Addressing the critic, LootLove explained that there are different kinds of beauty and hoped that one day people will learn and understand that. To you, looking like a boy is an insult, to her: she broke barriers with that same look,” said LootLove. She added that the criticism Zozibini gets is fuelling her to soar higher.
This is not the first time Zozibini’s looks have sparked debate on social media.
After winning her title in August, she addressed trolls who left negative comments about her blackness and her hair. In a frank and powerful Instagram post dedicated to brown-skinned girls, Zozibini said “unkind comments” about “blackness” were nothing new for women of colour.