People from mostly-forgotten places in South Africa had to dream big, Tunzi urged.
“There is nothing wrong with growing up in a rural area – what matters is how you dream and how you commit to your dream and want to achieve more,” said Tunzi.
Her dreams took her first from her village to win the title of Miss Teen Zizo Beda of Dutywa and then a runner-up in the 2017 Miss South Africa.
“Girls from the Eastern Cape can do it – rural girls must be proud and dream more.
“I am so grateful to have touched the hearts of so many people, especially from the rural areas of the Eastern Cape,” she said.
Describing her traditional beliefs, she said: “I strongly believe in my ancestors, rituals and other traditional practices that make me the person I am. By the same token, I strongly believe in my God. I believe my ancestors believe in God.”