Gabrielle Union praises "superstar" Pearl Thusi

Gabrielle Union praises "superstar" Pearl Thusi

"She is the kind of woman that's a superstar for all the right reasons," says American actress Gabrielle Union about Pearl Thusi.

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Pearl Thusi's new Netflix show, 'Queen Sono', is getting attention from all over the world - and one person fangirling over the actress is Gabrielle Union

The 'Being Mary Jane' star made Pearl her 'Women Crush Wednesday' this week and heaped praise on our golden girl.

"Today’s #WCW is the talented and captivating Pearl Thusi (@pearlthusi). I met Pearl randomly in a bar in Barcelona while watching the World Cup, right after watching her Netflix movie, Catching Feelings... and I completely fanned out!' Gabrielle wrote. 

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The actress added that Pearl is "the kind of woman that's a superstar for all the right reasons". 

"She is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, friend, mother and more. She has her own hair care line called Black Pearl Hair… and launched the first ever MAC Collaboration in Africa EVER. Her project Queen Sono is Netflix’s first African original," she wrote.

The 47-year-old was not done singing Pearl's praises. 

"Her passion for education, women, kids, and fighting HIV has lead her to some incredible work…. There aren’t even enough characters available for me to describe everything this woman has done for the world and accomplished!  She’s the kind of woman to pop up at my birthday dinner at my favorite Mexican spot when I thought she was out of the country... Let us lift her up in the light of goodness and hold her there."

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Gabrielle's message left Pearl speechless. 

"Gab... thank you... I really don't know what else to say. Thank you," she commented. 

Terry Pheto, Ayanda Thabethe, Salamina Mosese, and Sizwe Dhlomo thanked Gabrielle for recognising South African talent.

"Thank you queen for this post of our Pearl," singer Nhlanhla Nciza wrote.

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Today’s #WCW is the talented and captivating Pearl Thusi (@pearlthusi). I met Pearl randomly in a bar in Barcelona while watching the World Cup, right after watching her Netflix movie, Catching Feelings... and I completely fanned out! She is the kind of woman that's a superstar for all the right reasons. She is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, friend, mother and more. She has her own hair care line called Black Pearl Hair… and launched the first ever MAC Collaboration in Africa EVER. Her project Queen Sono is Netflix’s first African original… before her they had never done anything script to screen on the continent! And her movie Catch Feelings was their first African movie ever licensed. Her passion for education, women, kids, and fighting HIV has lead her to some incredible work…. helping Global Citizen, many other organizations, and starting her own, Black halo, to focus on helping rape victims. To continue her philanthropic efforts, she just started working with Nkosi’s Haven - a foundation run in honor of Nkosi Johnson, the longest surviving child born with HIV at his time of passing. There aren’t even enough characters available for me to describe everything this woman has done for the world and accomplished! She’s the kind of woman to pop up at my birthday dinner at my favorite Mexican spot when I thought she was out of the country. I'm so inspired by all the work she does. From her immense talent to her groundbreaking roles to her hairline to raising her 2 daughters. Just, WOW. Let us lift her up in the light of goodness and hold her there.

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Gabrielle also gave Zozibini a shout out shortly after she won the Miss Universe 2019 crown in December. 

"While stunning on the outside, her true beauty shines from within as a passionate advocate for women and girls around the world.... Thank you Zozibini for motivating us all and reminding us ladies that it’s time to TAKE UP SPACE," she wrote on Instagram.

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