Zozibini Tunzi has been crowned the new Miss South Africa following the successful beauty pageant.
Zozibini Tunzi hails from the Eastern Cape beauty takes over the crown of Miss South Africa from last year’s winner Tamaryn Green.
Tunzi beat 15 other dazzling young women from across the country to scoop the prestigious crown.
The 25-year-old walks away with a lucrative R3-million prize package, which includes a R1-million cash prize, a new car and a fully-furnished apartment for the year of her reign.
The Miss SA pageant celebrated its 61st anniversary on Women’s Day.
The event took place at Time Square in Pretoria.
Zozibini Tunzi is a 25-year-old completing her BTech in PR from Cape Town.
Her role models are her parents and Caster Semenya, whom she’d love to meet. Zozibini is a hard-core Marvel fan, was a Game of Thrones addict and enjoys eating out.
She is a hard-core Marvel fan, was a Game of Thrones addict and enjoys eating out.
Tunzi was up against 15 other young women, and won the crown in a glittering affair at Time Square in Pretoria.
The runner-up, Sasha-Lee Olivier, takes home R250 000 in cash, and all 16 finalists receive R25 000.
Tunzi is the first Miss South Africa to wear a brand new Ndebele-inspired crown which weighs more than half a kilogram and is studded with 2 586 sparkling zirconia stones.
The Ndebele pattern at its core is a nod to the theme of this year’s Miss South Africa pageant: celebrating the beauty and diversity of African women.
The crown has been named Ubuhle Bethungo Lenkosazana, which means “beauty of the rainbow” in isiZulu.