The top 30 were selected out of a pool of entrants received from aspiring models around the province.
Hosted under extreme Covid-19 regulations, the organisers and a panel of judges had conducted a rigorous internal selection process and shortened the list to 30 girls, who later received callbacks to do personal interviews.
“Getting to where we are now wasn’t easy as we had to screen over 1 000 entrants from around the province. But I am happy to announce that at the end we manage to successfully select our top 30,” said Gugu Nyarenda, Mzimari Productions’ CEO.
She said the numbers will eventually go down to the top 12, who will form part of the finalists to strut their stuff at the grand finale.
“Next week, we will officially unveil the top 12 finalists, who will perform at a date and venue still to be announced. “We are, however, pleased at how the processes have unfolded, given the fact that we had to move away from the old way of doing things and adapt to the new normal due to Covid-19,” said Nyarenda.
Crowning Miss Mpumalanga has proven to be the province’s greatest spectacle in live entertainment, which has over the years captured the mind and soul of the local citizenry, including the media.
Dates and venue for the final showdown are yet to be made public, and according to Nyarenda, they intend hosting this event according to Covid-19 regulations.