Will Pearl Thusi Be The Oprah Winfrey Of South Africa? Netizens In Discussion

Salena Harshini |Mar 12, 2021

Entertainment all-rounder Pearl Thusi may have the makings of being South Africa's version of 'Oprah', though opinions may vary.

Oprah Winfrey has been on the headlines in the last few days after the viral interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The high-profile almost broke social media because of the massive volume of chatter that came after.

After locally airing, many viewers in South Africa have been wondering if there is anyone who could rival Winfrey’s ability to do similar dream interviews.

Pearl Thusi And Oprah Winfrey
Will Pearl Thusi be the South African version of Winfrey?

And the names that get the most votes are Pearl Thusi and Anele Mdoda

Following the screening hours, actress Pearl Thusi along with TV legend Noeleen Maholwana Sanggu, and host Anele Mdoda began trending online.

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She is the most influential woman in SA showbiz.

A lot of South African think that these ladies would be the ideal pick to host the most big-time interviews in the country.

Although the famous Pearl Thusi seemed to be the most favorite, she has been surrounded by some bad publicity recently. In fact, Internet users commented that she has a tendency to make talks about herself.

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Pearl Thusi is a South African actress, model, television host, and radio personality.

The Queen Sono star owns her bad press while admitting that she may be “messy, problematic, confusing, etc”. However, she also said fans should remember that she is also only human.

Pearl Thusi is among the hardest-working South African stars

Born in 1988 in KwaNdengezi’s Durban township, Sithembile Xola Pearl Thusi is considered one of the most diligent stars in South Africa from an early age.

She used to pursue a drum major and then attended local pageants. After earning the title of Miss Teen SA pageant runner-up in 2003, she started getting bookings for commercials and modeling gigs.

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The actress also has an impact in the international entertainment world.

She has not stopped rising as a superstar ever since. Some of her most known appearances are in Zone 14, soap opera Isidingo, and BBC’s The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.

Her breakout role in “Quantico”

The breakout acting of Pearl Thusi came round with Quantico which is a drama series that aired from 2015 to 2018. Collaborating with Priyanka Chopra, she went on board as Dayana Mampasi, a human rights lawyer in the second season.

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Pearl Thusi in "Quantico".

After this, she earned her leading role in the romcom Catching Feelings. Moreover, her popularity arose after the critically acclaimed series on Netflix Queen Sono.

With her vast experience in showbiz, Pearl Thusi is most likely to take on the role of Oprah Winfrey of South Africa, even if some may not agree.

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