Megan Coleman, the new Miss South Africa, has not yet been told by her minders Sun International who her mentor will be.
In the meantime, she has embraced one wise piece of advice that she will stick with for the rest of her reign and even after.
"My predecessor, Thuli Sithole, urged me to remain humble throughout my reign," she told Sowetan yesterday.
A media, communications and marketing graduate from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Coleman is looking forward to what promises to be an eventful phase in her life.
Still overwhelmed by her triumph over 11 other contestants in the biggest beauty contest in the land, she said her phone and that of her mother had not stopped ringing since Saturday when the prestigious crown was given to her.
"I am busy with interviews every day. I am going to be on Morning Live. I expect to fly back home tomorrow to be with my family for Christmas," she said.
Though she has not yet received the full schedule, she has already tasted a hint of what her reign will entail next year.
"I am tired, but very excited about everything. I'm still coming to terms with the win. I actually thought that Brigit or Tracey-Lee were going to win," she said.
Her two princesses are Brigit Osborne and Tracey-Lee Flanders.
"All the contestants must remember everything happens for a reason. Not winning is not the end of the world as there are other opportunities in life," she said.
Though Coleman might be flying home to enjoy Christmas with her family, including her sister and brother-in-law, who travelled all the way from London, she will soon be back in Johannesburg.
"I will be back in Johannesburg the first week of January to move into my flat [which is part of the package], and my duties as Miss South Africa will resume from there."