Durban to host Mrs Universe Pageant

Durban resident, Tracey-Anne Aggett, was crowned Mrs Universe First Runner-Up at the 2016 pageant in China in September. Tracey-Anne has been awarded the rights to host the first Mrs Universe on African soil.

DURBAN has clinched the rights to host the 40th Annual Mrs Universe Pageant.

It’s a coup for the KwaZulu-Natal coastal hub as this is the first time the glitzy event will be held in the continent.

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Mrs Universe 2017 will see women from 84 countries jetting in to take part in the World Final at People’s Park, Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Tapping into the theme, ‘Empowering women. Creating change’, Mrs Universe 2017 unites and celebrates married women between the ages of 25 and 45, who are doing phenomenal work to uplift and enhance their local communities through CSI initiatives, business development and global trade opportunities.

“Unlike other pageants, Mrs Universe is purpose-driven, highlighting real concerns and areas for positive change,” said Mrs Universe 2017 hosting director, Tracey-Anne Aggett.

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Aggett is a tireless campaigner for women empowerment and plays an integral role in projects that improve the lives of women and children in South Africa. “The overarching mission of this pageant is to empower women and create change. Strengthen a woman and you strengthen the world,” she added.

To ensure that Mrs Universe 2017 leaves an indelible mark on Durban, contestants will be engaging in various CSI initiatives to raise funds for Verulam-based LIV Village for orphaned and vulnerable children, facilities that support abused women and the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA).

The Mrs Universe 2017 pageant will take place at People’s Park, Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday, 2 September. For more details go to For corporate involvement in Mrs Universe 2017, email [email protected] or call 031 466 4905 or 071 871 6744.



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