It's near impossible not to be drawn in by Natasha Joubert's bubbly, kind personality.
The 23-year-old was all smiles and giggles when I met with her backstage at her #DestinyDesigned fashion show on Saturday, where she also revealed her national costume for the Miss Universe pageant.
The beautiful white gown, embellished with artwork from pre-school kids, was designed by none other than Gert-Johan Coetzee. It's even more breathtaking in person. Natasha beams as she asks me what I think of the dress when we first meet.