In case you missed it, Miss South Africa 2023 has been crowned – Meet Natasha Joubert!
The 26-year-old from Gauteng was crowned at the SunBet Arena at TimeSquare Casino in Pretoria on 13 August.
Get to know the new queen, here’s five facts you probably didn’t know about her:
1) SECOND TIME IS THE CHARM
This is not the first time the beauty entered the pageant.
Joubert made it to the top three in 2020 after she lucked out to Shudufhadzo Musida.
She represented South Africa the following year at the Miss Universe 2021 competition.
2) SHE INSPIRED A BOOK CHARACTER
Speaking to Sunday Times, Jourbert shares that she was the inspiration for a character in a ‘very creative’ childhood friend’s book.
The characters were based on real people, changing their names, but keeping their initials the same.
Joubert was dubbed Natalia Jefferys.
3) SHE IS A FASHION DESIGNER
In addition to having a BCom Marketing degree, she founded her own fashion brand in 2016.
The brand Natalia Jefferys, which specialises in couture for special occasions, is run alongside her mother.
Yes, the brand’s name was inspired by the book character!
4) SHE WAS ON SA’S GOT TALENT
The Miss South Africa stage wasn’t the first stage Joubert graced.
Speaking to News24, she revealed that she was on South Africa’s Got Talent at just 11 years old.
Joubert was clearly born to be in the spotlight!
5) SHE’S A LOVER OF THE OUTDOORS
While the beauty queen loves the glitz and glamour, she also loves the outdoors.
Many might be surprised to find out that she was a tomboy when she was younger.
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The live event was held at Sun International’s SunBet Arena at Time Square in Pretoria and broadcast on SABC 3 (DStv 193) for the first time in 23 years.
Ndavi Nokeri crowned her successor Natasha Joubert with the new crown, dubbed Mowana, the ‘Tree of Life’.