Miss Eswatini

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Miss Eswatini Organization
Formation1975; 48 years ago (1975)
TypeBeauty pageant
Official language
National Director
Musawenkosi Mantinto

The Miss Eswatini is a national beauty pageant in Eswatini. The pageant was named Miss Swaziland beauty pageant and rebranded to be Miss Eswatini Organization in 2018. The pageant winner aims to be an ambassador of her country. Eswatini last competed at Miss Universe 1994 when Nicola Smith, Miss Swaziland 1994 competed for the crown. This year winner is Tania Nunn who crowned on November 28, 2022.[1]


Miss Eswatini pageant was held for first time in 1975. The pageant was run by Eswatini Beauty Pageant Association (ESBPA) in Swaziland. The winner of Miss Eswatini has competed at Miss World pageant ever since the inception of the pageant in 1975 with Vinah Mamba as the country's first international representative. Miss Eswatini will be taking pride in its ability to produce and nurture independent and motivated young ladies who will play an important role in our society through their different skills and abilities through this year's Miss Eswatini pageant. Since 2010 Eswatini does not compete at the Miss World, the last candidate is Nompilo Mncina (as Miss Swaziland 2009). In 2017 the Miss Eswatini held for the first time after 3 years left. Eswatini National Arts and Culture (ESNCAC) partnered to the Miss Eswatini committee. Nowadays the winner will take act as goodwill ambassador in the Kingdom of Eswatini and will go to Miss Africa beauty pageant. It's unsure that the kingdom will automatically return at Miss Universe or even Miss World competition.

The new foundation after renaming the country's name, the Miss Eswatini holds mission is to empower and provide opportunities for young, diverse, goal women who have the desire and passion for public service and charity while progressively moving forward in their personal and professional life during their year of service and beyond.

In 2022 the committee planned to get the license of Miss Universe. The winner of Miss Eswatini expected to represent the kingdom at the next edition of Miss Universe.[2]


  • Swaziland Beauty Pageant Association (SBPA) (1975-2018)
  • Miss Eswatini Organization, Musawenkosi Mantinto directorship (2022-present)



   Miss Universe Swaziland/Eswatini
Year Miss Eswatini
Year Miss Swaziland 1975—2017
1975 Vinah Thembi Mamba
1978 Nyamalele Ndlovu
1979 Gladys Adelaide Carmichael
1980 Nomagoisa Cawe
1983 Gladys Rudd
1984 Busie Motsa
1985 June Hank
1986 Ilana Faye Lapidos
1987 Phindile Simelane
1988 Thandeka Magagula
1991 Jackie Emelda Bennett
1992 Candy Litchfield
1993 Danila Faias
1994 Nicola Smith
1995 Mandy Saulus
1996 Olive Healy
1997 Xoliswa Mkhonta
1998 Cindy Stanckoczi
1999 Colleen Tullonen
2000 Glenda Mabuza
2002 Nozipho Shabangu
2003 Thembelihle Zwane
2005 Zinhle Marcia Magongo
2007 Nkosingiphile Dlamini
2008 Tiffany Simelane
2009 Nompilo Mncina
2011 Ayanda Dube
2013 Samukelesiwe Magagula
2017 Linda Hutchinson
Year Miss Eswatini 2018—Present
2018 Nosipho Dlamini
2022 Tania Nunn

Representatives to international beauty pageants[edit]

Miss Universe Eswatini[edit]

  •   : Declared as Winner
  •   : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •   : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •   : Ended as special awards winner
Year Region Miss Eswatini Placement at Miss Universe Special Awards Notes
Did not compete since 1995—Present
1994 Hhohho Nicola Smith Unplaced The last Miss Swaziland competed at Miss Universe as "Swaziland".
1993 Hhohho Danila Faias Unplaced Swaziland Beauty Pageant Association (SBPA) directorship.


  1. ^ "TANIA NUNN CROWNED MISS ESWATINI 2022/23". new.observer.org.sz. Retrieved 29 December 2022.
  2. ^ "Obstacle in Miss Universe Dream". Retrieved 29 December 2022 – via PressReader.

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