province. Muntu Mswane, an Eswatini-born former diplomat and minister who died in 2010, was her father, and her mother Hleliselwe worked as an accounts clerk and housewife.
She is the third child in a family of three, with an older brother and sister. Mswane enrolled in the University of Pretoria after finishing her secondary education at Pro Arte Alphen Park in 2015. She later graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree.
Mswane worked as a professional model for the South African modeling agency Alushi Models, prior to becoming Miss South Africa.
Mswane was named one of 30 women shortlisted for the Miss South Africa 2021 competition on July 6, 2021. She was announced on 3 August as one of ten semifinalists who advanced to the televised finale after another round of interviews and public voting.
The Miss South Africa 2021 finals were held on October 16 at the Grand West Arena in Cape Town. Mswane advanced to the top five after competing in the swimsuit and evening gown portions of the competition.
She went on to compete in the question and answer round, where she was chosen as one of three finalists before being crowned Miss South Africa 2021.
Mswane received a variety of prizes and rewards as Miss South Africa, including R1 million, a one-year lease on a fully furnished apartment in Sandton, a one-year lease on a Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and the opportunity to represent South Africa at Miss Universe 2021.
Mswane was widely chastised in South Africa for agreeing to compete in Miss Universe 2021, which was scheduled to take place in Israel due to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Despite the criticism, the official Miss South Africa Instagram account confirmed in a post with comments disabled that Mswane would still compete. The South African government withdrew its support for Mswane to compete in Miss Universe 2021 on November 14, 2021.
Mswane announced on her Instagram account on November 27 that she had decided to compete in Miss Universe after weeks of absence. Mswane competed in Miss Universe 2021 and finished as the second runner-up on December 12, 2021.
The Miss SA Organization announced on February 15, 2022, that Mswane will also represent South Africa at the 13th edition of Miss Supranational, a few months after competing at Miss Universe.
The announcement was met with both positive and negative feedback online. Mswane was crowned Miss Supranational on July 15, 2022. During the final round of questions and answers, she was asked, “Why do people fear losing things they don’t even own?” Mswane responded:
“I used to worry about losing things I didn’t have. It stems from a fear of perfection or the pressures of the world, as well as a desire for happiness that you don’t have… Every day, we should instill a grateful attitude in our children.”
Her victory also marks a back-to-back victory for Africa.
Currently, Mswane is not married but still single. Unfortunately, details about her relationship is yet to be disclosed.
Lalela Mswane Net Worth
As a model and beauty queen, Lalela has amassed a net worth of $350,000