Her reign as Miss South Africa has come to an end. And as a rule, she is to hand over the crown to the new Miss SA. That was how it went down for Ndavi Nokeri, who was crowned Miss SA in 2022 and handed over the crown to a new queen this year.
Somehow, though, she found herself on South Africa’s trending list as Mzansi debated the choice of the new Miss SA, Natasha Joubert, a white lady.
South Africa’s opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA) had shared a tweet congratulating the new beauty queen, which led to a debate online as tweeps commented about diversity in the industry and some pointed out the lack of it.
Previously, when Ndavi Nokeri won the competition, there was furore on South African Twitter,atweeps wondered why only the “black girls” keep winning.
Sadly, even with the crowning of Miss Joubert on Saturday, the same narrative prevailed, with tweeps still complaining about the choice of her. Ndavi Nokeri found herself trending amid the whole controversy.
@Ndavi_Nokeri thank you for using your voice to remind young girls and woman that regardless of your background, they are worthy of being in every single room they imagine themselves in. ✨#MissSA2023#crownchasers#FaceYourPower#EmbraceYourFuture#NdaviNokeripic.twitter.com/cDGalNTuBI
— Miss South Africa (@Official_MissSA) August 13, 2023
By the way, Natasha Joubert is no stranger to the beauty world, having been named runner-up in the same beauty contest back in 2020 and gone ahead with an appearance on the Miss Universe circuit.