Miss Garden Route and Klein Karoo 2011 Finalists

Miss Garden Route and Klein Karoo 2011 Finalists

On Saturday 01 October 2011, Miss Garden Route and Klein Karoo 2011 was crowned during a prestigious Gala Event held at the Pinnacle Point Hotel and Beach Resort in Mossel Bay.

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Nicholis Louw at the Miss Garden Route and Klein Karoo 2011 in Mossel Bay

It was an evening that will keep the town of Mossel Bay talking for a while. Guests to this Gala Event were entertained by well-known South African artist, Nicholis Louw, who did a Elvis tribute and an excellent MC , Eloise Cupido, a Pasella Presenter.

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The Miss Garden Route and Klein Karoo 2011 title was not the only title up for grabs. Zandrie Blom walked away with the title of Miss Photogenic, Tracey Anne Buckley with Miss Personality, as well as Miss Charity (which was awarded to the finalist who sold the most tickets to the Gala Event).

After seeing the 12 finalists, all equally deserving to carry the title of Miss Garden Route and Klein Karoo 2011, in various outfits ranging from swim wear, formal evening wear, as well as 20’s style designer wear, the top 5 finalists were announced: Donique Leonard, Tracey Anne Buckley,Vujiseka Koppies, Chanieël l du Plessis and Zonke Frans .

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Winner of Miss Garden Route and Klein Karoo 2011

Only one finalist could however walk away with the title of Miss Garden Route and Klein Karoo 2011, and the winner was Zonke Frans. Zonke is a 23 year old from Knysna. She impressed not only the judges, but also guests at the gala event with her answer to the question; what is her purpose in life. Her answer was simple yet striking, to be successful in everything she sets her mind to.

Chanieël du Plessis, a 21 year old from Mossel Bay was crowned 1st princess and Tracey Anne Buckley, a 23 year old from Mossel Bay was crowned 2nd princess.

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Chanieël du Plessis,  Zonke Frans, Tracey Anne Buckley

Designer of the year title of Miss Garden Route and Klein Karoo 2011

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The event is also a platform for local designers to compete for the title of Designer of the Year title at the Miss Garden Route & Klein Karoo 2011. The six designers from the Southern Cape region designed two outfits each to dress the 12 finalists for the grand finale of the pageant and the winner of the title was Jeanine Barnard. She designed the dress worn by Jody Calitz, as well as the dress worn by last year’s winner Marizanne Visser at the Gala evening. She loves playing with colour and designs inspired by nature.

 

Lalakoi Publishing congratulates all the winners at this gala event!