Miss SA 2023 Natasha Joubert will not compete in Miss Universe.
By Lehlohonolo Lehana.
Newly crowned Miss South Africa, Natasha Joubert, will not represent South Africa at this year's Miss Universe pageant.
In 2020, she became the Miss SA runner-up and went on to represent SA at the Miss Universe competitions in 2021.
While Miss SA permits women to re-enter the competition, Miss Universe has a different set of rules that prohibit this.
And since Joubert, in 2021 did represent the country at Miss Universe, she is not eligible to enter the international pageant again.
The new Miss South Africa has also mentioned in her numerous interviews since getting the crown that she won't be competing internationally, with her sole focus being on enjoying her reign.
Miss South Africa Organisation said, "The organisation did not renew its licence for Miss World, so will be sending no representative to this pageant. Will be sending out a release next week regarding Miss Universe and Miss Supranational."
The Miss Supranational pageant, where former Miss SA Lalela Mswane became the first South African and first black woman to take the title, is still open to Natasha and it is speculated that she will be entering this competition in 2024.
However she did share on her 947 radio interview that she will be supporting whoever Miss SA does send to Poland later this year for Miss Supranational. It is possible that this year's second runner-up Nande Mabala could compete on the international stage.