Marilyn Ramos from Pretoria was crowned Miss South Africa 2012 on December 9th, 2012 at the Sun City Superbowl in South Africa’s Northwest Province. Marilyn is 21 years old and stands 1.74m. She is currently studying Interior Architecture at Inscape Design College in Pretoria. She will represent South Africa at Miss World 2013 and Miss Universe 2013.
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Miss South Africa 2012 Marilyn Ramos
Marilyn Ramos (C) was crowned Miss South Africa 2012
She will represent South Africa at Miss World 2013 and Miss Universe 2013.
She was crowned by the 2011 runner-up Remona Moodley. Melinda Bam was unable to be at the show because she is competing in the Miss Universe 2012 pageant. Speaking after being crowned, Ramos expressed her hope that, as Miss South Africa, she will be able to approach and build relationships between the elderly and the youth. “I feel that the youth has a lot to learn from the elderly, and the seniors deserve the affection, compassion and respect of the youth.”
“I intend to encourage young people to volunteer at old-age homes. I will achieve this by hosting workshops, motivational speeches and charity events. I will encourage the youth to visit retirement homes and hospice centres across the country.”
The first runner-up was Stacey Webb and the second runner-up was Pearl Nxele.
The finale was hosted by former Miss SA, Jo-Ann Strauss, All Access presenter Bridget Masinga and actor and presenter, Lungile Radu.
Performers: ChianoSky, the Bala Brothers, Jacques Terre’Blanche, Zakes Bantwini and Toya DeLazy.
Judges: former Miss South Africa, principal judge Sonia Raciti-Oshry, Cape Talk and Talk Radio 702 talk show host Kieno Kammies, Metro FM sports anchor and TV presenter Robert Marawa, radio presenter Anele Mdoda and actress Sonia Sedibe.
Miss World South Africa 2013 Marilyn Ramos; Miss Universe South Africa 2013 Marilyn Ramos.
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