Lesego Nyathela is the winner of the International Beauty Contest "Miss & Mr. Grand Sea " 2017. This year it was held in the Bulgarian capital city, Sofia. Lesego is the representative of South Africa. Here's what the winner told our media partner Secret.bg, after the final of the contest.
Did you expect to win the contest “Miss and Mister Grand Sea”?
Weeks leading up to the Miss and Mr. Grand Sea I worked tirelessly in ensuring that I would excel in every aspect of the competition.As in every competitive sport hard work, determination and immense preparation are a breeding ground for success. As a result, I never expected to win but rather, I hoped I would win which would, in turn, give me a platform to reach out further into my philanthropy work.
Which is the moment you will never forget?
The entire pageant, in my opinion, is what I would describe as a "board full of memories" due to all the amazing experiences we shared along with the other contestants. However, the moment when I was announced as Miss Grand Sea 2017 is a memory that I'll cherish and I'm certain it will remain in my heart forever. It is not every day that one is graced with an opportunity to make an impact in the lives of many and after my crowning moment, my dreams had turned into reality.
What do you think about the other participants?
The word "wow" sums it up perfectly. The girls I competed against were absolutely beautiful, amazing, driven and motivated. It is an honour for me to have shared the stage with the best of the best from their respective countries.
Do you like Bulgaria? What are your impressions of our country?
One of the things that struck me about Bulgaria is the serenity and peace which the country overall projects. Coupled with the friendliness of the people and its rich cultural history, Bulgaria is a country I wouldn't mind relocating to.