Durban University of Technology’s BTech: Office Management graduate and Miss DUT 2018/2019 was crowned the first princess for the Miss International South Africa 2019. The prestigious event took place at the Emperors Palace, Johannesburg on 16 June 2019.
The Miss Queen of South Africa pageant attracts hundreds of beauties from across the nation and has a fundamental part within South African communities. The main focus and commitment for this title is to empowerment and groom future ambassadors of South Africa.
Speaking of being crowned first princess at the event, Hlabisa said everything happened for a reason. “Being in the modelling field requires a lot of hard work, and I am glad that although I did not win, it has been a great platform for me to bring about change to the community and to my peers through my non-profit organisation called Zabelo Foundation,” she said.
She also expressed her appreciation to each and every person who took time out to vote for her. Hlabisa also expressed her gratitude for the support that she had received from her Facebook and Instagram friends.
“My main focus right now is on my academic commitments and I will also be focusing on my foundation and mentoring young ladies at DUT. I also want to start preparing them for the Miss DUT 2019/2020 competitions,” she added.
Pictured: Zabelo Hlabisa at Miss International South Africa 2019.