Pearl Thusi Biography: How She Rose To International Fame

Pearl Thusi’s biography is filled with trials, tribulations, and triumphs.

By  | Oct 16, 2021, 07:53 PM  | Pearl Thusi  | Top of The

Pearl Thusi-South African celebrity
Pearl Thusi is a model, TV host, actor, MC, radio host, and entrepreneur.

She began modeling when she was a youngster and has competed in a number of pageants. Pearl was crowned Miss KwaZulu-Natal in 2005 and Miss SA Teen first runner-up in 2003.

In 2006, the Durban beauty rose to prominence as a presenter on SABC 3's iCrew. After finishing high school, she relocated to Johannesburg to pursue her studies at Wits University. While schooling, Pearl continued to concentrate on her modeling and acting careers.

It was in 2009 that the former Pinetown Girls' High School student landed a role in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, opposite American actress Jill Scott. When Netflix revealed Pearl would feature in Queen Sono, the streaming service's first-ever African original series, she made history.

Lip Sync Battle Africa on MTV, BET Africa's Behind the Story, SABC 1's LIVE Amp, and the Comedy Central Roast of AKA are among the presentations she has hosted. In 2019, Pearl teamed up with WWF South Africa to help conserve the country's wildlife.

Pearl Thusi and Friends  

Pearl is one of those people that likes to keep her friends close and isn't afraid to show how much she values them.

In a beautiful social media message, she gushed about her friend Nomuzi Mabena.

She made a list of all the things she admired in her BFF, beginning with the first time they met and ending with the present.

"Hi, Nomuzi... @moozlie. I know you have no clue about how much I care for you. I’ve loved you and your energy since I first saw you. The way you smile, how sweet and badass you are at the same time," she wrote.

Pearl went on to praise her hard work and vitality, applauding her contribution to the entertainment industry and her ability to stay true to herself.

"How hard you work, how hard you love. I can’t wait for the day you truly realise how incredible you are. I know you feel it but I can’t wait till you love it and live it. In the way, I see you but most importantly, the way God sees you." Pearl says. 

Pearl Thusi and DJ Zinhle, her best friend, are nearly inseparable. After Zinhle's baby daddy AKA left her for Bonang Matheba in 2015, they became closer. During the construction of Pearl's residence in 2017, Zinhle even moved in with her. Pearl virtually forced her to move into her house, the DJ joked.

“I didn't have a home, I was homeless and she was in New York and she literally forced me to move into her house  and I was really uncomfortable but she was like, I'm not hearing it you're moving to my house, so I moved with my nanny, my baby, everything into her house." Zinhle said on Channel O's Top 5 Drive.

Pearl Thusi Nigeria

South Africans advised her to try next door while she was advocating for one love.

Following her advocacy for an unified Africa, Pearl Thusi received a great deal of hostility from South Africans. Since she has been constantly tweeting about the problem of xenophobia and demanding that the issue should be prioritized over difficulties in the United States.

The #QueenSono actress has been dragged in the past, with some even claiming she was dating a Nigerian man.

The model turned to Twitter to express her gratitude to her "peeps in Nigeria" for always making her look amazing! Pearl even began the tweet with the name Ngozi, which she was given by her Nigerian family.

Pearl Thusi Family

Prunella and Pamela Thusi, her younger sisters, are the eldest children in her family.

Pearl has four half-siblings that are older than her. Despite children mocking her about her skin color, she claims she had a joyful upbringing. Pearl is much paler than her siblings and cousins.

"My father has a dark complexion. My mother had a light complexion. On my father's side, I have a recessive gene that dates back five generations. My family was mixed race five generations ago, therefore that's where it came from. "It's usual for years to go by without someone being born bright or having blue eyes until a few generations later when there's a gene recession," she told Glen Lewis on Touch HD in 2017.

Pearl Thusi's parents influenced her development as a person. Her mother died when she was still a teenager, in 2004. In interviews, Pearl frequently mentions her mother, calling her as the "hardest worker." Pearl stated she had to fill the roles of mother and wife after her mother died. After graduating from high school, she relocated to Johannesburg.

She told Anele Mdoda on Real Talk, "I ran away from being a mother to my sisters and being a wife to my father (in a sense) to being a real wife and mother."

Bhekizizwe Thusi, Pearl's father, had a tumultuous relationship with her. He is accused of abusing Pearl's mother, and she reveals he was the first man who broke her heart. Following her mother's death, their connection grew tense as well.

She spent her birthday without her father for the first time in 2020. She used Instagram to inform her followers that her father had died. Despite the fact that their connection had been strained at the time of her mother's death, all had been forgiven and the two had reconciled.

Pearl Goes MIA

Everyone's favorite is Pearl Thusi, and it's difficult not to like her. Fans adore it when she posts pictures of her vacations, her girls, and even her dearest friends on social media. She's famous for her sensuous photos and videos that have captivated the hearts of many, but something doesn't seem right lately.

Her fans were shocked when she vanished from social media without warning. The actress recently cancelled all of her social media accounts, which drew a lot of attention because everyone these days is a social media addict.

We're all pent up in our homes, unable to go outdoors because of the lockdown. It has even reunited us with long-lost relatives and friends who have been absent for a long time. For most people, social media is their sole way of staying in touch, and this is when the social media detectives detected someone was missing, and it turned out to be none other than Pearl Thusi.

