26-year-old Lizan Lazarus, who won Tropic Treasure Island in 2018 was again included in the list of 30 best Miss SA – announced on Monday, May 16.


Lisana received a degree in broadcasting from the Durban University of Technology, where she graduated with honors and received the Dean’s Award. She currently works as a content marketing manager at Vodacom Financial Services.

Lezan entered the top 30 in 2021, but she did not make the top 10. However, this did not stop her from trying again.

“I feel absolutely happy, honored and grateful to be back in the top 30. The fact that the organization, the judges and South Africa see my potential and feel my heart is all I need, ”she said in an exclusive interview with The South African.

What would Lysane defend the Miss SA platform for?

“I would use this platform not only for one but for many things. At the age of 26, I went through many lessons in life, and I think I am at a stage where I can pass these lessons on to the rest of South Africa, young women and children, ”she said.

“Things close to me are education at the level of children’s early development. I firmly believe that education has brought me to where I am today, and I know that education will lead me further. I believe that if we can raise every child in South Africa, starting with the level of childhood development, where we can hone their talents and skills, then can you imagine what level of leaders and teachers we will have? ” She continued.

She added that she would also advocate for gender equality in the workplace.

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Lisana revealed that her desire to become Miss South Africa was the reason for her participation Tropic Treasure Island. She says she enrolled because Melinda Bam, who was crowned Miss South Africa in 2011, was going to be one of the celebrities on the show. Lisana won the eighth season of the competition in 2018 along with her partner Brendan Paper.

“I only entered the Tropic Treasure Island in 2018 because I saw Melinda Bam on the show, and my dream, as far as I can remember, was to become Miss South Africa. As a fan of competitions, I saw that Melinda was one of the celebrities on the show, and entered, hoping that I could learn something from her. God is like God that he found in his magical time to allow me to win the show as a whole, ”she said.

“Treasure Island of the Tropics was a wonderful chance moment on my trip to“ Miss South Africa ”. Miss South Africa has always been in my plans for as long as I can remember, ”she continued.


The TV journalism graduate was inspired by the many Miss South African title holders who stood before her. She says that, like previous contest queens, she hopes to become a vessel of hope and opportunity.

“I wanted to be Miss South Africa since childhood. I used to watch all the previous winners and contestants get on this platform and really use it to catapult for the rest of their lives. I have been inspired by many of their stories and I believe I would use this platform to move forward, share my story, and if I could inspire just one little girl or child to never give up on their dreams, be the change they want be and break their own glass ceilings, then I would have accomplished my goal, ”Lizan said.

“My plans for the future are to be a little better than I was yesterday. To be kinder than I was yesterday, but to really take the opportunity of Miss South Africa, is to remember that it is much more than I am. Now I am becoming a vessel for every young woman, a South African, who believes that their dreams are not coming true. I hope I am a symbol of hope and opportunity, ”she continued.

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