SABC 3 is the South African broadcaster of the 2013 edition of the Miss World beauty pageant. On Saturday, September 28 at 2pm, SABC 3 will screen the Miss World pageant, where local viewers will see Miss South Africa Marilyn Ramos compete in the pageant. The contest was supposed to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia, but is now held in Bali, after facing protests from Muslim groups who believe that the pageant demeans women, the show will for the first time not have contestants in bikinis.
According to Sun International, which owns the Miss Aouth Africa pageant, Ramos will be wearing an aquamarine evening dress designed for her by Michael Bezuidenhout while Biji Couture is making the official Miss World Designer Competition Gown.
Says an excited Ramos: "I have learned valuable lessons thanks to the wonderful opportunities being Miss South Africa 2012/13 has afforded me. I have been shown such kindness and generosity of spirit by the many South Africans I have met during my reign. I will do my best and showcase our beautiful country and the values of the Rainbow Nation." Ramos's official Miss World gift is a magnificent hand-made rhino – part of her campaign to raise awareness for this endangered species.
Follow Marilyn's progress and her daily updates in the competition by liking her Miss World- South Africa Facebook Page
The repeat of the pageant will be on the same day at 7.30pm on SABC 3.
PICTURE: Sun International/Miss SA