Tamaryn Green from Paarl in the Western Cape was crowned Miss South Africa on Sunday at the 60th anniversary of the pageant.
Speaking to Cape Talk's Kienio Kammies, Green says being Miss South Africa is not just a competition but a calling.
She says her journey was inspired by Rolene Strauss who won Miss South Africa 2014 and was later crowned Miss World.
Definitely Rolene Strauss is my role model. She has shown me that it is possible to do Miss World and Miss South Africa and contribute to our country in a different way on a different platform.— Tamaryn Green, Miss South Africa 2018
I really want to inspire the youth and show them that anything is possible, it doesn't matter what your circumstances are.— Tamaryn Green, Miss South Africa 2018
Green is currently a final year medicine student at UCT and would like to contribute to child care through her Miss South Africa title. She is studying to become a pediatrician.
To hear the rest of the interview, listen here:
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