Meltdown….Mr South Africa finalists ridiculed, likened to criminals

A beauty contest is normally meant to showcase the finest looking humans, at least going by what we have seen in the past. But for some reason, this has not turned out to be, in South Africa. Mr South Africa pageant released its top 20 finalist list and twitter went on fire and I may add, not for good reasons. South Africans took to twitter criticizing the male finalists with majority concluding that they looked more like criminals than the country’s finest looking men. The pageant has also been criticized for the pictures’ bad quality. It soon became a trending topic on twitter.

Here are some of the comments;

The Mr SA social media team subsequently removed the post announcing the 20 finalists after receiving too many negative responses.

Clearly South Africans do not agree that any of the finalists are worthy of the title.

Mr SA 2018

According to its website, Mr. South Africa is a contest that looks to find an ambassador for South Africa. A man that exhibits the qualities that set him apart from the average man behind our imagery and service. This is what they look for; Excellence, Integrity, Adventure, Professionalism, Competence, Compassion. These are the characteristics that define Mr. South Africa.

Also, there are looking for a man who has superior qualities, intelligence, commitment, good looks, and a healthy, fit physique. He must process inner power and strength to be able to handle conflict situations in a professional manner. He must have a great personality and be fun loving with a balanced lifestyle.

Here’s a look at the finalists of the past year

Mr SA 2017 finalists

The conversation is still trending on SA Twitter.

Although a definitive date has not yet been announced, the pageant did confirm that the winner will be crowned mid-2019.

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