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Written by: Kotie Potgieter Pageant Director

Kotie Potgieter Pageant Director

After receiving the crown in 2009 a business opportunity arose and I took over the business. Then I identified a need for a specific kind of pageant that doesnt focus on the physical beauty of women but on their empowerment as well as to establish the platform to get involved in charity and fundraising projects within the community. Once the finalist embarks on this journey she will be empowered by our monthly workshops to experience personal and spiritual growth.

I strongly believe each individual is blessed with an abundance of gifts and talents and we are created with a special and unique purpose and that we a have a responsibility to know what it is and to use it to bring glory to the Lord.

At the end of the day she must know her self-worth and purpose and be able to maintain a balance in life and to be consistent in everything she does.

The Miss Modern Woman Pageant

The Miss Modern Woman pageant is a national pageant event. The competition is for single ladies with Christian values between the ages of 18 and 30 that act as a role model with a passion to encourage other women to reach their God given potential and also knows the importance of maintaining a balance in life.

Our vision is to add value towards the personal growth of women and empower South African women on all levels of society, to act as leaders and to establish the platform to get involved in charity and fund raising events within their communities.

There is a great need for empowered woman to make a difference in various levels of society. Miss Modern Woman strives to indentify and equip woman to play a pro-active role in fulfilling the dreams of those in need.

Part of the strategy is to build the confidence of the participants, by encouraging them to believe in themselves and their ability to make a difference. We also understand that recognition builds pride and confidence in the participants.

The winner of the prestigious title of Miss Modern Woman 2013 will be announced during a glamorous Gala-Evening , 6 June 2013 in Gauteng. Funds raised by the finalists will be donated to Be The Hero Foundation during the Gala-Evening.

Miss Modern Woman 2012 Current Winner Chanel Hoolsema

A night filled with glitz, glamour, gorgeous single ladies and spectacular gowns These were just a few things guests experienced at the crowning ceremony of Miss Modern Woman 2012 held in Pretoria, 2 June 2012.

Nineteen finalists competed for this prestigious title that recognizes Christian ladies, but it was 23-year-old Chanel Hoolsema was crowned Miss Modern Woman for 2012. Viola Naidoo was the runner up, while Te-Nita Naude took home the third prize.

God has given us all our own unique talent. If you use your talent in a positive way you will promote peace and harmony. I always believe a difference can start with one person: A smile, hello, hug or wave can make a difference in someones live, said Chanel who also runs a dance studio with her sister in Pretoria.

Giving back

Kotie Potgieter, pageant Director of the Mrs Modern Woman pageant, and her team chose CANSA as their charity for 2012. The contestants rose more than R50 000 for Cancer Association of South Africa.

(* Images by Carla Nel Photography)


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