- A Zozibini Tunzi doll has caused a stir on social media with many fans saying the new toy looks nothing like our former Miss Universe
- The doll was created by Sri Lankan celebrity doll maker Nigydolls in honour of Zozi
-Mzansi social media users had mixed reactions to the toy and took to the comments section to share their thoughts
A Zozibini Tunzi doll is making the rounds on social media for all the wrong reasons after many fans shared that they felt it looked nothing like the former Miss Universe.
Sri Lankan celebrity doll artist Nigydolls created the doll in honour of Zozi, in which she is dressed like a true queen in her Xhosa-inspired black and white beaded garment that she rocked during this year's Miss Universe pageant.
A fan took to Twitter to share the exciting news with her followers but the responses were not so great. Many social media users felt the doll was not a true representation of an African woman and criticised it for looking too Asian.
Still, others defended the doll, claiming it's always difficult to capture a person's likeness.
Check out some of the comments below:
"But the eyes... say the doll was made in China."
"Looks nothing like Zozi."
"Doesn't look like her... no no no."
"So the doll was supposed to be exactly like her? Yhu ama expert mara."
@bangi_yes defended the doll manufacturers:
"Can anyone provide any previous proof of dolls looking exactly like who they are intended to look? Growing up with action figures, I've never seen a doll that looks like the person. What exactly are people expecting here? Picture perfect DNA duplicate of Zozi?"
Meanwhile, Briefly News previously reported that Mbuyiseni Ndlozi of the EFF has joined the long list of South Africans who showered former Miss SA and Miss Universe, Zozibini Tunzi, with love after her reign as the Queen of the Universe came to an end recently.
Heading to Twitter, Ndlozi shared a snap of the breathtakingly beautiful Zozi while on the 2021 Miss Universe stage on Sunday last weekend right before she handed over the crown to Andrea Meza from Mexico.
"She reigns forever," he captioned the photo, also adding a black heart.
Many of his followers joined him in praising the Eastern Cape beauty, others however resorted to making the usual series of jokes usually reserved for local politicians. Read a few of their comments below:
"Oksalayo I'm not voting EFF this time around."
"I may not be impartial but as I saw her handing over the crown, I honestly felt if she were there as a contestant, she would have won... absolutely gorgeous."
"She could still beat everyone hands-down for years to come."
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