Miss South Africa 1957 results: Norma Vorster crowns Adele Kruger


South African Pictorial held Miss South Africa in 1923, which was won by Doris Gwendoline Heliwell with W. J. van Blommestein and Marjorie Elizabeth Cowley as the respective first and second princesses. In 1943, Susie Smuts became the second woman to hold the title.

However, it was Norma Vorster who won the first official Miss South Africa competition in 1956. Here are the results of the second edition of the national beauty pageant that selects South Africa’s Miss World candidate:

2nd princessDenise NicholsVirginia Burman
1st princessJessie WaringGloria Keeley
Miss South AfricaAdele June Kruger
(Transvaal Province)
Norma Vorster
(Natal Province)


  • beauty pageant: Miss World
  • edition: 7th
  • venue: Lyceum Ballroom, London, England, United Kingdom
  • date: October 14, 1957
  • candidates: 23
Adele June KrugerTransvaal Province,
South Africa
19Miss World 1957
second runner-up

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