Watch: Basetsana relives Miss World coronation moment

Watch: Basetsana relives Miss World coronation moment


Businesswoman and television personality Basetsana Kumalo took her fans down the memory lane of her Miss World competition back in 1994.

Basetsana won the title of Miss SA and represented Mzansi at the Miss World competitions that year.

She was crowned because the 1st Runner-up to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan of India who became Miss World 1994 and Venezuela’s Irene Ferreira was placed 3rd.

Captioning the Video, Basetsana who is additionally a former Miss Soweto said she has been emotional watching what she describes because the journey of hope.

“Once upon a time…there was a child from eKasi Soweto….yazi mara, we were once thin just joking…it so doesn’t matter! P.S. many thanks @drgule_ for digging this up….wow…been so emotional watching the Journey of Hope #JOH,” she wrote.

Reacting to the video, media personality Somizi Mhlongo thanked Basetsana for taking him back to the great old days.

He responded: “Thanks for taking me back to the day I became a lover …….I watched this survive TV and that i was jumping up and down……bazala”

Tamaryn Green who was placed because the 1st Runner-up at Miss Universe back in 2018 also took to the comments section to admire Basetsana, she said she enjoyed watching the video.

“Wow, Bassie. How I enjoyed watching this❤️ you’ve got always been the foremost graceful, beautiful, kind woman that you simply are. taking over space,” wrote Tamaryn.


Basetsana was the second South Africa n Black woman to win the title of Miss SA after Jackie Mofokeng who won in 1993. She was only 20 years old when she walked away with the title.

Speaking about her experience at the Miss World pageants on Instagram back in 2018, Basetsana said she is going to forever be indebted for that chapter of her life.

She reposted a post that was originally shared by Proudly South African Beauties.

“On today exactly 24 years ago gorgeous @basetsanakumalo competed against 86 other women for the 44th Miss World title at the Sun City Superbowl, South Africa,” read the post partially.

She concluded the post by sharing what she misses most about those days. She said it had been a world-class event that attracted the foremost important people within the world.

What I miss most about the old days is that the absolute glamour and spectacle of the ultimate show and this edition had it in spades! it had been a worldwide event that attracted the who’s who of the planet. It had stature, class, and can be remembered by many together of the best, she wrote.