Zozibini Tunzi

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Zozibini Tunzi
Born (1993-09-18) 18 September 1993 (age 26)
Tsolo, Eastern Cape, South Africa
EducationCape Peninsula University of Technology
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
TitleMiss South Africa 2019
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBrown
Major
competition(s)
Miss South Africa 2017
(Top 26)
Miss South Africa 2019
(Winner)
Miss Universe 2019
(TBD)

Zozibini Tunzi (born 18 September 1993) is a South African beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss South Africa 2019. She will now represent South Africa at the Miss Universe 2019 competition.

Early life[edit]

Tunzi was born in Tsolo, Eastern Cape and raised in the nearby village of Sidwadweni.[1][2] Tunzi later moved to Cape Town, settling in the Gardens suburb, to attend Cape Peninsula University of Technology, where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in public relations and image management in 2018.[3][4][5]

Prior to winning Miss South Africa, Tunzi was completing a Bachelor of Technology graduate degree in public relations management at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, and worked as a graduate intern in the public relations department of Ogilvy Cape Town.[6][7][8]

Pageantry[edit]

Tunzi began her pageantry career in 2017, when she was accepted as one of the top 26 semifinalists of Miss South Africa 2017, although she was not selected as one of the twelve finalists.[9] She returned to pageantry to compete in the Miss South Africa 2019 competition. Of the initial applications, Tunzi was selected to continue as one of the top 35 semifinalists after being confirmed as one on 26 June 2019.[10] After further auditions, Tunzi was announced as one of the sixteen finalists on 11 July.[5][11]

After being selected as one of the finalists, Tunzi went on to compete in the Miss South Africa 2019 competition in Pretoria on 9 August.[12] She progressed through the stages of the final, advancing to the top ten, then top five, and finally top two until she was crowned the winner by her predecessor Tamaryn Green, besting runner-up Sasha-Lee Olivier.[13][14] Following her win, Tunzi received prizes including R1 million, a new car, and a fully furnished apartment in the Sandton neighbourhood of Johannesburg, which is valued at R5 million, to use throughout her reign.[15] Additionally, Tunzi will represent South Africa at the Miss Universe 2019 competition.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Happy Birthday to my parents' favorite child". Zozibini Tunzi. 18 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Women's Day messages from Miss SA finalists". IOL. 9 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Everything we know about your new Miss South Africa - Zozibini Tunzi". Sierra Leone Times. 10 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Zozibini Tunzi". LindekIN. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  5. ^ a b Richardson, James (11 July 2019). "Miss South Africa 2019: Meet the 16 finalists – pictures". The South African.
  6. ^ "Zozibini Tunzi - Miss SA Top 16 Finalist". Miss South Africa. 16 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Zozibini Tunzi". LindekIN. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Diploma and Degrees". Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  9. ^ Prince, Shanaaz (10 August 2019). "Miss SA 2017 Semi-Finalists revealed!". Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  10. ^ Prince, Shanaaz (26 June 2019). "Meet your top 35 Miss SA finalists!". Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  11. ^ Mazibuko, Thobile (19 July 2019). "Meet the Miss SA 2019 finalists". IOL.
  12. ^ "Uncertainty over: Miss SA pageant is set to continue". Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  13. ^ Richardson, James (9 August 2019). "Miss South Africa 2019 is Zozibini Tunzi from the Eastern Cape". The South African.
  14. ^ a b Zeeman, Kyle (9 August 2019). "Zozibini Tunzi crowned Miss SA 2019". Times Live.
  15. ^ "Miss SA Zozibini Tunzi moves into her new R5m home". Big News Network. 13 August 2019.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Western Cape Tamaryn Green
Miss South Africa
2019
Succeeded by
[to be determined]