Miss SA Tamaryn Green is looking for the magic double at Miss Universe
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Miss SA Tamaryn Green is looking for the magic double at Miss Universe

Twenty-four-year-old Tamaryn Green from Paarl was crowned Miss SA 2018 in May and Liesl Laurie personally bid her farewell ahead of Green's appearance at the Miss Universe pageant.

Tamaryn Green at The Maslow Hotel in Sandton
Tamaryn Green at The Maslow Hotel in Sandton/Supplied: Yolanda van der Stoep

Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green revealed two of her pageant outfits today – including her breath-taking official national costume which pays homage to the Blue Crane – as she prepares to compete at the Miss Universe competition.

Miss Universe 2018 takes place on Monday, December 17, in Bangkok, Thailand and South Africans are hoping for a consecutive win as reigning Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa will crown her successor at the end of the event.

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We are confident Tamaryn Green will bring home the Miss Universe crown!

Green’s national costume, which she revealed at her farewell, was designed by Malikah Hajee and Lloyd Kandlin. They took inspiration for the show-stopping national costume from South Africa’s national bird, the blue crane:

Tamaryn Green in her national outfit for Miss Universe
Tamaryn Green in her national outfit/Yolanda van der Stoep


Martin Bester, however, is not sold on the national costume.

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Inspiration for the farewell gown has been drawn from current trends in fabrics and silhouettes that can be seen on Bella Hadid or Kendal Jenner. This dress is cheeky and sexy, with a lot of sheer elements and cut-outs. The dress is modern and adaptable and can be worn on the red carpet, as well as on the stage of Miss Universe.

Tamaryn Green in her farewell gown for Miss Universe
Tamaryn Green in her farewell gown for Miss Universe/Supplied: Yolanda van der Stoep

Former Miss SA Liesl Laurie said farewell to Green in Sandton on Thursday afternoon.

Liesl Laurie and Tamaryn Green
Liesl Laurie and Tamaryn Green/Supplied

Green also revealed The National Gift to The Universe necklace designed by her - in collaboration with Jack Friedman Jewellers, which pays tribute to her hometown Cape Town.

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