Gizzelle Uys was crowned Miss Eco International 2020 at the end of the final, held on April 4 at Baron Resort in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. She succeeded Malaysia’s Amy Tinie after beating 38 other candidates in the pageant’s sixth edition. The new queen from South Africa will continue her predecessors’ undertakings to promote environmental awareness and eco-tourism.
Hailing from Pretoria, Gizzelle Mandy Uys, 24, is an actress, model and a dancer. She holds a bachelor’s degree in heritage and cultural tourism. She started her career as a model at the age of 5 when her mother introduced her to it and competed for two years before taking a long break and in 2018 decided to come back.
The diva has created her own charity that handles many causes, from collecting clothes and food for the less fortunate, doing workshops to educate & teach young people to recycle and re-use products through crafts, volunteer work for animal shelters/ conservation programs or just spreading some encouragement on social media.