Fun in the sun for Mrs Universe finalists in Durban

The 84 Mrs Universe contestants who arrived in Durban have been taking in the sights and sound s of the city as they settle into an intensive schedule that combines work with play.

Mrs Universe finalists enjoyed a visit to uShaka Marine World over the weekend. The Mrs Universe World Finals takes place on September 2 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre

On Friday evening, the contestants got the chance to get to know each other over dinner at Casa Bella in Umhlanga. They were out and about on Saturday, taking full advantage of the warm weather to visit uShaka Marine World. A VIP cocktail evening on Saturday night gave people a tantalising taste of the glitz and glam that is set to take Durban by storm for the Mrs Universe World Finals on September 2.

Aida Chotkaraeva (Mrs Kyrgyzstan) and Mrs South Africa, Trisha Poona

Sunday saw the contestants get down to serious business as Judging Round 1 kicked off at the World Forum Conference that focused on the event’s theme, “Empowering Women. Creating Change”.

On Monday, the contestants will visit three schools in the greater Durban area – Bhekisisa High School in Ntuzuma and two schools in Umlazi, namely Menzi High School and Vukuzakhe High School – to educate young girls about their rights and emphasise the importance of education in empowering women.

The Mrs Universe Finals will be held at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre on September 2. Tickets are available at Computicket from R150. For more information, visit

Mrs Universe finalists having fun at the VIP Cocktail evening in Durban over the weekend. Contestants from more than 80 countries will compete for the Mrs Universe crown in Durban on September 2

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