In a lavish event held on Sunday night at the SunBet Arena in Pretoria, the Gauteng-born beauty queen Natasha Joubert was crowned Miss South Africa 2023.
As new regulations for entering the pageant were imposed earlier this year, the 25-year-old model and businesswoman was trying her luck for the second time this year.
She became Miss South Africa second runner up in 2020 and later competed for South Africa at the Miss Universe pageant in 2021.
The star-studded ceremony, which was attended by numerous celebrities and beauty enthusiasts, saw Nande Mabala and Bryoni Govender emerge as runner ups.
Former Miss South Africa winners Jo-Ann Stauss and Tamryn Green also attended this year’s crowning.
Natasha walked away with a whopping 1 million rand, three-bedroom penthouse, a Mercedes Benz, a sponsored trip to Paris and other prizes.
The new Miss South Africa, who won over a panel of judges, will compete in the Miss Universe pageant.
She accepted the crown from Ndavi Nokeri, whose one-year reign as Miss South Africa 2022 has come to an end. Natasha was overwhelmed with emotions and beaming with excitement.
With regular reminders that South Africans must work together for the country’s advancement, Natasha said she is motivated to make a difference during her tenure.
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