This weekend East London’s own Thulisa Keyi will represent South Africa in the 2018 Miss World Pageant in Sanya, China.
The event will be broadcast live and will feature finalists from 32 nations vying for the prestigious title of Miss World.
26-year-old Thulisa earned a BComm in Accounting at UCT and currently resides in Fourways in Gauteng. She credits her mother as being the biggest influence in her life describing her as a pillar of strength who raised her and her three siblings alone after her father was killed when she was 17.
Where to watch the pageant
The pageant finale will be broadcast live on SABC 3 from 13:00 on Saturday 8 December. For those without a TV an aerial or if you are out and about the show will also be streamed live on Miss World’s YouTube channel.