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Miss SA Ndavi congratulates new Miss Universe

Miss SA Ndavi Nokeri congratulates Miss Universe R’Bonney Gabriel from USA on her victory in the beauty pageant in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA on Sunday 15th January.

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Miss SA NDAVI NOKERI congratulates Miss Universe 2022

Miss South Africa Ndavi Nokeri paid tribute to Miss Universe winner R’Bonney Gabriel from the United States. The beauty queen also congratulated runner-up Miss Venezuela Amanda Dudamel and runner-up Miss Dominican Republic Andreina Martinez.

“I want to congratulate R’Bonney, she is a well-deserved winner and will be a fantastic Miss Universe, I want to thank everyone for their great support and I am so proud of what I have achieved,” she said.

She continued: “I know I gave it my all and the Miss Universe experience will be something I will never forget. I look forward to returning to South Africa to complete my reign and my campaign Ed-Unite.”

“Obviously I wanted to go further, but I’m delighted to be in the top 16 of the competition. The whole experience exceeded my wildest expectations and it was a true journey of sisterhood,” she added.

Nokeri made it into the top 16 of the competition. Nokeri, 23, from Gabaza in the Greater Tzaneen district of Limpopo represented South Africa against players from 84 other countries. She was one of the frontrunners throughout the final run.

Reigning Miss South Africa Ndavi Nokeri stunned the audience in a blue swimsuit with cutout details. Image: @MissUniverse | YouTube.

The show is hosted by American TV host and stylist Jeannie Mai and Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo.

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MISS SA CEO: “We are very proud”

Miss Universe is one of the longest-running and most-watched beauty pageants in the world, beginning in 1952. It airs in 165 countries and is viewed by more than 5 billion people each year.

“We could not be more proud of Ndavi and how she has represented our organization and country on the world stage, we believe she has made South Africa proud and her performance has been outstanding from start to finish. We look forward to welcoming her home, where she will Miss South Africa’s journey will continue,” said Stephanie Weil, CEO of Miss South Africa Organisation.

During her time as Miss South Africa, Nookry launched her very successful campaign, Ed-Unite. She has always been passionate about equal educational opportunity and pledged at her coronation in August to help ensure an equal playing field for all learners.

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