Bryoni Govender will be the official South African representative at the 2024 Miss Supranational pageant.


The 15th edition of Miss Supranational – to be held in Nowy Sącz in Poland on July 6 – will see Andrea Aguilera of Ecuador crown her successor at the end of the event.


Govender is delighted to be the South African representative at this year’s pageant.


“I am incredibly excited and honoured to have the opportunity to participate in the upcoming Miss Supranational competition. I have been working tirelessly to prepare myself both mentally and physically for the competition. These preparations have included intense training sessions to enhance my physical fitness, catwalk, poise and stage presence. I have also been working with top-notch trainers to improve my communication skills and develop a strong and impactful voice. I always say that the most important thing for me when preparing for any competition is to have a positive and healthy mindset and to have put in all the necessary work,” she reveals.


Govender believes that her previous international pageantry experience (she participated at Miss Universe last year) stands her in good stead.


“It taught me invaluable lessons about confidence and grace. These platforms demand more than physical beauty; it’s about owning your uniqueness and embracing it. I learned to stand tall, speak my truth and carry myself with poise. The spotlight can be intimidating, but I realised that authenticity shines brighter than any spotlight. And now, as I step into the international arena once again, I carry with me the lessons learned. I know that genuineness, resilience and a honest connection with people transcends borders. Whether I win a crown or not, I’ll continue making South Africa proud. So, here’s to dreams realised, lessons learned and the magic of representing my country on a global stage!”


Govender adds that she has been overwhelmed with the backing she has received since she was named runner-up at the Miss South Africa 2023 pageant.


“The outpouring of support from fellow South Africans has been nothing short of heartwarming. Their encouragement, positive messages and unwavering belief has fuelled my determination. To every person who has cheered me on, sent kind words or simply believed in my dream, thank you. You are not just spectators, you are part of this adventure. Your love transcends borders and it’s a reminder that we’re all connected. Thank you for your support, and I can’t wait to embark on this new phase of my incredible journey.”


Govender has a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Johannesburg and was admitted as an attorney last year. She is fully committed to her campaign on women empowerment in South Africa, which is called Her Way Out. Its primary goal is to advocate for women and men universally and help educate them on their legal rights. To maximise her campaign’s impact, Govender has teamed up with the Social Impact team at global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright to focus on access to justice projects amongst other things. She has also been appointed as an ambassador for the public benefit organisation Lawyers against Abuse (LvA), who work to ensure meaningful access to justice for victims of gender-based violence by providing legal services and psychosocial support, empowering communities and engaging national authorities.


Miss South Africa is presented by Weil Entertainment in association with Sun International. SABC3 is the official broadcast partner.