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Photos: Miss SA, Ndavi Nokeri finishes in the top 16 at this year’s Miss Universe, Miss USA Wins; Here’s everything that happened this year


Miss South Africa Ndavi Nokeri has finished in the top 16 at the 71st Miss Universe pageant in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.




Nokeri was tipped as one of the favourites going into the contest at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center on Sunday morning (SA time).



She made the top 16 round alongside Colombia, Spain, Venezuela, India, Curaçao, Trinidad and Tobago, Peru, Canada, Portugal, Laos, Dominican Republic, USA, Australia, Haiti and Puerto Rico.

Venezuela, USA, Curaçao, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic made the top five of the pageant. USA’s R’Bonney Gabriel won the pageant, succeeding Harnaaz Sandhu of India.


I knew it! Congratulations to the newly crowned Miss Universe, Miss USA R'Bonney Gabriel who happen to be the first Filipina-American candidate to represent USA for Miss Universe, and she made it right through! 🇺🇸🇵🇭



Three South African have won the Miss Universe crown:

Margaret Gardiner in 1978;
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters-Tebow in 2017; and
Zozibini Tunzi in 2019.
Tamaryn Green-Nxumalo placed first runner-up in 2018, and Lalela Mswane second runner-up in 2021.

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