Beauty, brains and wanting to save the planet…the recipe for the ideal pageant winner!

Despite their varied appearances and opinions, Miss South Africa pageant winners have shown the world that they can compete with the best in the business.

Years after their crowning, many of them have gone on to become esteemed businesswoman and entertainers, whilst others have chosen the quieter life of motherhood and even grannyhood!

Take a look at the following #ThrowbackThursday pics of past pageant winners and what they look like today…

Above: Margaret Gardiner (1978)

Picture credit: Flickr, Facebook, Gallo

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