Bianca Schoombee has decided to withdraw from the Miss SA 2020 contest and Sync Models supports her decision!ync Models has announced that their model
On Wednesday following the backlash Bianca Schoombee has decided to withdraw from participating in Miss SA 2020.
Bianca Schoombee’s Twitter account does not exist anymore, followed by her Instagram account being made private.
On Wednesday morning Miss SA hopeful Bianca Schoombee issued an apology after her tweet(s) from 6-years ago were dug up.
“Good morning SA, in light of recent event(s) regarding my tweets from 6 years ago, when I was 14 years old (I said ‘He so black they had to change the background to white lmfaooo’ – always add what you did as part of your apology if you mean it), I would like to profusely apologize for putting it out into the universe then, however, I would like to make you all aware that I have grown as a person, this is no longer who I am or what I stand for,” said Bianca Schoombee in a statement.
CEO of Miss South Africa, Stephanie Weil announced that the organizers of the pageant have not yet announced its panel of judges nor evaluated any of the entries received!
Stephanie Weil made it very clear that their rules state that any semi-finalist or finalist may not have been involved in any unsavory or unethical incidents or conduct that may bring the organizers or the Miss South Africa pageant into disrepute.
“Unsavory or unethical conduct includes, but is not limited to, bribery, racism, sexism, slander or libel,” said Stephanie Weil.
Stephanie Weil said that there is good governance in place to ensure that Miss South Africa finalists and semi-finalists align with their values.
“Entries for this year’s competition opened on May 11 and close on May 31, 2020, at midnight. The organizers have not yet announced its panel of judges nor evaluated any of the entries received. We only assess entrants once the deadline for submissions has closed,” said Stephanie Weil.
Stephanie Weil also said that once they have a selection of potential semi-finalists they run the necessary background checks.
“Once we have a selection of potential semi-finalists we run the necessary background checks,” said Stephanie Weil.
The statement comes as clarity after Black Twitter called for Bianca Schoombee’s head and that she must not even be considered for Miss South Africa.
— SYNC Models (@sync_models) May 20, 2020