Lerato Maimela
Digital Journalist
2 minute read
8 Jun 2022
4:58 pm

Miss SA titleholder Zozibini Tunzi mistaken for Netherlands model

Lerato Maimela

The glamorous Vogue Netherlands cover features models Nella Ngingo and Arantxa Oosterwolde who are romantic partners.

Miss South Africa 2019 titleholder, Zozibini Tunzi. Picture: Instagram

A Vogue Netherlands magazine cover has gone viral on Twitter after people from South Africa mistook one of the models on the cover for South African model and Miss South Africa 2019 titleholder, Zozibini Tunzi.

The glamorous photograph was taken for the cover of Vogue Netherlands magazine for their May 2022 issue, and it features models Nella Ngingo and Arantxa Oosterwolde who are romantic partners.

Nella is dressed in a red frilly dress, while her partner Arantxa is wearing the same type of dress, but in blue. The photograph sees the pair admiring one another and heading in for a kiss, while only giving the photographer their side profiles.

Taking to social media in April, Vogue Netherlands shared the magazine cover, explaining that Nella and Arantxa were used on the cover to celebrate wedding season with the Vogue wedding issue.

“Wedding season is upon us, and so is the release of Vogue‘s Wedding Issue. Lovers @nellaroz and @arantxaoosterwolde cover themselves in colourful tulle for the cover shoot,” said the publication.

Since then, the cover went viral on Twitter on Tuesday evening after South African tweeps mistook Nella for their favourite former Miss SA, Zozibini Tunzi.

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Ngingo’s side profile strikes a remarkable resemblance to Tunzi as the two models are both dark skinned, they both have short hair, a big and beautiful smile, as well as the same shaped-nose.

Although many people were convinced that the Miss SA 2019 titleholder had graced the cover of Vogue Netherlands, and come out as a member of the LGBTQI+ community during pride month, a few knew that the cover girl could not be Zozi because of the many arm tattoos which are visible on the model on the cover.

Here is what tweeps had to say about the magazine cover: