The South African Non-Racial Olympic Committee, which successfully organised the walk-out by black nations at the Montreal Olympics in Canada this year, have called on contestants in the Miss.
CU: white Miss South Africa beauty contestant in Miss World competition talking to reporter in London, U.K.
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CU: Non-white Miss Africa south talking to reporter. (2 shots)
REPORTER: "Tell me, what do you think about the attempts to disrupt the competition?"
"I don't worry about it at all. It's a competition and we are all here to enjoy ourselves, and I think we are."
REPORTER: "Did you know Miss Africa south before you came here?"
MASSYN: "Yes, yes, we are very good friends. We stay at the same hotel ad we know each other pretty well."
REPORTER: "If there was a pretty strong call to walk out, would you walk out?"
MASSYN: "Well, I......."
WOMAN CONTEST OFFICIAL: "She can't answer that one."
REPORTER: "Lynn, have you thought about the racial side of it at all?"
MASSYN: "No, not at all."
REPORTER: "Why is that?"
MASSYN: "I'm not worrying about it. It's a holiday for us. And as I said, the girl are getting to know each other and if anything came up I'd worry about it when it happens."
REPORTER: "What do you think about anti-apartheid attempts to disrupt the competition?"
MOTSEPE: "Do you mean sanroc? Well I appreciate Sanroc's help and ideas and so forth and that's about what, that way of thinking, you see."
REPORTER: "What do you think about there being virtually two Miss. South Africas?"
MOTSEPE: "Since we've hand a chance of being here, I'm part of it. I'm happy about it, you know."
REPORTER: "If there was a really strong call for entrants to walk out do you think you would?"
MOTSEPE: "It depends. Strong calls for which entrants, and for what reasons. It all depends and of course I'll decide then."
The Miss. World Contest will be judged at the Royal Albert Hall in London, on Thursday (18 November)
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Background: The South African Non-Racial Olympic Committee, which successfully organised the walk-out by black nations at the Montreal Olympics in Canada this year, have called on contestants in the Miss. World Competition being held in Britain to boycott the event. South Africa has two entrants - one white and one non-white. They are Miss. South Africa, Lynn Massyn, an 18-year-old textile designer, and 21-year-old Rozette Motsepe, a student and model, But both girls have condemned the racial element in the move to have them boycott the event. First, Miss. South Africa, Lynn Massyn, interrupted by one of the contest officials when the questions were disapproved of.