After months of great anticipation, Mzansi has a new Miss South Africa! An ecstatic Natasha Joubert from Tshwane was crowned Miss South Africa 2023 at the spectacular pageant finale held at the SunBet Arena at Time Square in Pretoria on Sunday night. Joubert (26) is a BCom Marketing Management graduate and is the owner and fashion designer of Natalia Jefferys, a company she started when she was 19. The esteemed competition’s runner-up was Johannesburg’s Bryoni Govender who was also the Motherkind fitness award winner.
Miss South Africa 2023 Natash Joubert
With accessibility at heart, the Miss South Africa 2023 pageant finale was broadcast live on SABC 3 and streamed for an international audience on the Miss South Africa app. Furthermore, it comprised an all-female judging line-up with reigning Miss Universe, R’Bonney Nola Gabriel, actress author and entrepreneur Leandie du Randt, actress and L’Oréal Paris Sub-Saharan Ambassador, Thuso Mbedu, media icon and award-winning investigative television journalist, Devi Sankaree Govender and entrepreneur and former Miss South Africa, Jo-Ann Strauss.
Miss South Africa’s top five finalists dressed by Gert Johan Coetzee
Expectedly, the beauty pageant was a fashion extravaganza. The glamourous show was hosted by South Africa’s media darling, Bonang Matheba who stunned in an array of gorgeous gowns throughout the night. Moreover, the Miss South Africa contestants, as well as various celebrities all adorned glamourous atelier that was fit for the occasion.
Here is a gallery of some of our favourite looks from the Miss South Africa Finale.
Exuding timeless class, Bonang Matheba stunned in an all-white ensemble, featuring voguish gown from Anna Cranberry.
Giving Barbicore, Queen B adorned a magenta pink gown by Veekee James.
Sithelo Shozi stunned in a bedazzled lavender gown by Otiz Seflo. Giving us Hollywood glam, the media personality complemented the gown with a matching headpiece.
Tumi Powerhouse looked ever-so stylish in a crystal white suite from Queer Comfort.
Miss South Africa runner-up Bryoni Govende in a stunning green gown by Gert Johan Coetzee.
Miss SA top five finalist Homba in a gorgeous royal blue gown by Gert Johan Coetzee.
Phupha looked effortlessly chic in modish all-white ensemble from Rent A Dress Joburg.
Queen B in an artsy gown by Bijil La Maison.
There was more Barbiecore from fashionista Blue Mbombo who stunned in a pink gown from Scalo.