Kerishnie Naiker (Photo: Gallo)
The former beauty queen walked the red carpet with a mother by her side, and wrote on Instagram that she "could not have wished for a better partner."
She wrote: "I'm deeply grateful to have been able to walk the red carpet with my mum at Miss South Africa. I could not have wished for a better partner especially considering Miss South Africa being a dream I shared with both my parents."
Sharing a photo from her crowning ceremony in 1997, she added: "When I recall the crowning ceremony 21 years ago, the overflow of tears had everything to do with remembering my dad who died three years prior."