Miss South Africa 2022 Ndavi Nokeri has formally given over the crown to Natasha Joubert, the next queen flying the flag as Miss South Africa 2023.
Natasha was named Miss South Africa 2023 at the Sun Bet Arena at Time Squares Menlyn in Tshwane on Sunday, August 13th.
The 25-year-old model and businesswoman was competing in the pageant for the second time this year after new requirements for entry were imposed earlier this year.
In 2020, she was crowned Miss South Africa runner-up and went on to represent South Africa at the Miss Universe pageant in 2021.
The new Miss South Africa not only wins a new crown but also receives prizes and endorsements worth more than R3 million from corporate organizations.
Natasha is the first Miss South Africa to wear the brand-new crown ‘Mowana, the Tree of Life,’ designed by Ursula Pule and her husband, Kealeboga Pule, the dynamic duo behind Nungu Diamonds.
Anke Rothmann, Bryoni Govender, Homba Mazaleni, Jordan van der Vyver, Melissa Nayimuli, Nande Mabala, and Natasha Joubert were the top seven finalists competing for the title of Miss South Africa.
Natasha Joubert holds a BCom Marketing Management degree from the University of Tshwane in Gauteng. She is also the founder and designer of Natalia Jefferys, which she founded when she was 19 years old.
She enjoys spending time in nature, hiking, and spending time with family and friends. Speaking ahead of the finale on her Miss SA experience, she said her return to the pageant was a testimony.
“It feels surreal being back and being granted a second chance! I know this is a testimony I need to share and an incredible message: ‘You’re never a product of your circumstances, you’re a product of your choices.’
“I felt incredible when I walked out of my interview knowing I wore my heart on my sleeve,” she said.
“I want to fully take on these new challenges, grow and evolve even more as a woman, but at the same time let go and enjoy every second. Our group of finalists is fierce! I will be forever grateful for this second chance,” the model said.