Gauteng’s Natasha Joubert is Miss Universe South Africa 2020


Natasha Joubert, 22, was assigned as Miss Universe South Africa 2020 on December 10, 2020. She is an entrepreneur from Centurion, Tshwane, Gauteng, South Africa.

Joubert was one of the 10 finalists of Miss South Africa 2020. She was second runner-up.

It was Shudufhadzo Musida, 23, of Ha-Masia, Limpopo who was crowned Miss South Africa 2020. She was assigned as Miss World South Africa 2021.

Runner-up to Musida was Thato Mosehle, 25, of Stilfontein, North West. She was assigned as Miss Supranational South Africa 2021.

Hosted by Nomazamo Mbatha, the Miss South Africa 2020 coronation night took place in The Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa on October 24, 2020. The judges were radio jockey Anele Mdoda, actresses Leandie du Randt and Kim Engelbrecht, Miss South Africa 1996 Peggy-Sue Khumalo and Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi.

After winning Miss Universe 2019 on December 8, 2019, Tunzi passed her Miss South Africa 2019 title to her runner-up Sasha-Lee Olivier. It was Olivier who crowned Musida.

Melissa Nayimuli, 24, of Butterworth, Eastern Cape and Lebogang Mahlangu, 24, of Soshanguve, Gauteng finished in the Top 5. Jordan van der Vyver, 24, of Durbanville, Western Cape was named Motherkind Co. Fitness Ambassador of the Year.

An alumna of Boston City Campus in Johannesburg, South Africa, Joubert holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing management. She is the founder and owner of Natalia Jefferys (Pty) Ltd and she serves as the public relations officer at RFJ Inc. Attorneys.

When Joubert was a little girl, she preferred to play outside with boys than with girls. She was the only girl in her karate class.

Joubert will be the 45th woman to represent South Africa at Miss Universe. If she wins Miss Universe 2020, she will be the international beauty pageant’s fourth winner from her home country following Tunzi, who was the third one.

The first one was Miss Universe 1978 Margaret Gardiner while the second one was Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters. South Africa’s Tamaryn Green was Miss Universe 2018 first runner-up.

The date and venue of Miss Universe 2020 have yet to be announced. It is expected to be held in the first quarter of 2021.

This will not be the first time Joubert is representing South Africa in an international beauty pageant. When she competed in Miss Globe 2016, she was fourth runner-up and she won the Miss Bikini award.

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