The country’s new Miss SA was crowned at a glamorous event held the Sun Arena at Time Square, Pretoria, on Sunday.

The 23-year-old is a final-year medical student at the University of Cape Town.

It has been Green’s lifelong dream to enter the Miss SA pageant and she lists Miss World title-holder Rolene Strauss as her inspiration.

Her role models are her parents and she is close to her sister and brother. She is a nature-lover who enjoys hiking, swimming and spending time with friends.

The 60th anniversary of the pageant was celebrated with a Diamond Jubilee spectacular, and saw performances by Sketchy Bongo, DJ Zinhle, Tamara Dey, Lady Zamar and Nádine.

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Not only has Green walked away with the coveted crown, but she has also bagged a prize package to the value of more than R3 million – the largest in the history of the pageant.

There were exciting changes to this year’s proceedings, with the 23-year-old also walking away with the title of Miss Universe SA.

Green will represent the country at the Miss Universe pageant later this year.

– The Juice