Port Elizabeth’s Miss SA Ziphozakhe Zokufa has been named one of “four surprising Miss Universe contestants” by beauty pageant analyst website Missology.
According to the website, there are already several front-runners in the Miss Universe competition and Zokufa, 23, is one of the four surprise additions to this group.
“These four are in the top 16 without much hype or help from the weight of their sash. They’re simply on the list because of their innate strength and pageant observers were pretty much surprised by the aura these contestants have exuded,” overall coordinator of Missosology.Org Ric Galvez said.
The television production student is up against beauties from 87 other countries but joins Miss Slovak Republic Silvia Prochadzkova, Miss Mexico Josselyn Garciglia and Miss Angola Zuleica Wilson as the four unexpected stand-outs of the competition.
“She is just full of class, of inner strength and I am pretty sure she could surprise us all,” Galvez said.
Zokufa is in Miami, Florida where she will take part in the Miss Universe pageant on January 25.
– Eleanor Douglas-Meyers