Pearl On #QueenSono

Who would have guessed this crown would be worn by a South African woman?

Pearl is a multi-talented woman who wears several hats. She has demonstrated that she has a great deal of talent when it comes to being on camera.

Viewers have given her current endeavor, 'Queen Sono,' a thumbs up.

Pearl plays Queen Sono, a "spy working for an underground South African outfit sworn to protecting the people of Africa" in the action-packed series.

If you haven't already begun watching it, you should, because homegirl recently set the internet on fire when she had the entire Mzansi hype on her and Vuyo Dabula's passionate sex scene on #QueenSono.

The two can be seen working hard beneath the sheets in a video that has since gone viral, and we even get a look of Pearl's titties which certainly broke the internet, as they quickly became a hot subject on Twitter.

Because so many people adore her work, fans were mad after Netflix reversed its decision to renew the series for a second season.

Pearl Thusi Age 

Sithembile Xola Pearl Thusi is her full name. On May 13, 1988, Pearl Thusi was born in Durban's kwaNdengezi neighborhood. She is 33-years-old.

Pearl Thusi Quantico

In 2016, Pearl Thusi landed one of her most important TV roles when she was featured in the American TV series Quantico. Priyanka Chopra, a Bollywood actress, starred in the show. In season two, Pearl portrayed Dayana Mampasi, a Harvard Law School graduate from Zimbabwe. In 2018, the final episode of Quantico aired.

In an interview with the Citizen newspaper, Pearl revealed what it was like to work on the set.

“Some days my call time is as early as 5am and others I only get picked up at 1pm. We have anything between 12 to 14 hours on set, and sometimes I am there throughout, depending on the location of the scene, as well as camera angles. Before we shoot any scene we need to rehearse and the director then sees which camera shot he would like. Bear in mind that these cameras are moved around meaning we sometimes have to repeat the same scene a few times,” she said.

Pearl Thusi Career

Pearl Thusi has appeared in a number of films both locally and internationally. In Scorpion King: Book of Souls, she portrayed warrior princess Tala. The film's primary actor was American actor Zach McGowan. In October 2018, the straight-to-DVD film, which was shot in Cape Town, was released. Pearl and Zach have become good friends since then.

Pearl Thusi co-starred alongside Kagiso Lediga in the film Catching Feelings. Netflix had the romantic comedy made available to watch. Kalushi and Tremors 5: Bloodlines are two of Pearl's other film credits. She's also appeared on Rhythm City, Zone 14, Soul City, and Isidingo, among other shows.

Pearl Thusi Relationships

Pearl Thusi and Robert Marawa made their relationship official on Instagram in 2016 after months of speculation. They tried to keep the news under wraps at first, but Pearl eventually confirmed it on Real Talk.

“He took me to my favourite restaurant - he's very romantic… [a] platter came and there was a box and I thought it was chocolate and then I opened it and in the end I realised what was going on and then there he was, sweating, and then finally it happened. He did kneel but I didn’t see that,” she said.

Before they could walk down the aisle, Pearl and Robert split up. In August 2017, he confirmed their breakup. "I can confirm that our relationship with Miss Pearl Thusi ended a few months ago, as gossip has it. "However, we remain close friends," he tweeted.

Despite his assertions that they remained good friends, the ex-lovers would eventually throw social media digs at each other.

Before he fell madly in love with Minnie Dlamini, Pearl Thusi apparently dated TV producer Quinton Jones. The relationship has never been confirmed by Pearl. According to some sources, Minnie snatched Quinton from under Pearl's nose.

Pearl was one of the first to congratulate Minnie and Quinton when they got engaged, thus the love triangle claims are unlikely to be true. "YAAAAASSSS," she posted on Instagram after she and Quinton announced their engagement in 2016.

She is currently rumored to be dating businessman Shaun Keith Alfred Bonett.

Pearl Thusi has never been married and has never had a husband. Some admirers assume the actress was married to Walter Mokoena, although the couple never married. NBA star Serge Ibaka and rapper Da Les are among Pearl's rumored celebrity exes.

Pearl Thusi Daughters

With her ex-boyfriend Walter Mokoena, Pearl Thusi has a daughter named Thandolwethu. Thando is her nickname among her family and friends. During her first year at university, Pearl became pregnant with Thando. Okuhle, Pearl's adoptive daughter, is also a member of the family. She is thought to have adopted Okuhle in late 2018, but the news was officially announced in May 2019.

Currently she is rumored to be expecting a third child.

“Mothers are like heroes... They're not only born. They can also become. Be made. Not only by blood, but by love. By kindness. Bravery. Compassion,” Pearl wrote on Instagram.

Pearl Thusi Business

In 2015, Pearl Thusi released her Black Pearl hair care line. Pearl is recognized for her signature afro, so it was only natural for her to launch her own haircare line. The line was created in collaboration with Afro-botanics. In 2019, Pearl Thusi's hair products are still selling like hotcakes.

The talented actor also owns equity in premium gin brand Black Rose Gin.

Pearl Thusi Net Worth

Pearl Thusi is one of Africa's wealthiest actors, with a net worth of millions. Her net worth is unclear, however it is estimated to be in the $2 million range. Pearl earns money from a variety of areas, including her business activities, endorsements, and films.
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