Monday, 12 August 2019

CPUT’s Zozibini takes Miss SA crown

CROWNING MOMENT: Zozibini Tunzi is the new Miss SA. CROWNING MOMENT: Zozibini Tunzi is the new Miss SA.

CPUT PR student Zozibini Tunzi was in “absolute disbelief” when she was crowned Miss South Africa on Women’s Day.

“It’s something that I’ve been wanting for such a long time. I’ve been saying that I need to do something purposeful with my life and this is it, this where I start,” she said shortly after her crowning.
The beauty who hails from the Eastern Cape, hopes to inspire others to be themselves.

“I came into this competition with my natural hair as a symbol of my firm belief in fair representation of any shape and form. And so, through my win, I hope I have inspired people, even if just one person to be themselves at all times and to never compromise their identities, and to insert themselves in spaces where they feel that people like them do not belong. Because the truth is, we do belong and in the words of the actress Lupita Nyong’o ‘Your dreams are valid’.”

Zozibini holds an ND Public Relations Management from CPUT and was completing her BTech at the institution while working full-time at Ogilvy Cape Town before being crowned the most beautiful in the land.

She will receive R1-million in cash as well as a further R2 million worth of sponsorships and prizes, including the use of a luxury Sandton apartment and a Mercedes-Benz cabriolet for a year.

Written by Ilse Fredericks