Candice Abrahams was crowned as the 2016 Schwarzkopf Professional Mrs South Africa, at a glittering grand finale at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg. The swanky affair was hosted by the sensational Bonang Matheba, and produced by one of Africa’s leading show producers, Jan Malan. It featured a star studded guest list of top South African talent and celebrities, dancers, designers as well as breath-taking entertainment by electrical string quartet, The Muses.
Schwarzkopf Professional Mrs South Africa is the number one empowerment programme for married woman in South Africa. The ladies involved in the organisation are ambitious and successful in their various careers, they are also mothers and wives of all different ages and sizes who are doing great work within their respective communities.
The finalists stayed at Emperors Palace for pageant week, 6 – 9 October, where they prepared for the finale’s sensational production and contended for the title of Mrs South Africa 2016. They showcased fabulous designs from local and international designers, and impressed the celebrity judging panel of: principle judge, Cindy Nell (Miss South Africa 2003), Riana Mooi (reigning Mrs Globe 2015), Kholofelo Chademanah (Mrs South Africa 2nd Princess 2014), Dieter Voigt (Mr South Africa 2007), Melinda Bam (Miss South Africa 2011) and Peermont Hotel corporate affairs and corporate social investment executive, Vusi Zwane. The judges unanimously felt that Abrahams best represented her vision amongst an incredibly talent top 25.
Aldytha da Silva was crowned first princess and Marlene Naiker won second princess. While Riandi Conradie who raised the most funds for CANSA during her tenure as a finalist was crowned Mrs Charity 2016 and Pamela Marlowe won the Mrs Personality title, voted for by her fellow contestants.
Schwarzkopf Professional Mrs South Africa has been a proud supporter for the last five years of the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), the official charity of Schwarzkopf Professional Mrs South Africa.
This year, the Schwarzkopf Professional Mrs South Africa pageant and its top 25 finalists raised over a million for CANSA.
Mrs South Africa would like to thank their sponsors: Schwarzkopf Professional, Emperors Palace, Suzuki, Joseph Ribkoff, Miglio, G.I. Lean, Brunel, Elev8, Skin Scripts, 15 on Seventh, Curves, BTL, Bush Whisper, Miracle Suits, Vita Liberata, Miss Me, Thandar, Tosca, Veaudry, MUD Makeup, Strands Of Love, Grande Roche Hotel, Anja Cruz Bothma, CANSA, O’Connal Attorneys, PR Worx, MPACT Recycling, Ultimate Woman, Air Mauritius, Intercontinental Hotels, Wilma Du Plessis, Lydia Tamsen, Anel Botha, Werner Dey, Michael Bezuidenhout, Dennis Lloyd and David Tlale.
Further, CEO, Joani Johnson says, “To the 2015 finalists, thank you for your enthusiasm, your loyalty and your hard work. You truly are all superwomen. I encourage you to continue the incredible work you do within your communities. You will always be part of the Mrs South Africa family.
“Mrs South Africa 2015, Sarah Kate-Scott, you were a great ambassador for the brand as well as the country, and we applaud you for being a role model for every young woman out there.
“Congratulations Candice, we look forward to working with you during your year of reign and have no doubt that you will do phenomenal job of representing South Africa on the internal stage ,” concluded Johnson.