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The Durban University of Technology (DUT) Journalism Alumna, Lisanne Lazarus, has once again made DUT proud after being named in the Miss South Africa Top 30 for the second consecutive year.

The 26-year-old from Amanzimtoti, south of Durban, did not let her disappointment of being eliminated in the Miss SA Top 30 last year, discourage her from entering the prestigious pageant once again. It has always been her dream since she was a little girl to be Miss South Africa, so when the entries for 2022 opened, she did not hesitate to submit her entry once again.

This former Miss DUT has always been a hard worker, in 2017 she completed her National Diploma in Journalism with Cum Laude and she also obtained the prestigious Dean’s Merit Award. She is now based in Johannesburg where she works as a Content Marketing Manager at Vodacom Financial Services.

Lazarus is proof that giving up is not an option as she previously entered the Miss SA three times and never made it beyond the shortlist. Last year, in her fourth attempt, she made it to Top 30 and she is hopeful that this year, the fifth time around, she will go beyond the Top 30 and all the way to the be crowned Miss South Africa. She indicated that every time she was rejected from Miss SA, she would work even harder to ensure that she made a strong come back to the competition. She believes this competition will fulfil her heart of service to others to its highest degree.

Her previous beauty pageants and titles include:

  • won Miss eThekwini 2014,

  • won Miss DUT 2015,

  • Miss South Africa Campus, 1st Runner Up 2016,

  • Miss Mamelodi Sundowns, KZN Princess 2016/17,

  • Miss Mamelodi Sundowns, National 2nd Runner Up 2016/17

Lazarus feels blessed, honoured and grateful that the Miss SA judges and South Africa sees potential in her. She said this motivates her to push herself even harder in the competition. She also expressed her gratitude to her family who have been on this journey with her and offered her love and support through the hardships.

She said she would use the Miss SA platform to advocate for early childhood development and gender equality in the workplace, which are things that are close to her heart.

Her focus is now on making it to the Miss SA Top 10 and Lisanne is requesting support from the DUT community, in the form of votes. To submit your vote for Lisanne Lazarus into the Miss SA Top10, please go to the link: #MissSA2022.

Pictured: Lisanne Lazarus

Simangele Zuma

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