Bonang Matheba is one of South Africa’s most celebrated media personalities, who has made a name for herself as a TV and radio presenter, entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist. She is also the founder and owner of House of BNG, a luxury beverage brand that produces sparkling wines and MCCs.
Bonang Matheba has been chosen to host the Miss SA 2023 finale, which will take place on 13 August 2023 at the SunBet Arena at Time Square, Pretoria. This will be the third time that she will host the prestigious beauty pageant, after hosting it in 2018 and 2019.
Matheba is not only known for her hosting skills, but also for her fashion sense and style. She always dazzles on the red carpet and on stage with her glamorous outfits and accessories. For the Miss SA 2023 finale, she has revealed that she will be wearing a dress worth R60 000.
Bonang Matheba’s dress details and reasons
Bonang Matheba shared some details about her dress for the Miss SA 2023 finale in an interview with Metro FM. She said that the dress is worth $3200, which is equivalent to R60 000. She said that the dress is from a designer based in New York, who has created dresses for celebrities such as Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Jennifer Lopez.
Matheba explained why she chose to wear such an expensive dress for the event. She said that Miss SA is a big platform that needs to be treated as such, since it attracts many people from across the globe, including Miss Universe and other global dignitaries. She said that she wanted to look her best and represent South Africa well.
She also said that she planned for this dress ahead of time, as it is part of her job and passion. She said that hosting Miss SA is like her Superbowl performance, and that she is dressing for where she wants to go, not for where she is. She said that she hopes to inspire other young women with her work and her testimony.
Bonang Matheba’s other roles and achievements
Apart from hosting Miss SA 2023 finale, Bonang Matheba also has other roles and achievements in her career. She is the official celebration sponsor of Miss SA with her House of BNG brand. She is also a prominent ambassador for Global Citizen, a movement that aims to end extreme poverty by 2030.
Bonang Matheba has also been featured on several magazines and media platforms, such as Forbes Woman Africa, GQ SA, E! News Special Africa, and more. She has also won several awards, such as the Global Social Award for Best Inspiration & Influence, the E! People’s Choice Award for African Influencer of the Year, and more.