Miss Supranational South Africa Thato Mosehle’s national outfit has personal significance to the beauty queen.
The 25-year-old is in Poland where she will take part in the 12th edition of the Miss Supranational pageant to be held in Nowy Sacz, Poland, with the finals on 21 August; the first person under the official Miss South Africa Organisation banner to do so.
Her national outfit has been designed by Sello Medupe, the owner of Scalo. It was inspired by an African warrior princess with elements of Mosehle’s Sotho culture and heritage incorporated.
“The Miss Supranational Organisation requested a national outfit that has a personal significance to the contestant. With Thato being a doctor, fighting on the frontlines of Covid, we wanted to show how she sees not only herself but all of her colleagues, as warriors!” says creative director of the Miss South Africa Organisation Werner Wessels.
“We also wanted to incorporate something personal from her culture, a seanamarena, a traditional blanket to symbolise the comfort, warmth and pride she feels for her people. We, as an organisation, are so proud to showcase an outfit that is truly representative of our country.”
As for the rest of her wardrobe her daywear outfits come from Willet Designs Couture, Malondie, Sheriff Taylor, Ernst Schutz and Juan William Aria. Her evening gowns are by Kobus Rautenbach and Anel Botha.
“I love my wardrobe; all these talented South African designers have found a way to make me feel incredibly special,” says Thato.