The Miss South Africa 2023 pageant, held at the Sunbet Arena at Time Square in Pretoria, was not just about the contestants vying for the crown. The spotlight was equally shared by the event’s host, the award-winning media personality, Bonang Matheba. As the pageant progressed, it became evident that Bonang’s presence was a significant highlight, captivating the audience with her charm and impeccable hosting skills.
Bonang’s history with the Miss SA pageant is not new. Over the years, she has consistently turned heads, whether attending as a judge or a host. This year, she promised a visual treat, and she did not disappoint. From her chic ensemble inspired by Chanel to her dramatic entrance in a red Fouad Sarkis couture gown topped with a butterfly headpiece, every appearance was a testament to her impeccable fashion sense.
Her fashion journey through the Miss SA pageants has been nothing short of iconic. From her understated Chanel-inspired looks to the dramatic Fouad Sarkis couture gowns, Bonang has always managed to steal the show. One of her memorable looks included a column dress from Steven Khalil, which perfectly complemented her frame. Another standout was her Grecian goddess-inspired outfit, complete with golden laurels.
Social media was abuzz with praise for Bonang. Fellow presenter Boity Thulo was among the many who lauded her, stating, “Yoh bruh, Bonang was made for this ish.” Many echoed this sentiment, with comments pouring in about how she effortlessly owned the stage. Some even playfully suggested that she should be the one wearing the crown.
While the contestants showcased their beauty, intelligence, and talent, Bonang’s stellar hosting added a touch of glamour and sophistication to the event. Her dedication to her craft, combined with her natural charisma, made the Miss SA 2023 pageant a memorable affair.
As the pageant concluded and a new Miss South Africa was crowned, one thing was clear: Bonang Matheba remains an unmatched queen in her own right, setting the stage on fire with her presence.