[WATCH] Zozibini Tunzi: People are so used to a westernised type of beauty

Zozibini Tunzi has the stigma of what a Miss South Africa should look like.

In her slick short hair cut, Tunzi was crowned Miss South Africa on Friday night at Sun Arena, in Pretoria.

The 25-year-old from Tsolo in Eastern Cape tells Azania Mosaka that she was much more confident this time when she entered the competition.

Tunzi was a Miss SA semifinalist two years ago and had planned to re-enter the pageant in 2020 until she discovered that at 25 it was the final year she qualified to enter.

I was much confident and I was much more myself this time. I was much happier and had much purpose.

Zozibini Tunzi, Miss South Africa

I am an African.

Zozibini Tunzi, Miss South Africa

Tunzi says going into the competition she was most scared about social media.

I'm so scared of social media because you are so open up all of a sudden to all this judgement and cyberbullying but it is so interesting because it is also the same place where you can get the most support as well.

Zozibini Tunzi, Miss South Africa

She says she is happy the barriers of what Miss South Africa should look like have been broken.

People are so used to a westernised type of beauty and so when something new comes they will have these different opinions.

Zozibini Tunzi, Miss South Africa

I am so glad that I won and they are saying these things because it gives me an extra push to show them that there is a different kind of beauty than what you are used to especially in Africa.

Zozibini Tunzi, Miss South Africa

I am so glad I am going to Miss Universe because that is the kind of space I need to insert myself into and show people that this is South Africa and this is how we are, we are multifaceted.

Zozibini Tunzi, Miss South Africa

This article first appeared on 702 : [WATCH] Zozibini Tunzi: People are so used to a westernised type of beauty


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
How your psychiatric meds may affect your ability to drive

How your psychiatric meds may affect your ability to drive

Occupational therapist Rozanne Groenewald suggests taking a 'fitness to drive' assessment.

Over 50? New report says you're likely to have been a victim of ageism at work

Over 50? New report says you're likely to have been a victim of ageism at work

A new report claims discrimination against workers above a certain age is at an all-time high.

[LISTEN] SA artist Mmakgabo Mapula Helen Sebidi on the importance of hard work

[LISTEN] SA artist Mmakgabo Mapula Helen Sebidi on the importance of hard work

Sebidi is currently working with the next generation of artists through her residency at TUT’s fine arts department.

Considering a postgraduate degree? Here's what the experts say...

Considering a postgraduate degree? Here's what the experts say...

Azania speaks to the Independent Institute of Education's Nola Payne about the benefits of postgrad study in the current climate.

I find beauty pageants spectacularly sexist and outdated, says Refilwe

I find beauty pageants spectacularly sexist and outdated, says Refilwe

Refilwe Moloto says while she's impressed with the gorgeous new Miss SA Zozibini Tunzi, she is not a fan of such competitions.

New Miss SA 'humbled' as congratulations stream in on social media

New Miss SA 'humbled' as congratulations stream in on social media

Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss South Africa 2019 during a glitzy ceremony at Time Square in Pretoria on Friday evening.

Popular articles
Zondo Commission a 'victory' for South Africans,  says analyst

Zondo Commission a 'victory' for South Africans, says analyst

Ralph Mathekga unpacks the state capture inquiry since its commencement one year ago.

[WATCH] Ndlovu Youth Choir shine once again with latest AGT performance

[WATCH] Ndlovu Youth Choir shine once again with latest AGT performance

The inspiring South African choirU2's Beautiful Day at America's Got Talent quarter-finals.

Want to get rich? Got R100? You don’t need millions to start

Want to get rich? Got R100? You don’t need millions to start

Bruce Whitfield interviews Anthea Gardner, author of "Make Your Money Work for You: Think Big, Start Small".

SA’s richest woman opens up about being a refugee and becoming a billionaire

SA’s richest woman opens up about being a refugee and becoming a billionaire

Magda Wierzycka – Sygnia’s renegade CEO – on her attitude toward money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

Mystery solved: Why smelly, blue sewage has been leaking into Cape Town forest

Mystery solved: Why smelly, blue sewage has been leaking into Cape Town forest

The reason for the leakage has been revealed, explains Table Mountain Aerial Cableway MD Wahida Parker.

W Cape traffic chief: Stay close to other motorists on N2 to stay safe

W Cape traffic chief: Stay close to other motorists on N2 to stay safe

W Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa says private security working with the department is helping curb the stonings on the highway.

Were missing SA men victims of Vietnamese organ harvesting syndicate?

Were missing SA men victims of Vietnamese organ harvesting syndicate?

Gift of the Givers fears two South African men who went missing in Vietnam may have fallen prey to an organ harvesting syndicate.