Tamaryn Green is set to represent her home country of South Africa in the upcoming Miss Universe 2018 pageant in Bangkok, Thailand. The 24-year-old earned the honor after bringing home the Miss South Africa 2018 crown, succeeding last year’s winner Adè van Heerden.
Tamaryn is a medical student at the University of Cape Town and is the daughter of two educators; her father David, who is a curriculum adviser, and her mother Ellirene, who is a teacher.
One of her main causes is focusing on the eradication of tuberculosis, which she battled in 2015.
From her official bio:
Actions speak louder than words; she wants to be a voice to those who cannot be heard, a servant and role model to South Africans and to the people of the world at large. In August 2018, Tamaryn launched her #breakthestigma campaign where she announced she will be focusing on tuberculosis as her official year of reign campaign. Tamaryn herself also spoke publicly for the first time about her own battle with TB in 2015. The campaign focuses on eradicating TB by 2030.
The 2018 Miss Universe National Costume Competition was just aired via live stream December 10, 2018. So far we have seen all the candidates who are going to compete in this year’s pageant showcased a costume that represents their nation in an elaborate display of color and culture from around the world. The official Miss Universe 2018 will air in the United States live Sunday, December 16 from 7 to 10 P.M. ET live/ PT tape-delayed on FOX.