Sharon-Rose, a volunteer tutor and co-director at Team Matric, wants to use the Miss South Africa platform to inspire young men and women "not to become victims of circumstance, but victors instead".
Her role models are her mother - for her strength and independence - and her father, who has taught her how important a good character is.
Sharon-Rose keeps a vegetable garden in which she spends all her spare time. She also draws, paints and makes mosaic murals. She would love to meet Education Minister, Angie Motshekga "to talk about how I could help in advising the youth to make the right choices".
Her message to girls and young women: "You are beautiful, smart and enough just as you are. What you think about yourself matters more than what anyone says about you."
Facebook: Sharon-Rose Lehlohonolo Khumalo