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Many think that elite athletes like me are taken care of. But that is not true, only a few like Sindhu are looked after well.
In fact, I am a bit apprehensive about biopics on sporting personalities in our country after seeing a few films. But my biopic is not going to be the same; it's completely different.
If I lose a match, I don't get sad or feel down. But if I lose a close match, I surely have sleepless nights.
I stopped playing mixed doubles and there is no result in mixed doubles. I was world number six. People who are talking about me and my performance and questioning my career and my achievements, where is the next mixed doubles pair, please show it to me. I would like to know.
Being a player, I am supposed to train and practice and only think about my game, what I have to develop and what weaknesses I have to take care of.
I don't expect people to understand, but as players who love the sport and have constantly been thrown a rock at by our association and now the Govt, there is only so much one can take.
Consistency is most important in international level and once you have it, you become a different player.
Unlike badminton playing major nations of the world, we never had a specialist doubles coach and so the discipline remained neglected.
I don't court controversies, but when I state facts, which are hard to digest for male-dominated authorities, they call them squabble.
I have fought back. From not being allowed to play, I have now qualified for Olympics in two events, it is satisfying. I feel proud.
Zozibini Tunzi

Zozibini Tunzi

I think we are afraid to take up space. We are afraid to be amazing. As soon as that fear leaves us and we start building that confidence of being unapologetic about being great, then i think we can get into that space of having a lot of women leaders who are just fearless.

Zozibini Tunzi

Zozibini Tunzi

I’m so grateful to have been able to go to the world and tell the story of South African women and South African children. As I stood there for Miss Universe, I spoke about leadership and I spoke about empowering young women and young boys as well.

Zozibini Tunzi

Zozibini Tunzi

I think the most important thing… is leadership. It’s something that has been lacking in young women and girls for a very long time, not because we don’t want to but because of what society has labeled women to be. I think we are the most powerful beings in the world and that we should be given every opportunity.

Zozibini Tunzi

Zozibini Tunzi

I think women should be in women’s corner even more, wherever… across the world, women need to be in each other’s corners.

Zozibini Tunzi

Zozibini Tunzi

I have been feeling the love of South Africans since I got crowned Miss South Africa, even before going to Miss Universe. Because of that, while I was walking on the Miss Universe stage, I knew that I was there as one body, but as I stood on that stage, I stood as millions of South Africans.

Zozibini Tunzi

Zozibini Tunzi

Every time people ask me, ‘Did you know that you would be Miss Universe?’, my answer is, ‘I didn’t know that I would be Miss Universe because I didn’t know it was possible for someone like me.’

Zozibini Tunzi

Zozibini Tunzi

My grandmother probably never thought she would see a day where, you know, a young black woman would be seen as a leader, which is incredible.

Zozibini Tunzi

Zozibini Tunzi

I didn’t enter Miss S.A. because I thought I was the most beautiful woman in S.A., I entered because it’s one of the few platforms that give women the ability to lead and I knew I had a powerful voice and message to send out.

Zozibini Tunzi

Zozibini Tunzi

People speak about diversity and representation like the world is ready. But when it actually happens, people can’t take change. They can’t deal with it. Which is why we have things like cyberbullying, which is why people will send you nasty DMs, say nasty things in your comments. Because they’re just not dealing with it, they’re not ready.

Zozibini Tunzi

Zozibini Tunzi

I believe that every single person was brought into this world for a purpose and that we should never leave the world as we found it, we should always strive to make a positive change.

Zozibini Tunzi

Zozibini Tunzi

It was a question I got asked often from my friends when they heard I had entered Miss S.A. – ‘will you get a weave?’ I always said I haven’t changed myself before so why should I now change for a competition?

Zozibini Tunzi

Zozibini Tunzi

I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me, with my kind of skin and my kind of hair, was never considered to be beautiful.

Zozibini Tunzi

Zozibini Tunzi

Coming from the Eastern Cape, it’s one of the most poverty-stricken provinces in the country, so whether it be in education or something else, I’d like to go directly there and help because I’ve seen it first-hand and experienced it.

Zozibini Tunzi

Zozibini Tunzi

Being black has been put in such a negative light. For such a long time, being black has been criminalized, but being black is something that I should be proud of because we have so many black people who have accomplished so many amazing things in the world.

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