EAST London beauty, Angie Bryant not only made East London proud, but the whole African continent by being crowned Ms Transcontinental 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States of America (USA) recently.
Bryant was crowned Ms Africa 2018 last year at Buffelspoort Resort in North West (“First East Londoner to win Ms Africa”, November 16).
“Ms Transcontinental is about crossing continents with beauty that inspires,” Bryant said.
“It is in on the same ranks as Miss/Mrs World or Miss/Mrs Universe, but it is not as popular yet and also has more categories.”
She said there were three delegates from Africa – all of them were in different categories.
“As a child, I used to do small pageants at school or at resorts while on holiday. I came into fashion modelling in 1993, where I received my modelling training from Davianne Blignaut who is from Just Models.”
Bryant said beauty pageantry is the one place where she could combine her love for modelling and charity work, so she was all in when it was introduced to her in 2015 as it was also a way of coping shortly after her father’s passing.
“I will continue working with my charity groups, which includes the Norman Goosen Memorial Foundation; Door of Hope; Dignity Dreams; and 1 Meal, 1 Family, 1 Day. I will also promote The Pledge, which is the Transcontinental Forum.”
Bryant indicated that she was in full support of child pageantry. Her daughter is involved in some pageants and already has 13 titles at the tender age of four.
“As long as it is fun for her and she feels no pressure, I will allow her to do it.
“I keep her protected from the damage that can be caused on social media regarding pageantry. She has a ball designing her dresses with the talented Michelle Herbst,” Bryant said.
“Charity work is a part of who I am, and that will never change. But this was my last pageant, so my other talents are patiently awaiting some well-deserved attention.”