24 comments on “Zozibini Tunzi’s South African Homecoming

  1. MINGAW KAAYO ANG PARADE. SO THIS IS A LESSON FOR IMG OWNERS, PAULA & HER TEAM. IF ZOZOBINI DOES NOT SELL WELL IN HER VERY OWN COUNTRY SOUTH AFRICA, HOW MUCH MORE IN PAGEANT LOVING REGIONS SUCH AS SOUTHEAST ASIA & LATIN AMERICA? MISS UNIVERSE (I THINK) IS NOW FACING PROBLEMS ON MARKETABILITY OF ZOZOBINI. ESEP-ESEP MESS UNIVERSE!

    • Pageantry is not a big deal in South Africa as it is is the Philippines and Latin Americas. Africans are crazy about football, not in beauty contests. At least Zozibini’s homecoming was in Johannesburg, the capital city. Demi-Leigh’s was in her home city I don’t even recall the name. But the whole idea about crowning an African queen may have been to get foothold of a potentially big African market.

  2. I think after Ms Tunzi’s win, it will take another 10-15 years before a black woman will be crowned as Miss Universe.

  3. Not a single white person at her homecoming! Not a single one, Norman. It only shows how divided South Africa is still up to now. Zozi is not your typical beautiful Miss Universe but her communication skills are excellent. Are we accepting of this type of beauty sa pageant na ito? Sa opinion ko, hindi pa po.

    • Not a single white person? Then who is that white guy and white gal seated behind her on her motorcade???

  4. It was nice to see the GREEN of the South African landscape, as her convoy went past….

    I liked what that lady onstage said – Africa is (not a continent of savages, but) the mother (land) of beauty.

    I have never been to Africa, but I have known good friends in Facebook who either have visited or live (there). They echo that BEAUTY, one on a scale ferocious and grand. How can a land support so much savage wildlife in crazy densities as to actually pose a threat to humans – crocodiles, cape buffalo, and hippopotamus? Because the land is SO FECUND. Even in the vast sands of the North – Morocco in the West to Egypt in the East – you can sense something beastly in the air, in the dunes, in the night sky, in the stars.

    I also liked those musicians who entertained ZT and her guests. They remind me that Africa is the source of urban Western music genres – blues, jazz, rock n’ roll, rap, rhythm and blues, soul, reggae, and all the way up to Techno/Electronica.

    @ scorg How’s the situation there? 🙂

    • Africa is demographically composed of the white Arabs in north of Sahara and white settlers on the southern tip. South of Sahara down to the northern fringes of South Africa and Namibia is what is called black Africa. True, it’s not a continent of savages but a land of beauty– beautiful people, beautiful landscape. This is the land where every beat of the drum or the musical rythem in the air would make people gyrate and dance in celebration of just about anything! If our Christian churches is the place of quiet solitude, their churches explode in joyful noise and dance and loud prayers.

    • Despite widespread extreme poverty, people are always hopeful and remain positive about the future– “in God’s grace” as Christians say, and “Inshallah” as Muslims say. The continemt has vast natural resources; GDP in fact is higher than some Asian countries, but the wealth is enjoyed by less than 1% of the population! The teeming millions are dirt poor. Blame it on its long history of colonialization, and the ensuing corruption in government, and zero history of organized national revolt against foreign colonial masters. That’s why unlike the Filipinos who can oust erring Presidents and dictators, most Africans just try to manage their daily poverty and exploitation and leave everything to God.

    • Pageantry is not a big thing in Africa as it is in sports, particularly football. But home movies is one of the cheapest form of entertainment. I was astonished one time when my Steward asked me about Maya and Boss Chief. Yes—Filipino telenovelas reach African shores! Another surprise was when my Driver asked my permission if he can watch in my living room a Pacquiao fight aired in wee hors of the night. Yes—they know Pacquiao! But no one cares to watch with me an MU telecast in wee hours of the night.

    • Pageantry is not a big thing in Africa as it is in sports, particularly football. But home movies is one of the cheapest form of entertainment. I was astonished one time when my Steward asked me about Maya and Boss Chief. Yes—Filipino telenovelas reach African shores! Another surprise was when my Driver asked my permission if he can watch in my living room a Pacquiao fight in wee hours of the night. Yes—they know Pacquiao! But no one cares watching with me an MU telecast in wee hours of the night.

  5. she’s really beautiful. ang blooming niya ditey.

    guys, we cannot compare her homecoming with Pia or Catriona’s. Why? Iba kasi ang level of pagiging pageant fans ng Philippines and ng South Africa..

    Siguro if this is Colombia or Thailand or Indonesia, pwede pa. but nope. Let’s just be happy that she was given a warm welcome at hindi sa firetruck sumakay. CHAROT.

    IF.. IF… may isa lang talaga akong ma cocompare sakanila ni Cat.. Zozi has better wardrobe and styling compared to Cat. They gave cat a so-so looks last year e.

  6. NORMAN (SO FAR) PARANG WALANG MAY GUSTO SA POST NA ITO. YOU KNOW WHY? THIS REMINDS THE FILIPINO PAGEANT FANS THAT BB. PILIPINAS ORG. SHOULD HAVE SENT JULIA SAUBIER TO MISS UNIVERSE INSTEAD OF THAT OVERRATED & ULTRA HYPED BOBOTIC (& PANGIT) GIRL FROM CEBU. E DI SANA TAYO ANG MAY HOMECOMING PARADE AT DI HAMAK NA MAS MASAYA.

    • Sis, I’m not a fan of Gazini too pero josko, pipili ka na rin lang si Saubier pa. Hahaha! Baka naman Julia ikaw to? Hahaha! Si Saubier, kailangang magpa overhaul ng mukha bago Manalo ng crown sa Binibini or MUP. Wag na siyang mag ambisyong maging beauty queen. Di lahat ng matalino at matangkad eh dapat pumasok sa pageantry. Makuntento na siya sa diploma niya lol

  7. ganyan din naman homecoming ni Miss Earth 2015
    namimili kasi kayo ng iha hype

    buti pa South Africa
    wala lang sa kanila ang Miss Universe

    hahaha

  8. It comes with the territory. If you love your body, you have to love your skin imperfections too! hehe

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