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Zodwa Mdingi’s combination of beauty and brains stole the show on Saturday and she was crowned as Face of Savannah. A bevy of beautiful people gathered at Savannah Mall’s Banking Mall on Saturday with one question on everyone’s lips; who will be the next Face of Savannah?
As the contestants and their supporters put the finishing touches to hair, outfits and make-up, the audience enjoyed the music of local singing group, The B-Sharps.
Martina Pretorius, organiser of the event, said the fifth annual Face of Savannah pageant was the most successful yet, with a record number of entries.
Pretorius thanked sponsors for their invaluable contributions and explained that the top six contestants would all walk away with study bursaries worth R24 000 each.
The sponsors were Savannah Mall,
iCollege, Specsavers, Soapsuds, Divas Divine, Clicks Group of Pharmacies Polo­kwane, The Hub, Nissan, Cell-C Savannah, DJ McNelly, Rockhard Music Productions, B-Sharps, Chrizelle’s Hair, Cazabella, and Funky Photo Studio.
The pageant kicked off on a high note with the category for girls two to four years old. The adorable models had the audience eating from their hands with their feisty catwalk personalities and clever answers to judges’ questions.
After the little ones broke the ice, each age group had the opportunity to walk down the runway. They also had to answer difficult questions that the judges took turns to ask.
The judges were Amanda and Brandon Kriel, owners of 36 international modelling titles, Riki Van Der Westhuizen, a psychologist from Mokopane, Makgato Maite. Mrs Limpopo 2015, and Bee Fenner, representative of one of the sponsors.
Mdingi’s first princess was Caroline Mashala and Sinead Otto took third place. Nicolize Beukes was named Mrs Face of Savannah.
Brothers Freddy and Anointed Tshivhengwa won first and second place in the Mr Face of Savannah category with Medupi Ramaboea their second prince.
Face of Savannah winners:
Two to four years:
1. Cailen Voges
2. Vililami Rikhotso
3. Kayla Krause
Five to seven years:
1. Kagisho Matsi
2. Tshilidzi Luvhimba
3. Ané Ferreira
Eight to ten years:
1. Rego Malope
2. Chanté Arnold
3. Ditshegofatso Maepa
11 to 13 years:
1. Lufuno Mudau
2. Briana Modikwa
3. Andzani Rikhotso
14 to 16 years:
1. Franca Pretorius
2. Mmamoye Kekana
3. Mpho Malatji
Mr Face of Savannah
1. Freddy Tshivhengwa
2. Anointed Tshivhengwa
3. Medupi Ramaboea

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Vililami Rikhotso is the first princess in the two to four years category.

Vililami Rikhotso is the first princess in the two to four years category.

Face of Savannah event organiser Martina Pretorius with Cailen Voges, winner of the category two to four years.

Face of Savannah event organiser Martina Pretorius with Cailen Voges, winner of the category two to four years.

Right: Zodwa Mdingi struts down the runway during the Face of Savannah pageant on Saturday, showing why she deserved the crown.

Right: Zodwa Mdingi struts down the runway during the Face of Savannah pageant on Saturday, showing why she deserved the crown.

Photos: Marki Franken Freddy Tshivhengwa is this year’s Mr Face of Savannah.

Photos: Marki Franken
Freddy Tshivhengwa is this year’s Mr Face of Savannah.

Franca Pretorius is the winner of the category 14 to 16 years in the Face of Savannah pageant.

Franca Pretorius is the winner of the category 14 to 16 years in the Face of Savannah pageant.

Lufuno Mudau came all the way from Musina to wear the crown in the 11 to 13 years category.

Lufuno Mudau came all the way from Musina to wear the crown in the 11 to 13 years category.

Ditshegofatso Maepa’s confidence was evident on the catwalk and won her third place in the category eight to ten years.

Ditshegofatso Maepa’s confidence was evident on the catwalk and won her third place in the category eight to ten years.