Getting to know Thulisa Keyi

Picture a woman with girl-next-door charm, but with the looks of a beauty queen

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:44 PM  | Thulisa Keyi 

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She was one of the finalists for Miss South Africa 2018 and was recently crowned Miss South Africa World, we get to know more about this gorgeous and intelligent lady from the Eastern Cape.

Here are just a few things we've come to learn about the 26-year-old

  • She Graduated from the University of Cape Town with a BCom Accounting and PGDA
  • She grew up in Mdantsane and according to her she wasn't aware of the disadvantage and poverty that surrounded her and saw the world as it should:

"It felt totally normal because I did not know anything else,” she recalls. “Just like any other township in South Africa, we experienced similar socio-economic challenges: high crime rate, high levels of unemployment, and high levels of teenage pregnancy.” It is only with hindsight that she acknowledges the socio-economic conditions from which she ultimately rose."

  • Thulisa sadly lost her father at the age of 17:

“My late father has inspired every step I take, even in his absence. It was a terribly painful experience and something that I still have difficulty talking about. But through it I found the strength to really be the woman that I have become, one who goes for her dreams and is an inspiration to the nation.”

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As Miss World South Africa, Keyi hopes to use her position to, “further the cause of the economic empowerment of women in South Africa”. These are not just words to Keyi. Her desire to work for the betterment of society stems from her own experience as the recipient of a social outreach programme – a programme she says literally changed her life.

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