South Africans took to social media to celebrate Tamaryn Green, the country’s representative at the Miss Universe pageant.
The 24-year-old Miss South Africa, was crowned runner-up, behind winner, Catriona Gray of the Philippines.
‘‘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,’‘Green posted on social networking site, Twitter.
‘‘I am so proud to be South African. To Catriona, may your reign as Miss Universe be abundantly blessed.’‘