Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters returns to South Africa to judge 2019 Miss SA pageant

Former Miss South Africa and Miss Universe, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, has revealed that she is in the country ahead of the Miss South Africa pageant taking place this Friday, 9 August 2019.

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters posted a promotional image on Monday, 5 August 2019, revealing that she is back in South Africa, as she and a panel of judges will work with the Top 16 Miss South Africa finalists. The New York-based model travelled back to South Africa from New York, having posted images of her in the country on Saturday, 3 August 2019.

In a surprise post that revealed that she was back in the country, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters stated, “It’s pageant week! Just a few more days until we welcome a new member to the Miss South Africa sisterhood! I’m so happy to be home and so honoured to be a part of this life changing process for the 16 finalists as an official judge this year. See you all Friday, 9 Aug, Sun Arena Times Square.”

Demi Leigh Nel-Peters is not the only media personality that is excited about the week leading to the crowning of the new Miss South Africa. Media personality and businesswoman, Bonang Matheba, who will be the host of the televised pageant also took to her social media accounts to exclaim her excitement about the coming week.

In her tweet on Sunday, 4 August 2019, the star wrote, “Busy week… Counting down to the Miss SA Pageant. Let’s begin!”

Other members of the judging panel include television and radio personality, Anele Mdoda, actress and producer, Connie Ferguson, model and albinism activist, Thando Hope and the reigning Miss Universe, Catriona Gray.