Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green came close to being crowned Miss Universe after finishing in the top three but taking runner-up, losing the title to Miss Philippines, Catriona Gray.
The 24-year-old Green, from Paarl in the Western Cape, represented South Africa against contestants from 93 other countries.
I can’t put into words the overwhelming gratitude I feel today. South Africa, I could feel your love and support on the Miss Universe stage and I am so thankful for you. I am so proud to be South African. To @catrionaelisa, may your reign as #MissUniverse be abundantly blessed.
The Miss Universe pageant was held on Sunday evening in Bangkok, Thailand.