WHILE some people are celebrating her natural looks, others have criticised her.
But the new Miss South Africa is sticking to her beliefs.
“I’m not planning on wearing any weaves,” said Zozibini Tunzi (25).
She said she was excited when she found a contestant with dreadlocks and another with a chiskop.
“I knew that Miss SA was different this time,” she said.
Zozibini was crowned Miss SA in Menlyn, Tshwane, on Friday.
She told Daily Sun she’s determined to learn how to drive.
“I’ll get my driver’s licence, now that I’ve won a Mercedes-Benz.”
Zozibini, a BTech student at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, was raised in the small village of Sidwadweni in Tsolo, Eastern Cape.
She counts her three sisters among her best friends. This was not the first time the beauty entered the Miss SA pageant. In 2017 Zozibini made it to the top 10.
The short-haired beauty said: “I always knew I had to do something extraordinary with my life.”
She said her role models are her parents and Caster Semenya.
“My mother taught me to be kind and humble, while my father taught me the importance of education, hard work and discipline,” she said.
On social media Zozibini was cheered for her looks. On Twitter, actress Bonnie Mbuli said: “What a time to be alive. Miss SA looks just like me.”
Actress Florence Masebe congratulated her under the hashtag #ourhairisbeautiful.
The judges were veteran actress Connie Ferguson, model Thando Hopa, radio DJ Anele Mdoda, former Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray from the Philippines.
Zozibini walked away with prizes worth R3 million, including a brand new car and an apartment in Sandton.