Miss SA 2019, Sasha-Lee Olivier’s growing bump got us thinking at first but now we’re cool. Earlier this year the beauty queen made tabloids after a newspaper published an article suggesting that the former Miss South Africa, Sasha-Lee, might be pregnant.
The article stated that the publication had received a picture of Sasha-Lee in a dress that made her look like she was “pregnant”. That article didn’t sit well with many South Africans. In fact, many took it as a body-shaming article.
As a result, the Miss SA organisers released a statement saying they are appalled with the article and confirmed that she wasn’t pregnant. However, on Saturday during the crowing of the new Miss SA, many people couldn’t help but notice that Sasha-Lee’s has gained a “lot of weight” with her tummy shooting out, in fact now she can be classified as a plus-size woman.
Here’s how South Africans reacted to seeing her new body:
— Pride🏳️🌈 (@masi_nonxuba) October 24, 2020
Is Sasha pregnant or ndibona rong#MissSA2020 pic.twitter.com/prOQV3IPSg
— Mpho Mathabo Msia (@ac78dbb1ce594e3) October 24, 2020
Sasha Lee didn’t remain faithful to the crown, she went ahead & fell pregnant, despite the clause that prevents her from doing so pic.twitter.com/FUW03R26Tg
— KG (@KgotsoM2) October 24, 2020
All the women out there accusing Sasha of being pregnant should be ashamed of yourselves. Body shaming is ugly and just UnAfrican. pic.twitter.com/1R40xvyBCk
— Glisson🇿🇦🇺🇸🕙 (@glissonniekerk) October 24, 2020
— YOUTUBE: MASTER RELOADED (@LA_MASTERMASEKO) October 24, 2020
— Tlhogy_Motshwane (@_TlhogyM) October 24, 2020
Sasha is not pregnant guys… stop it #MissSA2020
— Miss.Kay🧡 (@KG_Raks) October 24, 2020
— Hunadi Millicent.. (@Hunadi01) October 24, 2020
That question is insensitive & problematic. She had addressed her weight gain after a newspaper published that she’s pregnant. She did say she’s NOT pregnant. People are just body shaming Sasha.
— Nomawethu Mucavele (@Nomz_za) October 24, 2020
Hmmmm… Whether she is or isn’t I am still keeping my present just in case something happens six months down the line.