- Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi is celebrating her 27th birthday today - the 18th of September 2020
- Briefly.co.za has compiled a list of three interesting facts about the reigning Miss Universe as she celebrates her special day
- Zozibini, affectionately known as Zozi, is truly an inspiration to many and has been reigning with poise and elegance
Today marks the 27th birthday of reigning Miss Universe, Zozibini Tunzi. Affectionately known as 'Zozi', the young lady made her way into the hearts of many around the world when she was crowned Miss Universe last year.
Zozi's beauty wasn't the only thing that won South Africans over. Her intelligence and poise both played a big part. Zozi was also crowned Miss South Africa last year and her win at Miss Universe put her on the global map.
She is inspiring, stunning and overall fantastic role model. This is why Briefly.co.za chose to honour Zozi's big day by compiling a list of three facts about her. From her humble beginnings to her massive wins, Zozi has always been down-to-earth.
1. She was raised in a small village
Zozi was raised in Sidwadweni village in the Eastern Cape. According to a report by sowetanlive, she would fetch water from a nearby village by pushing a wheelbarrow there and back. She recently returned home and got straight back to work.
2. She had previously entered Miss SA
In 2017, Zozi had made the top 12 in the Miss South Africa pageant. An article by News24 stated that Zozi had re-entered Miss SA in 2019 with a different look. She showed off her gorgeous natural hair and answered all the questions asked with poise, elegance and grace.
3. Zozi is a qualified professional
Zozi completed a National Diploma in Public Relations at the Cape Peninsula University of Technoloy. According to IOL, Zozi was busy completing her B-Tech in PR at the same institution at the time of her crowning.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported Zozibini Tunzi is finally back on home ground. South Africa's darling, Zozibini Ntunzi has recently touched South African soil for the first time in a while. Miss Universe took to her Instagram pages to share some candid pictures of herself having a fun time at her home in the Eastern Cape.
In her Instagram post, the local beauty can be seen preparing a traditional dish complete with fire a big black pot and a wooden spoon. She is also wearing the very traditional doek, apron and flip-flops and in true African woman nature, she paired the flops with warm toe socks.
Fans of the beauty welcomed her home warmly and shared their thoughts on the way she boldly celebrated her culture while fellow celebrity, Somizi, tried to squeeze an invite out of the model by mentioning how he'd like a visit.
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