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Former Volkie learner in Top 30 for Miss South Africa

“I entered Miss South Africa to help others overcome mental health issues and battles as I am someone who struggled with mental health for 5 years. I want to be a beacon of hope to others and empower them to overcome their battles,” Shané said.

Shané Maloney, a former Volkie learner from Heidelberg, is in the Top 30 for the Miss SA title.

Shané grew up in Heidelberg and finished school at Hoër Volkskool in 2021. Shané now stays in Woodhill in Pretoria where she is a B Com marketing and management science student. She is also a photographer and English TEFL teacher.

“I entered Miss South Africa to help others overcome mental health issues and battles as I am someone who struggled with mental health for five years. I want to be a beacon of hope to others and empower them to overcome their battles,” Shané said.

She added that her top priority would be to create mental health awareness and a platform where people can relate and feel as if they do not have to be silent as there is someone listening and understanding.

She describes herself as a warrior and is kind and soft-hearted and a person who cares for others more than herself.

She would love to meet former Miss South Africa and Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Tebow to hear more about her new book A Crown That Lasts.

Shané is still overwhelmed by being in the top 30.

“I still can’t believe it is real. This is where I can make an impact on mental health and I’m ready for everything coming my way,” she said and added that being part of the pageant for her is a place where growth takes place.

“I have already learned so much through the journey and I am just becoming stronger in who I am and what I stand for everyday,” she added.

Crown Chasers, the reality TV show will introduce South African viewers to the finalists and those vying to take the crown from the current incumbent Natasha Joubert.

The six-part series starts on SABC3 on June 29 at 20:30.

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