5 things to know about Miss South Africa 2022, Ndavi Nokeri

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Ndavi Nokeri's name is on everyone's lips as South Africa celebrates its new Miss SA. Following each question answered and the Top 5 and Top 3 announcements, Ndavi was met with rumbling cheers at the pageant finale. 

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Shining brighter than the rest, she won the popular vote and ultimately the crown. Here's what else to know about Miss South Africa 2022:

1. She spent two years preparing for Miss SA

Sharing why she dedicated all this time to ready herself for the crown, Ndavi said: "For me, it was a matter of being worthy for the platform and being here because I understand it is a big platform and sitting here you really have to use your voice to either represent or to change mindsets or to educate. So, for me, it was really important to first invest in myself and that's why I believe I needed that time and sitting here I do feel that I'm worthy as Harnaaz [Sandhu] said, all the other women were worthy because we all are so passionate about the causes that we stand for." 

2. Proudly from Limpopo

Hailing from Tzaneen, Limpopo, Ndavi has spoken proudly about her upbringing being from a village in Tzaneen. During her Miss SA journey, she has expressed gratitude and praise for her loving family and her community. 

3. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree

Ndavi graduated with a BCom Investment Management degree from the University of Pretoria and held a job at an asset management firm leading up to her being crowned Miss SA. 

4. Ndavi was voted the People's Choice

Following the announcement of her winning the popular vote, she said: "Having the support of my province and its people means so much to me. They are the shoulders I am standing on today ... I am proof that even someone from a small village and humble beginnings can achieve their ambitions and show that their dreams are valid."

5. She was crowned Miss Jozi in 2019

At 20 years old, Ndavi was crowned Miss Jozi 2019. She took part in the competition while studying at the University of Pretoria. 

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