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Miss Earth representative Margo Fargo heads to compete in Philippines

Miss Earth representative Margo Fargo heads to compete in Philippines

Tuesday was a big day for Margo Fargo, our 26 year old representative for Miss Earth, who not only showed select media her national costume and one of her evening gowns at an exclusive event at The Palazzo Hotel at Montecasino.

Originally hailing from Bloemfontein, Margo has the hopes of the nation riding on her shoulders over the next month in the run up to the Miss Earth competition final on 3rd November 2018 – being hosted in Manila ijn the Philippines.

Margo graduated with her Honours in BSC Consumer Sciences in Sustainability at the University of the Free State. Margo took part in the Miss Earth South Africa leadership programme in 2014 and has been an incredible ambassador, for the Free State and for the programme over the past five years.

Executive Director of the Miss Earth programme Catherine Constantinides shared that, “Our organization prides itself in the long-term relationships built with finalists and ambassadors and the impact they go on to have within their communities and across our country because of the leadership skills and community-based approach of our programme.”

Margo’s beautiful National Costume was designed and made by award winning local designer (well known for the Madiba Shirt), Sonwabile Ndamase, of Vukani Fashions. “Mr Ndamase sews and creates the Miss Earth South Africa National Costume with a golden thread. This has seen us win gold in this category for five consecutive years,” said Constantinides.

For her evening wear Margo has 5 beautiful gowns all designed by internationally acclaimed South African Couture designer, Casper Bosman. Casper is known for showcasing strongly individual driven looks in a collection that is dominated by bold, powerful design and luxuriant fabrics. We only got to see one gown, but judging by this stunning creation, Margo will certainly be turning heads internationally.

For her swimwear collection Margo will be competing in original South African, Shweshwekini swimwear, and on her feet – Adidas Parlay running shoes. Margo will be travelling with luggage from Samsonite, and we love that Margo has already planted trees to counteract her travel schedule and the impact on the environment and carbon footprint. Nice one, Miss Earth organisation!

“This has been an exciting decision, our office has a long-standing relationship with this Free State Ambassador, we are proud to create an opportunity for Margo to represent our nation and to shine her light abroad. Additionally, we are so pleased to have Margo take our environmental, climate, waste and water projects and initiatives to share with this global platform. As a leadership programme for women we pride ourselves on the impact we have on our communities and on the lives of the amazing women who share a journey with us each year” stated Constantinides.

Follow her journey on the official @missearth_sa on Instagram and Twitter and via Facebook at Miss Earth South Africa.

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