- Miss South Africa 2019, Zozibini Tunzi, has shared what she feels the new Buhle crown represents
- She's the first to wear this beautiful new crown and it is packed with symbolism
- According to Zozibini, the crown is about a new dawn, change and bravery
Zozibini Tunzi rewrote the rules when she bagged the Miss South Africa crown a little over two months ago.
By letting go of the conventional idea of beauty and competing with her natural pixie cut, Zozibini has become an inspiration to many.
The beauty has shared on social media what she thinks the new Buhle crown means and symbolises.
Zozibini is the first winner to wear this crown - a new, modern design.
Here's part of what she said the crown represents:
"I am the first Miss South Africa to wear the Buhle crown by @americanswissza . The introduction of the new crown symbolises so much to me. It stands for a new dawn. It symbolises change and bravery.
"I have been very vocal about my mission to break beauty stereotypes. I believe in inclusion and representation in every shape and form, and with the help of @official_misssa I am well on my way."
According to IOL News, the crown’s name is inspired by 'uBuhle Bethungo Lenkosazane', meaning 'The Beauty of a Rainbow'.
Johan Louw, a world-renowned Mzansi jewellery designer, joined forces with American Swiss to design the masterpiece.
Buhle is handcrafted in sterling silver and has a total weight of 182 carats.
Just last month, Briefly.co.za reported that Zozibini took on the Big Apple and New York Fashion Week.
She walked the runway for local designers, got interviewed by Essence magazine and even met up with Trevor Noah.
This was an absolutely life-changing trip for our new Miss SA, and she's doing a fantastic job of representing Mzansi.
The crown may symbolise a change and bravery to Zozibini, but she's a symbol of that for our women.
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