South African to represent Africa at Mrs Globe in Beijing


South African Rene Roberts-Patel will be representing the African continent at the Mrs Globe pageant in Beijing China, on 1-12 December, 2016. Mrs Globe is the biggest and most prestigious pageant for married women in the world.

With more than 61 countries competing in the 20th anniversary of the Mrs Globe pageant, Rene will be the first to represent the African continent.

Born and brought up in the Cape Flats, Rene made a name for herself in the modelling and fashion industry from the young age of 13.

The former South African Gladiator Lightning graced South African TV screens in the late ’90s in one of the very first reality shows on SA screens.

With over 100 beauty titles to her name, and many international modelling campaigns behind her, the actress who played Paula Patton’s body double in the Mission Impossible 4 movie still believes that this was the highlight of her modelling career.

She is the brand ambassador to Liz Ogumbo, has also just been announced the official brand ambassador for the Perfect 10 SA Group, Liquid Smile SA, Needlelesstosay SA, and Blendbox SA.


Rene has a diploma in Local Government Management, and is a certified sports psychologist, who owns her own private gym, runs a chilli business, makes kid seat buckets, and manages 14 social media platforms on a daily basis.

She is the ambassador for a literacy initiative called Read to Rise, she contributes towards the Dignity Dreams via the Mrs Africa foundation, and is one of the founding members of a woman empowerment programme called Women of Valour.

Rene has partnered with the biggest Mrs Pageant on the African continent, Mrs Africa (Pty) Ltd as the Marketing Director. Her next level strategies and vast contacts on the African continent have assisted in growing the brand immensely. She believes that all women deserves a platform like the Mrs Africa pageant.

“Our continent has so many beautiful married women who are probably the most ignored gender-wise, and that they should be praised more often as they are the backbone of our African Continent.”

She is the mother of Shanti and Omala, and the wife to Alpesh Patel. They have been married for 15 years, and as a family they have lived in Dubai, Mauritius and South Africa. Rene is a God-fearing individual, who always puts her family first.

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