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From walking the runway at NYFW to talking Xhosa with Trevor Noah: Zozibini Tunzi's whirlwind 1-month Miss SA journey

2019-09-11 19:00
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Zozibini Tunzi (Photo: Supplied/Miss SA Organisation)

Cape Town - 1-month after being crowned Miss South Africa, 25-year-old Zozibinzi Tunzi is taking the world by storm.

Shortly after moving into her R5 million Sandton apartment, Zozibini jetted off to New York, where she walked the runway at New York Fashion Week and met-up with local exports, Trevor Noah and Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.

Zozibini, who is fast becoming the international poster girl for natural African women, was also interviewed by Essence magazine while in the Big Apple. 

Essence is the premier lifestyle magazine for African-American women in the US. 

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The public relations graduate also met with IMG model agency, who also signed Demi-Leigh, Candice Swanepoel, Kate Moss and the Hadid sisters. 

"Thank you, South Africa, for being a part of my story. Thank you for welcoming me and embracing me for all that I am and everything I stand for. I can't wait to see what the remainder of the year has in store for us," Zozibini wrote to celebrate the milestone. 

About meeting Trevor Noah, Zozibini told TshisaLive that he is "charming" and that they "chatted away in Xhosa."

She also experienced her very-first Broadway show, alongside beauty pageant guru Werner Wessels. 

Before her trip to America, Zozibini also squeezed in several high-profile photo shoots, including one for the 2020 Sun Met and Boss Models.

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