Forget Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan, Cape Town was treated to a proper royal extravaganza at the 44th annual Sactwu Spring Queen held at Athlone Stadium on Saturday night.
A total of 56 factories went head to head hoping their contestant would be crowned the belle of the ball for 2019/20.
Throughout the year, the fashion houses have been hard at work, holding their individual in-house Spring Queen pageants to select their own wonder women to represent them at the glitzy showpiece.
In the end, only one beauty could be crowned.
Prestige Clothing machinist Oyena Goniwe stunned the judges with her figure-hugging bottle green dress.
Many in the stands compared her to the current Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi, thanks to her natural short hair and beautiful features.
Oyene, 22, from Delft, was bursting with pride when she heard her lucky number 43 was called out.
“I’m happy to have made my factory proud. This is a big achievement and a title I will carry with pride,” she said.
“This will be the beginning of a new life for me. I want to go study further and inspire other young women to develop themselves.
“Thank you, Sactwu, for the good work you have been doing.”
Completing the royal crowning was second princess, Mecaela Daniels from Pep Clothing 2, while TCIA Epping’s Candice Caswell was named first princess.
Miss Personality was the bubbly Rafeeqah Michaels from Levi Strauss and Best Dressed was Sibusiswe Steamele from Wear South Africa, who dazzled the audience in an elegant and funky African printed dress.
The Junior Spring Queen for 2019 is Tasheen Keet from Jacues Hau, while Wear South African’s Shylah Arendse was named first princess, with Azrah Davids, from Southern Star, second princess.
Sactwu’s Got Talent 2019 winners were Anwar Lodewyk, from Shamar Fashions, who won the dance category, while Marilyn Samuels, from International Trimmings & Labels, bagged the singing award for her performance of Adele’s All I Ask and Superwoman by Karyn White.
YoungstaCPT was the show’s special guest act and had everyone rapping along to his witty rhymes.