Miss World South Africa, Thulisa Keyi is already a front runner in the Miss World contests that are currently taking place in Chine ahead of the main event next month.

The 26-year-old beauty queen from Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape, has already won the Miss World Designer Award (shared with the People’s Republic of China).

She has also placed in the Top 5 for Miss World Top Model.

This comes as no surprise as, according to statistics, South Africa is one of the top pageant countries in the world based on wins and finalists in the Top 10.

Rolene Strauss was crowned Miss World in 2014; in 2015 Liesl Laurie was one of the Top 10 finalists and became the Continental Queen of Africa for being the contestant who was placed the highest of all the African contestants; and in 2017 Ade van Heerden was also placed in the Top 10.

Thulisa is doing her utmost best to bring home the Miss World crown by beating out contestants from 119 other countries.

South Africans are encouraged to vote for Thulisa by registering on https://missworld.com/#/, simply go to the log in on the top right of the page and sign in.

The 68th annual Miss World pageant will take place in Sanya, China on Saturday, 08 December.