Hlengiwe, is a model, fashion blogger, wife to businessman Glen Twala and mom to three beautiful daughters. She is a strong, humble and kind woman. Her morals and values are of high importance to her and she strives to empower and motivate woman across our beautiful country.
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How does it feel to be the new Mrs South Africa?
It feels incredible. I'm still on cloud nine and taking it all in. I'm so blessed and grateful for this amazing honor.
You were a firm crowd favorite throughout the evening; did you ever think it was going to be your name called at the end of the night?
Not at all. A few of my fellow finalists did say to me throughout the night that it's going to be me. The ladies were all so strong and beautiful inside and out. I was so happy to be amongst such an amazing group of women.
Tell us about the first few minutes of being crowned, what was going through your head?
I was in shock and in tears, wishing that my late mom was there to see her little girl shine. She passed away almost three years ago due to a rare blood cancer. That's one of the reasons why I entered Mrs South Africa - she would have been so proud.
What has this journey meant to you thus far?
I have found so much healing and forgiveness throughout this journey. When I entered I was so undone and sad, but by sharing my story has really helped me find healing and take my power back. It has also made realise the importance of living in the moment because they are no guarantees for tomorrow.