Don’t be surprised, we all know we are beautiful …
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Not to sound selfish, but as South Africans there is a large part of us who appreciate our beauty. We have such diversity that brings a sense of authentic beauty with it.
Of course, the saying goes that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And as true as that is, there are also key traits that are awarded in relation to beauty in relation to beauty pageants.
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A study that looked at the birthplaces of more than 500 international beauty contest winners was conducted by Money UK to find out where the most beautiful in the world come from.
“The United States came first in the ranking of countries, followed by Venezuela, Brazil, Great Britain, the Philippines, Australia, Colombia, Thailand, South Africa and Spain.” (MSN)
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Of course, beauty is more than a pretty face, if it were up to us. But this study was based on the past winners in the world’s beauty pageants. As much as South Africa hurts us in the top ten, we think you don’t have to be a beauty queen to be beautiful.
There are different forms of beauty and none of them conform to what the mainstream media traditionally defines as beautiful. We value beauty in different shapes, sizes, colors and styles.
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We can safely say that beauty queens like Zozibini Tunzi, Shudufadzo Musida and current Miss South Africa, Lalela Mswane, when it comes to breaking ideology, and still have their focus on beauty, pushes the boundaries.
Beauty is not defined by your hair, makeup, jewelry, or shape, all of which add or emphasize your beauty, but true beauty comes from appreciating your characteristics and loving yourself fully.
East coast radio
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