The Miss South Africa 2011 pageant took place at Sun City’s Superbowl last night  and the crown was snatched by 22-year old marketing graduate Melinda Bam.

The title of Second Princess went to 21-year-old Thuli Sangweni, who won the Miss Congeniality sash earlier in the evening too.

First Princess was won by 21-year-old Remona Moodley – the second time she’s held a similar title. She was First Princess to Zizo Beda in Miss SA Teen 2006.

The ceremony aired live on Mzansi Magic and was hosted by ProVerb – who hosted last year too – with Michelle McLean in the commentary booth and Bridget Masinga behind-the-scenes and on the red carpet.

The winner will compete in Miss World and Miss Universe 2012.

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