After two weeks of stiff competition and a glittering gala event held on 12 March in China, Candice Abrahams the current Schwarzkopf Professional Mrs South Africa has officially been announced the most beautiful married woman in the world and was crowned Mrs World 2016.
Held at the Ballroom in the Goodview Hotel Tangxia in Dongguan province, Abrahams beat Mrs Poland to clinch the title, while Mrs America, Korea and Canada rounded out the top five.
“We are beyond excited that Candice has taken this esteemed title, it is something that we have been working towards since she was crowned in October last year,” says Joani Johnson, CEO of Mrs South Africa. “We always believed that Candice would bring the title home and it is an overwhelming moment for the entire team that Candice has achieved her international goal.”
Abrahams was a stunner on the evening, wowing the audience in her custom designer Werner Day evening wear. She was also a firm favourite in the national costume category in a show stopping number by Anel Botha, which was symbolic of South African wildlife and an exquisite headpiece by Riana Conradie.
“What an honour to be able to bring the Mrs World crown home to South Africa,” concludes Abrahams. “It has always been a dream of mine to win Mrs South Africa and to represent my country on the international stage; to be bringing home the title is just the cherry on top of my achievements over the last year. I look forward to making South Africa and the continent as proud as Rolene Strauss did during reign as Miss World.”