Windhoek – Former Miss South Africa and Miss Universe, Zozibini Tunzi, returns to the stage that propelled her to international stardom, but this time as co-host rather than as the star of the runway.
Zozibini will cohost Miss SA 2021 on October 16 at Grand West Arena in Cape Town with friend and Miss Universe 2018, Catriona Gray. Gray host the pageant’s exclusive online pre-show.
Zozibini said on social media, “What a full circle moment! In 2019 I was crowned Miss SA. In 2020 I was a judge and this year I’m excited to announce that I will be a backstage Co-host for @official_misssa 2021.”
The 63rd edition of Miss SA will be aired live on M-Net and Mzansi Magic, while international viewers can also watch it online at www.misssa.live.
The ten finalists were announced in August this year, and the top three will represent South Africa at Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss Supranational.
Hailing from the Philippines, Catriona returns to Miss SA after sitting on the judges’ panel that crowned Zozibini the queen 2019. Zozibini went on to succeed Catriona as Miss Universe a few months later.
The 28-year-old Zozibini was born in Tsolo in the Eastern Cape, was recently unveiled as the new face of luxury brand LUX.
She said at the time, “I remember being a young girl seeing beautiful, confident, superstar women on TV, Magazines and Billboards of LUX. To me they looked like superheroes and I would pretend to be them everytime my mum bought a bar of LUX soap for herself.
“I never really got to master how they lathered it so perfectly on their skin though, but I think I more than made up for it on this gorgeous ad LOL! To young Zozi, this one is for you, you big dreamer. You became the girl on the Billboards. I am forever grateful for this life and don’t take anything for granted.
“To my new famil @lux_southafrica, Thank you and I can’t wait to walk the rest of this beautiful journey with you.”
Zozibini joins media personality and fashion designer, Nandi Madida, who has been the face of LUX since 2017.