Hailing from Brackenfell in Cape Town, Miss SA’s Top 10 finalist Luvé Meyer hopes to inspire a generation of women not to be afraid of failure but rather to get back up and be bold in fighting for their purpose. Being multifaceted, the twenty-five-year-old beauty queen is a professional model signed to ICE Models and a small business co-owner. Luvé recently completed an Honours degree in Psychology from the University of South Africa.
A champion for mental health and wellness, Luvé looks forward to completing a Master’s in Clinical Psychology in the near future. “My fearless take on life is to dare to be kind in all circumstances,” shares Luvé.
Moziak caught up with Luvé Meyer to find out more about her journey in the Miss South Africa pageant.
Congratulations on making it to the Top 10. How do you feel about reaching this milestone?
Luvé: So grateful! Making it into the Top 10 is such an honour and a dream come true. It is something that I have dreamt about for years, and now it is finally happening!
What drew you to the world of pageantry?
Luvé: I have always had a heart for service, and it’s clear that the Miss SA team and previous Miss SA winners all have that in common. As Miss South Africa, you get the opportunity to serve people on a large scale, and I am here to serve.
How has your journey in this awe-inspiring competition been thus far?
Luvé: Incredible! The journey thus far has been incredible! The Miss SA organisation has been stretching and growing me into my full potential as a woman! Growth is so powerful!
What has been the most memorable moment of your journey in the pageant?
Luvé: The moment I found out that I made it to the Top 10 was probably my favourite. It is something that I worked so hard for. I still get emotional when I think of that moment.
South Africa has various socio-economic issues. Which of these are you most passionate about tackling?
Luvé: I am very passionate about mental health, especially the mental health of our young generation. I do believe that I am called to be a bearer of hope and light, and this is an issue that is very close to my heart.
We celebrated Youth Month a few weeks ago. What lessons do you think the youth of today can learn from the resilient youth of 1976?
Luvé: It is so important that our young generation should continue to stand up and fight for the change they want to see. The youth of 1976 should inspire us to keep working towards a better future for our young generation. They deserve to be seen, heard, and validated.
The Miss South Africa pageant is set to take place in August. What are your plans from now until then?
Luvé: A lot of preparation. Pageantry is a sport, and to be the best of the best, you need to put in a lot of work and be willing to make sacrifices. I also believe Miss SA is a woman who leads by example, and right now, I would like to show young women that working hard for your dream is worth every drop of sweat.
Should she become Miss South Africa, Luvé intends to be of service to her country by encouraging people to take accountability for their actions and role in society.