Miss SA Zozibini Tunzi's national costume. Picture: Instagram
Miss SA Zozibini Tunzi's national costume. Picture: Instagram

Twitter weighs in on Miss SA Zozibini Tunzi's national costume

By Gerry Cupido Time of article published Nov 25, 2019

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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.

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... 

While there was those who had a heart and saw some good in it....

Then there are the die-hard fans who loved the costume as much as Miss SA herself.

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