Bryoni Govender one step closer to Miss Universe crown

Bryoni Govender one step closer to Miss Universe crown

It's Bryoniverse! South Africa's Miss Universe contestant is turning heads in El Salvador. 

Miss Universe South Africa Bryoni Govender
Miss Universe South Africa Bryoni Govender/ @official_missa (Willem Botha)

Miss Universe South Africa Bryoni Govender's impressive showing at the Miss Universe pageant has the beauty world talking.

The 27-year-old showed off her national costume, designed by KwaZulu-Natal designer Casey Jeanne, on Thursday. 

Bryoni received wild applause from the audience and scores of people back home in South Africa. The national costume show was live-streamed in SA at 4am on Friday. 

"The livestream glitches had me in a state! But @bryoni.govender you rocked it and that end pose guuuuurrrrllll. Flying our flag high. PS: how can we get a re-recording (non-glitches) of our girl working that runway like a Queen," Casey wrote on Instagram. 

Bryoni's Indian-African fusion dress has received a 10/10 from pageant watchers. 

"I am not even South African but my love for South Africa even shocks me I don’t know but I love SOUTH AFRICA," one international viewer wrote. 

Another fan commented: "She was amazing. Love from Haiti." 

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Reigning Miss South Africa Natasha Joubert also showed Bryoni some love on Instagram.

"YES YES YES!!!!🥳😭 When it comes to Bry and a stage," she wrote.

Former Miss SA Liesl Laurie wrote: "We are ready for Saturday!!!"

Bryoni is a Top 10 Silver Finalist. She was recognised in the Voice for Change contest. 

ALSO READ: Dr Claude Mashego crowned new Miss World South Africa


Where to watch the Miss Universe final

The Miss Universe final ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 18. 

It will air live on Sunday from 3am South African time on SABC 3 (DStv Channel 193). 

A repeat will be shown at 7:30pm. 


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2.     Listen live to ECR by clicking here or download the ECR App (iOS/Android).

3.     Listen to East Coast Radio on the DStv audio bouquet, channel 836. 

4.     Switch to the audio bouquet on your Openview decoder and browse to channel 606

5.     Listen to us on Amazon Alexa

Main image credit: Instagram/@official_missa (Willem Botha)

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