An uMhlanga resident and proud KZN North Coaster with ties to prominent residential estates developed by Collins Residential has been making waves on the international scene. RiAnne Rautenbach recently represented South Africa at the International Mrs Globe Pageant held in California. The proud single mother of three boys placed first runner-up and will be using her platform to empower communities and make a difference in the lives of those around her.
When approached by a Mrs Globe scout, she considered how her journey could leave a positive impact on her community and industry. Considering her own early experiences as an adopted baby, she quickly recognized her ability to inspire and empower others through her journey. “I believe that with passion and perseverance, we can turn our dreams into reality,” she stated.
Now a recognised winner in the Mrs. Globe pageant, RiAnne holds a significant role as an influential figure and role model. She is currently closely associated with the Bloved Foundation, The Baby House, Ray Of Hope, Domino Foundation, and The WIN Foundation (Women In Need), supporting women who have faced narcissistic abuse through upliftment programs and online courses – and is determined to expand her outreach efforts even further. “I will continue to use my platform to uplift women, visit baby homes, and would love to be more involved as a motivational speaker,” she added.
Facing challenges head-on is part of her inspiring journey. Her own life experiences show how RiAnne has chosen to rise above the challenges faced, transforming them into stepping stones to success. “Honestly, there were many challenges, and I decided to rise above them all and knew that it would someday add to my story that could be used to inspire others to do the same. I am grateful to God for all his blessings and continue to strive forward for the perfect plans He has for my boys and I,” she explained – highlighting her determination and resilience.
Outside of her Mrs. Globe accomplishments, RiAnne’s life is a tapestry woven with diverse passions and commitments. In addition to her latest achievement, she has also represented South Africa at the World Lifesaving Championships and was crowned Ms. Fame World Fitness Model in 2009. With a passion for property, RiAnne forms part of the team at Collins Residential, specialising in property sales in uMhlanga. She has contributed to many exciting ventures and continues to be involved in prominent projects within the group.