A caring and confident Miss SA 2018, Tamaryn Green shares her interests, her future plans and what winning the pageant means to her
What’s the best part of winning the title?
Discovering what I can accomplish with it. I’m also excited about meeting new people and travelling.
As a medical student, how are you planning to use your knowledge to help others?
I plan to incorporate my medical knowledge into the campaign/project I’ll initiate. Medicine has helped me identify many of the health needs in our country. I’d love to focus on that. Secondly, when I graduate, I’ll be of service as a doctor.
What inspired you to study medicine?
My dad always wanted to be a doctor, but due to SA’s apartheid past, he was unable to. As a young girl, that was what drove me to study medicine: I wanted to achieve what my dad was robbed of.
As an influencer, how are you planning to inspire women in SA to overcome challenges?
By telling my story and showing the world that I overcame my own challenges to get to where I am today. And, importantly, by being relatable.
How will you balance your Miss SA duties with your studies?
I’m putting my studies on hold for my year-long reign as Miss SA 2018. I’ll resume them after it’s over.
Tell us about your passion for helping others.
It started when I was a young girl. I always assumed the role of helper/mother figure among my friends. I enjoyed making sure everybody was OK. That’s another reason I knew medicine was the perfect career for me.
What does winning the pageant mean to you?
It’s a blessing from God and an amazing opportunity to make a difference.
“AS MISS SA, I WANT TO SHOW YOUNG WOMEN THAT IT’S POSSIBLE TO OVERCOME CHALLENGES AND ACHIEVE YOUR AMBITIONS.”
What are your main interests?
Both mental and physical health. As a medical student, I’m passionate about wellness. I used to participate in many sports, which is a great way of keeping healthy. Currently, I enjoy hiking and going to gym. I also like socialising and doing community and voluntary work.
What are your projects for your year as Miss SA?
There are two I want to launch, focusing on health and education in our country. In addition, I plan to train hard and represent our country at Miss Universe to the best of my ability. The Miss SA organisation also has a number of projects and events that require my participation.