'She owned the Miss Supranational stage': SA celebrates Thato Mosehle

22 August 2021 - 10:24 By Toni Jaye Singer
Thato Mosehle on stage during the finale of the Miss Supranational pageant in Poland on August 21 2021.
Thato Mosehle on stage during the finale of the Miss Supranational pageant in Poland on August 21 2021.
Image: Screengrab/YouTube/Miss Supranational

SA Twitter went into celebration mode after the finale of the Miss Supranational pageant, which took place in Poland on Saturday.

The glam event saw Namibia's Chanique Rabe being named the winner with Puerto Rico’s Karla Guilfú Acevedo and Mzansi’s own Thato Mosehle being crowned first and second runners-up respectively.

Social media came out in full force to express their pride that Mosehle had made it into the Top 3. There were tweets praising her grace, her stage presence and her wardrobe.

The insightful answer she gave during the Q&A session with the pageant’s judging panel was also remarked upon.

Mosehle was asked to take a moment to share a message with a young person who is being cyberbullied — something which can take a toll on one’s mental health.

The local queen, who admitted to being sometimes being cyberbullied herself, said she’d tell them to ignore it.

“Most bullies are going through a lot in their personal lives and are imposing the beliefs that they have about themselves on you,” she elaborated.

“You should not believe the negative comments that you get on social media, you should understand that a person is hiding behind their own pain.

“So I think that in order for youth to move forward in general we should just understand that social media is just social media  — nothing that goes on there is ever accurate.”

Shortly after the finale, an elated Mosehle took to her Instagram stories to thank her fans for all the messages of love and support.

“I had the best time of my life on stage,” she added — and it showed.


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