You thought Miss South-Africa 2020 was all about only prim and proper with her Miss SA crown then you are completely wrong as the Limpopo-born beauty, who is currently pursuing a BA Honours in International Relations at the University of Witwatersrand, enjoys showing off her curves. Yes you read right, the stunning images of Shudufhadzo Musida who is the reigning South Africa queen had her curves put on display by International Award Winning Portrait and Beauty Photographer who is simply known as SJ van Zyl, the shoot had her in most of the frames but she was alone as her runner-ups Miss SA runners-up Thato Thelma Mosehle and Natasha Joubert, were all captured by SJ Van Zyl, as all three belles looked gorgeous in TracyB Swimwear.
Browsing through her social media, you can tell that the beauty queen enjoys wearing swimwear. Last summer, the University of Pretoria graduate who specialized in Social Sciences in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, spent time at Clifton Beach, Cape Town, where she rocked Summer Swimsuits. She also shared another picture in a silver bikini where she spoke about body positivity.
“Body positivity is something that I’ve been learning/working on since the beginning of 2018 after a bad mental breakdown. For years body dysmorphia and self-image issues governed my life, how I ate (if I ate at all), how I saw myself, and it worsened my mental health issues. I would eat once day and exercise like a maniac on an empty stomach despite my physical health declining because I felt like I was too big and I thought my curves were something to be ashamed of because of the industry I am in.”
“The past few months have been beautiful because I have been learning to love myself for me and through my eyes. Learning to love my body at every single stage even at times when it’s not how I’d like it to look. Learning to be kinder to myself and my body, because I’ve put it through so much. It’s not easy speaking about it, but I look at this picture, and I see how far I’ve come. The last time I shot with @danielleklopper in 2017, I had hardly eaten because I wanted to look ’smaller’ and I was so tired and in a depressive state and it translated. This time around I was happy and healthy, and I’m truly thankful.”
Below are stunning bikini shots of her:
Swimwear shots for @official_misssa
Makeup : @reneedewitmakeupartistand and @bombom_makeup
Hair by @hairstylistforever using @lajawihair
Retouching by @vitaliifidyk_retouch
Swimwear : @tracyb_swimwear
Creative director and styling by @werner_wessels
Lighting @profotoza from @sunshinecoza
Gear: @canonrsa 5D MKIII and 24-70mm lens
Second shooter @ashleymariefoto
Assistants: @andreavdh.makeupartist and @kita.bezi