Sunnyside residence has earned bragging rights as one of its residents walked away with the Miss Wits Res 2014 title in the Great Hall on Thursday.
Mandisa Dlamini, a 3rd year law student was crowned by the current Miss Wits Varsity Cup, Callie Shepherd, in a pageant that looked for humility, intelligence and beauty in the contestants.
Vuyolwethu Majila, 2nd year, BSc Chemical Engineer from Medhurst was crowned the 1st princess; and Siphindile Gumede, 2nd year, BAcc Science from Jubilee the 2nd princess title.
Though Dlamini had entered a few pageants before, a shot at the coveted title meant coming out of her comfort zone to claim her first win ever. “I’ve entered many pageants before and made it into the top five but because I’m always shy and intimidated by the other girls, I’ve always had trouble answering the questions and well, lost out,” she said.
Dlamini walked away with R1000 in shopping vouchers, the 1st princess with R750 in vouchers and the 2nd princess with R500 in vouchers. The event was organized by the Wits All Res Council (ARC).