Twitter weighs in on Miss SA Zozibini Tunzi's national costume
Last week Friday Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi unveiled the national costume she will be wearing during the Miss Universe pageant in Atlanta, Georgia, on December 5.
Designed by costume designer Lloyd Kandlin from The Costume Department in Cape Town, the costume named "Waves of Love" features more than 2 000 ribbons of love notes written on recycled fabric.
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Here she is! Waves of love! I’m proud to wear a wave of South African love with me on the Miss Universe Stage. Thank you to everyone who partook in my #HeforShe campaign and still continue to do so! #missUniverse #MissSouthafrica
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The ribbons each contain love letters written by South African men as part of her gender-based violence and #HeForShe campaign.
They have been sown together on the shape of the SA flag that appears to be draped around her on a steel structure. The costume is topped with a golden crown and beads hanging from the edge of the design which glimmers as she moves.
As with national costumes on the past, it's no surprise that there have been mixed responses to Tunzi's costume design.
Mzanzi took to Twitter to air their views on the colourful costume.
There are the ones who flat out hated it...
Miss SA's costume is just ugly though.— V. (@ilSfarzo) November 23, 2019
Whoever keeps getting that tender to dress Miss SA for National costume should be fired.— Sunshine (@Naledi__S) November 23, 2019
Miss SA’s costume is so tragic 😭— Blue Moon Diamond (@Rea_Walker) November 23, 2019
They took the achingly gorgeous Miss SA, dipped her in adhesive...dumped the contents of a bin over her and called it a "National Costume" 💔— Njabulo Nene (@NjabuloSeh) November 22, 2019
SA's Miss Universe costumes have always been a mess tho. I don't know why y'all expected miracles to happen this year. pic.twitter.com/qyMoMgJll4— Simply Jamal 🏳️🌈 (@JamalDeanG) November 22, 2019
While there was those who had a heart and saw some good in it....
Do you guys REALLY hate Miss SA’s national costume or you just expected a better costume for Zozi ‘cause we like her so much!?— Mvelo Mashala (@MashalaMvelo) November 22, 2019
I’ve seen our national costumes from the previous years and I can tell you now, this is not the worst!
Then there are the die-hard fans who loved the costume as much as Miss SA herself.
Well I think miss SA costume looks dope. Guess I'm the only one— Mang'z (@JeffreyLeMangs) November 22, 2019
Miss SA is showcasing South Africa to the WORLD not to only South Africans!— The Ntsikelelo Kuntumi (@TKuntumi) November 22, 2019
Let's think global. I love this costume and I am sure the world will love it too🥰👌#MissUniverse2019 #JacobZuma #BlackFriday pic.twitter.com/bUjsLBBjM1
I love the costume.— ChesterQha (@ChesterQha_) November 22, 2019
Miss SA looks awesome and makes a statement
This is a gr8 constume for Miss Uni