Zozibini is the all-time beauty queen and there is absolutely no rival for her
When Zozibini Tunzi won the Miss South Africa crown back in 2019, she not only changed the perception of beauty queens together with her signature haircut; but her personality and laugh won the hearts of South Africans.
Even before she went on to win the Miss Universe 2019 crown, South Africans had firmly placed her on the Basetsana Kumalo status of beloved beauty queens that South Africans will always remember. But with Zozibini winning the Miss Universe crown, the value of being one among the foremost beloved and memorable Miss South Africas started showing what the negative side of it all was; the backlash that beauty queens that came after her would receive. Which to be honest, isn’t her fault.
First, it had been the recently dethroned Miss South Africa 2019, Sasha-Lee Olivier that took over the crown from Zozi. Besides people dragging by suggesting that she was the illegitimate Miss South Africa |African country|African nation”> South Africa because “Zozi will always be our Miss South Africa.” When the sweetness queen started learning weight because of, life; social media body-shamed Sasha with viral suggestions that she was pregnant. And even after she had addressed the rumors, whenever there was an opportunity to tug her, it had been used with no mercy.
Your point sis?
— World We Created. (@_Lindiiwe) November 14, 2020
Now it seems that the subsequent one to hold that cross is that the newly crowned Miss South Africa, Shudufhadzo Musida. the sweetness queen could be continuing the further disrupt the misconceptions of what a beauty queen is meant to seem like as a bald-headed, curvy beauty queen. But it seems that the matter that made her trend before she won the crown, is getting used as a reason to start out the smear campaign against Shudu.
You're doing the most😍
I'm so happy to see Limpopo coming out to embrace you and welcoming you home. Keep making everyone proud ❤🇿🇦 https://t.co/i2uDw5zAaH
— Zozibini Tunzi (@zozitunzi) November 13, 2020
First was the matter of Shudu not being as interactive on social media as Zozibini has been together with her followers on social media. This led to the chats over what has been discussed as her lack of a personality. By the second day of Zozibini having been crowned her laugh was a part of her magic and charisma. it’s been every week since Shudu has taken the crown, and that I bet not tons folks know what her laugh seems like .
You don’t know who MissSA is? 😐
— Culprit (@CulpritEnter) November 14, 2020
It’s really ok for you guys to love Zozi & wish she could’ve been Miss SA forever but there’s honestly no need for these tweets about “something missing or off” about Shudu.
You’re being unnecessarily rude & also going against part of what Zozi stands for mos?
Be better people
— Lerato N. (@uLelato) November 13, 2020
Iam confused ? Didn’t we want Shudu as Ms SA ? I mean we voted her in ??
— NATHANIEL (@Thyholywater) November 14, 2020
But on Twitter, the talk has taken another wrong turn. As tweeps still compare, the talk has been reduced to the matter of tribalism. As a Miss South Africa from Limpopo- a province that has been overlooked for the wealth of talent it’s given to the country- many feel that the backlash is due to her origin and not her capability to handle the crown.
Tribalism amongst South Africans is exhausting, the hate that Miss SA is getting is from the same group of people that undermine other tribes.
— ꪀꪊꪀꪖ✨ (@_IpelengL) November 13, 2020
People who say Shudu is being ‘hated on’ coz she’s from Limpopo have clearly not been following the Miss SA pageant long enough. Zozi was not immediately celebrated by everyone after she won,Metro FM even went as far as doing a poll asking people if they thought she was beautiful
— Asavela (@AsaKakaza) November 14, 2020
People can say whatever they want about Ms SA but no one can take her crown away from her. People should just drink water and watch her serve her shine ✌🏾
— L I H L E ♥️💎📌 (@Lihle_Shwai) November 13, 2020