Sasha-Lee Olivier has officially been crowned as Miss South Africa 2019

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When Zozibini Tunzi was crowned as Miss Universe at the end of 2019, the entire country was ecstatic. But through all that, we kinda forgot that that leaves us without a Miss South Africa. But don’t fear, Sasha-Lee Olivier has taken on the mantle.

The official Miss South Africa account announced on social media that runner-up Sasha-Lee Olivier who was crowned as Miss World South Africa at the event in August 2019, has been crowned as Miss South Africa.

In response to the announcement, Sasha-Lee wrote on her own Instagram, ‘Good Morning South Africa! I’m humbled and so incredibly excited to take over the reigns from our Miss Universe as Miss South Africa 2019! ✨??✨ I cannot wait to see what is in store and to continue the great work we started in 2019! All my Love!❤️’

Sasha-Lee (26) participated in the Miss World pageant and made it to the Top 40, but Miss Jamaica, Toni-Ann Singh ultimately took the crown.

About the crowning, Zozi said, ‘I cannot think of anyone who is more suitable to be Miss South Africa. Sasha has it all: beauty, brains and, above all, a commitment to help others. I have no doubt that she will use her reign to help improve the lot of those in need.’

She will also continue her work with her #itsnotyourfault campaign which aims to support, inspire and help survivors of sexual assault. Sasha-Lee is a survivor of sexual abuse.

‘A very deep sense of shame accompanies rape and long term sexual abuse. Those who have suffered at the hands of the predators and perpetrators feel responsible for their own abuse and are profoundly ashamed of what is happening, or has happened, to them…We need to change the commonly held perception regarding this… the shame does not lie with the victim at all,’ Sasha-Lee said.

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