In a dazzling ceremony held at the Sunbet Arena at Time Square Casino in Pretoria, 26-year-old fashion designer Natasha Joubert was crowned Miss South Africa 2023. Hailing from Gauteng, Joubert was chosen over other talented finalists, including Nande Mabala and Bryoni Govender.
This isn’t Joubert’s first brush with the Miss South Africa pageant. In 2020, she was a runner-up and later went on to represent the nation at the 2021 Miss Universe competition. Her journey from being a runner-up to wearing the crown is a testament to her resilience, determination, and belief in herself. The pageant’s official Twitter handle celebrated her win with a post, showcasing the newly crowned Miss South Africa in all her glory.
Joubert succeeds Ndavi Nokeri, the previous titleholder. Her win is particularly significant as it marks her second appearance in the pageant, showcasing her dedication and commitment to the platform. The pageant has been a significant event in the country, with previous titleholders making the nation proud on various international platforms. For instance, earlier in the year, Miss SA made it to the Miss Universe top 16, highlighting the caliber of contestants the pageant attracts.
As Joubert begins her reign, South Africa and the world will undoubtedly watch her journey with keen interest, anticipating the positive changes and impact she will bring to her role as Miss South Africa 2023.