What’s next for Zozibini Tunzi? SA beauty returns to SA

Former Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi is back in Johannesburg, South Africa after staying in New York in the United States during her Miss Universe reign.


Zozi spoke to Azania Moseka on 702 to talk about her next move as she handed over her crown to Miss Mexico, Andrea Meza in May 2021.

Holding the record for the longest reign for a Miss Universe,she says she cried the whole time during her final walkout.

After her crowning, Zozi had many plans to travel the world for the organisation and goals she wanted to do, but those changed because of the pandemic.

“It was so emotional doing that crowning and the walkout. I had been Miss Universe for a year and a half, it had become who I am. It feels like a closed chapter, there were so many emotions, it was bittersweet. Sweet because of new things and beginnings,” writes The Citizen.

Zozi says she visited her family upon her return to South Africa as she hadn’t seen them for six months. “I knew the first thing I wanted to do when I landed was to see them, to give thanks to the elders and ancestors.”

She said culture and prayer was very important to her, as she asked for guidance during her whole journey.

“Now we ready for the next chapter, whatever that is.” Zozi says she can’t say as yet what those plans are, as they are still in the works and with her contract obligations.

According to IOL, the only thing she can confirm is that she will continue with her humanitarian work because “that is close to my heart”.

Zozi has been quite vocal with her singing talents on social media, with many fans wondering if she would pursue a signing career.

“It is definitely one of the things that are in the works. Music and television are just some of the many things in the mix.”

As she lived in the US for more than a year, a permanent move to the States is also a possibility. She said the move is not out of the question “now” but it makes more sense to be in Africa with the plans she has. Guess we will just have to wait and see what those plans are.