Zozibini Tunzi spoke about the trolling that she received online because of her skin tone, and said, ‘I think it was in that moment where I was like, I’m not even mad because it’s just how society has labelled people to be. It’s like how we have been programmed to see beauty that way, you know…The further you are from being fair, the uglier you are. And I just saw it [the trolling] as an educational moment. I remember putting up a post speaking about it. Speaking about colourism, speaking about racism.‘
She also spoke how importance the fight against gender-based violence not only in South Africa but internationally as well. Zozibini Tunzi also addressed the importance of groups to mobilise together to fight the battle.
When Trevor asked her what she’s excited to experience during her reign as Miss Universe, she said that she’s excited to travel the world.
‘New York is so cold, oh my god! I just want to feel my toes one more time. I’m looking forward to travelling the world. I want to take my message across the globe. With this crown comes great responsibility and a big following…This is the beginning of building generational wealth for my family, too,’ she said.
Of course, South Africans were loving the fact that two South Africans were owning the stage internationally:
Two South Africans on an American Television show interviewing each other.
Zozibini Tunzi & Trevor Noah ✨ pic.twitter.com/r7YgJ3kb4u
— Hermaine M (@HermaineM) December 18, 2019
If taking up space were people… It would be Trevor noah & Zozibini tunzi?????????? https://t.co/bE4QK87kTz
— Mkhululi ? (@vumathongo) December 18, 2019
Zozibini Tunzi and Trevor Noah on the Daily Show together, our kids doing the most representing this year, the year can end already, SA is blessed ?? pic.twitter.com/DX6g0jWnum
— BI Phakathi (@biphakathi) December 18, 2019
Watch the interview with Trevor Noah here:
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