Jeanè Van Dam, 20, of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa almost won Miss Grand International 2021. She was the fourth runner-up of the ninth edition of the international beauty pageant founded by Nawat Itsaragrisil, 67, and based in Thailand.
Van Dam is an ACE Models Australia ambassador. She is Anton Van Dam and Jenny Olivier Van Dam‘s daughter.
On May 25, 2019, Jeane competed at Miss Grand South Africa 2019 at the Arto Theatre in Pretoria, South Africa and was runner-up to Belinde Bella Schreuder, 25. On August 15, 2021, Jeane competed against 26 other candidates at Miss Grand South Africa 2020 and won the title.
Hosted by Matthew Deane, 43, the Miss Grand International 2021 coronation night was held at the SHOW DC Retail and Entertainment Mega Complex in Bangkok, Thailand on December 4, 2021. Including Van Dam, 60 women competed for the title.
Five former Miss Grand International queens served as the judges. They were Janelee Chaparro, 30, of Puerto Rico, Lees Garcia, 34, of Cuba, Ariska Putri Pertiwi, 26, of Indonesia, Maria Jose Lara, 31, of Peru and Clara Sosa, 28, of Paraguay, who were crowned in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018, respectively.
It was Nguyen Thúc Thuy Tiên, 23, of Vietnam who won the Miss Grand International 2021 title while Andrea Victoria Aguilera Paredes, 20, of Ecuador was her runner-up. Lorena Goncalves Rodrigues, 26, of Brazil and Vivianie Diaz Arroyo, 23, of Puerto Rico were the respective second and third runners-up.
Arroyo was Best in Swimsuit while Indy Johnson, 23, of Thailand was Best in Evening Gown. The Best National Costume winners were Lishalliny Kanaran, 24, of Malaysia, Samantha Elizabeth Batallanos Cortegana, 26, of Peru and Marcia Marilia Menezes, 27, of Angola.