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Miss Eastern Cape 2017 – a Beauty with a Purpose pageant – was hosted on Saturday at The Venue@Hemingways in East London.

The initiative, now in its fourth year, is aimed at empowering and developing young girls from the Eastern Cape and seeks to bring into focus the challenges facing women and youth such as teen pregnancy and substance abuse.

The glitzy event gave 12 hopefuls a chance to strut their stuff on the catwalk and present their community outreach projects to the judges and audience. This year’s winner was medical student Nomthandazo Shange Pictures: MARK ANDREWS