It would seem like not everyone is impressed with the gown that Miss South Africa, Ntandoyenkosi Kunene will be wearing to represent South Africa at the Miss World pageant.
On Wednesday, veteran actress, Florence Masebe took to social media to share her discomfort with the dress that Kunene will be wearing at the prestigious event.
“JJ Schoeman took an orange sack and threw it over Ntando Kunene and the #MissSA people say it’s a work of art,” she tweeted.
JJ Schoeman took an orange sack and threw it over Ntando Kunene and the #MissSA people say it’s a work of art. Ba re ke traditional dress.— Mme a Masakona (@FloMasebe) November 16, 2016
When Cell C, one of Miss SA’s sponsors tweeted calling the dress “magnificent”, Masebe replied by asking if the “orange sack” truly is magnificent.
Did you say magnificent? 😭😭😭😭😭 https://t.co/8W9u6C36LF
— Mme a Masakona (@FloMasebe) November 16, 2016
Miss SA’s traditional costume was designed by designer to the stars, JJ Schoeman, and it is called “The Rising Sun”.
The reigning Miss SA, Ntandoyenkosi showcased some of the costumes she’ll be wearing at the 66th edition of the Miss World pageant which will be held on the 20th of December in Washington D. C., USA.
Kunene, the 24-year-old Mpumalanga beauty, will be representing South Africa against 119 other countries in the competition.
A work of art! @MIssKunene‘s dress was designed by the talented @JJSchoeman. pic.twitter.com/8OG6Qp1cde— Miss South Africa (@Official_MissSA) November 16, 2016
Masebe was not the only one concerned, as people took to social media to voice their concerns over the dress.
Here are a few of the tweets:
Miss SA’s traditional gown for Miss World is the Rising Sun gown (designed by JJ Schoeman). I have questions pic.twitter.com/Y6u4qSiHsT
— Sibongile Mafu (@sboshmafu) November 16, 2016
👀 does Miss SA normally have a say in designing the dress and outcome? lol https://t.co/H8mPRtZWyp
— Lethabo. (@Kea_Lee) November 16, 2016
There’s nothing traditional about that miss SA “traditional dress”.
— Tshepi (@TshepyMataboge) November 16, 2016
It’s time they handed over the Miss SA dress designer tender to a new, fresh minded designer… Matric dance wear is tired stru…
— Gabi Mbele (@TheGabi) November 16, 2016