Pearl Thusi, born Sithembile Xola Pearl Thusi on May 13, 1988, in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, is a multifaceted talent known for her work as an actress, model, radio personality, and television host. Despite facing hardships in her childhood, she persevered and rose to become one of South Africa’s most popular media personalities. Let’s take a closer look at her inspiring journey and successful career.
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Pearl Thusi Early Life and Education:
Pearl Thusi’s childhood was marked by difficulties as she witnessed her father abusing her mother. At the tender age of 14, tragedy struck when her mother passed away. Pearl fondly remembers her late mother and wishes she could have been there to witness her success in the entertainment industry. She grew up with two younger sisters, Prunella and Pamela Thusi. Pearl attended Pinetown Girls’ High School and pursued a B.A in Dramatic Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand, taking a brief hiatus from her studies to focus on her burgeoning career.
Modeling and Career Beginnings:
Pearl Thusi’s career began to take shape during her teenage years when she ventured into modeling. In 2003, she participated in the Miss South African Teens pageant, securing the first runner-up position at the age of 15. This achievement opened doors for her in the modeling industry, leading to magazine covers, advertisements, and appearances in music videos and local and international shows.
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