Reigning Miss South Africa Adè van Heerden has taken to Instagram to express her gratitude following a car accident she was involved in on Sunday.
At the time of the accident, which happened in Randpark Ridge, Adè was driving the Nissan X Trail she received as part of her prize package when she took over as the reigning Miss SA in November, following Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters' Miss Universe win.
She said she was grateful and felt blessed to be alive.
"I was involved in a very horrible car accident and through God's protection managed to escape with only a few bruises. I know that if I wasn't in a safe car where all the airbags deployed like my Nissan X-trail, the situation would've been a lot different (sic)," she said in her post.
People have wished her well on social media.
Speedy recovery for our queen 🌹🌹🌹— Nomthandazo Ndlovu (@JadNomy) March 12, 2018
Verlig om te hoor Adé is ok! Spoedige herstel vir jou toegewens Adé!— Marianne Volker (@Marianne_51766) March 12, 2018
Wishing @ade_VH a quick recovery.— Nicola CP (@NicolaChP) March 12, 2018