Lalela Mswane owning the Miss Supranatural crown

Lalela Mswane

South Africans have taken to social media to celebrate their very own Lalela Mswane who has been crowned the new Miss Supranational recently.

Lalela has made history by being the first black female to carry this crown. “I am overwhelmed; at the moment, it still feels surreal. I am deeply thankful to all the amazing people who have supported and uplifted me, I couldn’t have done it without them. I want to thank the organisers of Miss Supranational, the Polish people, all my fellow contestants, the Miss South Africa Organisation and my South African fans. This title is not mine alone, it is South Africa’s victory”, says Lalela according to a statement published on

She dedicates her win to other women who came before her. “I’m simply at a loss for words…” she said. “With this crown, I carry the hopes [and] dreams of women who have come before me and those to come. It serves as affirmation that no dream is too small, no journey insurmountable to conquer. May it be a constant reminder to allow your feet to lead you to wherever it is your heart desires,” she adds.

She represented SA against contestants from 69 other countries, including beauties from Thailand, Venezuela and Indonesia. All three, along with Miss Vietnam, placed in the top five.

Taking to social media, proud South Africans shared their joy.




Full of gratitude and admiration, Lalela takes to Instagram share her joy.


Adorned model and beauty queen, Lalela, has not only grasped the eyes and hearts of many fans, but local celebrities as well. Rosemary Zimu, Liesal Laurie, Somizi, Daria Varlamova – Miss Universe Australia, and so many others, have all commented on recent posts of Lalela on Instagram.

Photography: Seweryn Cieślik