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Miss Beautiful - South Africa in pageants

Miss Beautiful documents the crowning of thirty-two beauty competition winners with nothing in common but the desire to become Somebody. Photographer Stan Engelbrecht and writer Tamsen de Beer spent two years photographing and interviewing South Africans in Casual, Evening and Swimwear – Queens, Princesses and a range of pretty Misters from Soweto to Springbok, Margate Beach to Mankweng. Miss Beautiful reveals the quirky ‘inner beauty’ of South African identity, using the beauty competition as a lens through which to better understand South Africa and its people. Miss Beautiful is a 296-page custom-bound hard-cover book with over 200 full-colour photographs, feature-length narratives and a foreword by former Miss South Africa Basetsana Kumalo.