Congratulations to Asset Management Senior Consultant Ndavi Nokeri (23) for being crowned the 64th Miss South Africa.
She was crowned Saturday in Pretoria at The Sun Arena. She beat other hopefuls to the crown.
As an underdog in the competition, she surprised many people who were watching the glamorous event. Surprisingly, she won the People’s Choice Award for the pageant as well.
She hails from Tzaneen in Limpopo and quit her job only three months after she was selected to be part of the prestigious event. She won the hearts of the judging panel during her question and answer panel. She credits being raised in a big Christian family as her grounding force.
Her answer included race, gender and equality. These are hot topics which are currently affecting the current socioeconomic issues in the country.
In her acceptance speech Nokeri said: “For a girl from Gabaza to be seen, embraced and chosen to represent her country is a groundbreaking moment. A moment that reaffirms that our dreams are valid, regardless of where we come from. I am grateful for the women who have gone before me who broke the glass ceiling so I could stand here today empowered, fulfilled and ready to proudly raise the South African flag high everywhere I go and to shine the light of hope to all South Africans.”
She walks away with R1-million cash and sponsorship deals worth R3-million.
Artists Elaine, Makhadzi and Lloyiso also performed at the star-studded event.