by MTHULISI SIBANDA
JOHANNESBURG – MISS South Africa, Tamaryn Green, has finished second in the Miss Universe pageant held in Bangkok, Thailand as Miss Philippines eventually took the crown.
Over 90 countries were represented in the competition Catriona Gray won.
The 67th Miss Universe pageant saw Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa crown her successor.
Green (24) from Paarl in the Western Cape, said, “The Miss Universe experience has been beyond my wildest expectations and I am delighted to have done so well.”
She congratulated the winner.
Claudia Henkel, Group Public Relations Manager at Sun International, expressed pride at Tamaryn’s exploits on the world stage.
“She has worked really hard during her reign and in the preparations for Miss Universe and she deserved her Top 3 placement. We look forward to welcoming her home where her Miss South Africa journey continues,” Henkel said.
At the time of winning the Miss South Africa title in May this year, Green was a sixth and final year medical student at the University of Cape Town with her sights set on specialising in paediatrics once she qualifies.
She continued to promote her #BreakTheStigma at Miss Universe which has been hugely successful at raising awareness around tubercolosis (TB).
Green also travelled to New York in September to speak at the first-ever UN General Assembly high-level meeting on TB and was invited to speak at the Union Conference on Lung Disease at The Hague where she told her story and her battle with the infection.
– CAJ News