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Mr, Miss and Miss Junior uShaka Marine World 2017 Winners Revealed


uShaka Marine World hosted their 13th annual Mr, Miss and Miss Junior uShaka Marine World finale at the weekend, which featured 45 hopefuls vying for the uShaka Marine World’s ambassadorial crowns.

It was a truly tough decision for the judges when they deliberated upon their decision on who would wear the esteemed crown in each category, and walk away with prizes valued at over R50 000.

Finally, once the judges’ results were tabulated there was a round of applause as the following names were announced:

In the Miss Junior uShaka category: 2nd runner up was 16 year old Catelyn Mc Kenzie from the Bluff, 1st runner up was 15 year old Westville resident, Jenna O’ Brein. The Miss Junior uShaka 2017 title went to the very confident and dynamic 13 year old, Amahle Mgenge, who is a Grade 7 learner from Westville Senior Primary.

In the Mr uShaka category: 2nd runner up was 25 year old Umhlanga resident Waheed Issufo, 1st runner up 20 year old Smiso Mlangeni from Pietermaritzburg, and the title of Mr uShaka 2017 went to 25 year old Graphic designer from Durban, Philani Zondo.

Finally, the coveted crown for Miss uShaka 2017 went to 21 year old dynamic beauty, Naledi Mshengu from Pinetown who is currently studying her Bachelor of Arts degree in film, television and performance.

Taking second place as runner up, 22 year old Umbilo resident Tina Nkangane. Third place (2nd runner up) went to Thabile Makhanya, a 20 year old from Yellowwood Park.

Each of the category winners were thrilled that they had won in their respective categories and look forward to their 2017 reign at uShaka Marine World.

Congratulations to all involved.

For more information contact Shaun Mbatha at uShaka Marine World on 031 328 8000 or visit

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