Miss South Africa 2018 Tamaryn Green shares with us about the year ahead
23-year-old Tamaryn Green is a medical student, who hails from Paarl in the Western Cape and received a staggering (and the biggest to date) R 3-million in prizes in one of the richest pageants in the world.
Tamaryn will also be representing South Africa at the Miss Universe pageant at the end of the year!
Tamaryn, tell us what is the first thought that goes through your head when you hear your name called out on that stage?
It’s so funny as many people have asked me this question and to be honest I don’t know! There were so many things going through my head at that time, your adrenaline is just pumping so much right then.
I do remember a wave of happiness and feeling incredibly blessed once Ade placed the crown on my head – but that exact moment, I honestly do not recall. (laughs)
How do you plan on doing things differently as Miss SA, so making it your own?
It’s a great opportunity as Miss SA to start your very own project (so Demi-Leigh had her ladies self-defence project) and I am super excited to get my very own project started.
I can’t say what it is right now, as we are still busy finalising everything with the Miss SA organisers, but it’s going to be great. I can’t wait!
I also want to really inspire people and be a role model, and most importantly show that I am relatable and human, someone that people can talk to and share with and ultimately someone that they can just relate to.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Hmmm – I would have to say – Confident, Loving and Caring.
What advice to you have for young ladies that wish to follow in your footsteps?
I have to say that it’s important to always keep in mind that anything is possible! It just requires hard work, perseverance and patience and you need to believe in yourself. Always focus on your own strengths and keep to it – you are not someone else, embrace you, and it will come naturally.
What do you plan on doing once your reign is over?
I plan on completing my medical studies (I am currently in my fourth year) and become a doctor and hopefully specialise if possible.
Of course I plan on continuing working on the project that I will be running during the year of my reign, and one day I would love to have a family!
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