Behind the scenes with Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa Top 25 Finalist Samantha Retief
Samantha Retief, a wife, mother, minister and business owner from Johannesburg South, has been announced as a Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa Top 25 Finalist for 2018.
Her journey began as a top 100 semi- finalist, on March 2, at Emperors Palace, where she was selected out of a record number of entries received by the organisation.
Mrs South Africa is the number one pageant and female empowerment program for married women and is not a typical beauty pageant in the traditional sense of the word. It offers women who have careers, families and hobbies, a platform to make a difference.
Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa is a Women-Empowerment Program and through the journey, the women realise that they are never too old to follow their dreams and become voices of change.
“I am thrilled and extremely excited at the opportunity to be a Brand Ambassador for the Mrs South Africa Pageant,” said Samantha.
According to Samantha, the journey ahead will provide her with an opportunity and platform to campaign for the following:
- To celebrate the inner and outer beauty of women through initiating reward and recognition programs for ordinary ladies doing extra ordinary work within their respective communities.
- To inspire, motivate; coach and guide young girls on personal leadership, self- love, making good decisions and provide them with coping strategies on how to overcome social and economic barriers and help navigate job creation opportunities.
- To role model the importance of parenting and improve the parental skills of mothers by providing and initiating accessible and affordable parenting development initiatives.
- To campaign for relevance of the marriage institution and by highlighting the role that women plays as the “Mrs.” in the relationship.
Samantha has been happily married to her soulmate and university sweetheart, Dean Retief, for 17 years and has two beautiful daughters, Daniella (14) and Demique ( 12).
Samantha owns multiple educational learning centers and she is also the o-founder, with her husband, of Ignite Family Church in Eldorado Park.
To vote for Samantha Retief, visit the Mrs South Africa page on Facebook and like both the pages of Samantha Retief and picture, and SMS SABC3 Samantha Retief to 35959. It costs R3 per SMS and free SMSes do not apply.
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