Peasrl Thusi trended on Twitter yesterday for all the right reasons.
The South African actress made her international TV debut in Season 2 of the hit American drama series Quantico, starring Priyanka Chopra, which premiered on VuzuAmp last night.
Excited fans dubbed yesterday #PearlThusiDay as they anticipated the star’s debut.
Fan Sibongile Mafu @sboshmafu tweeted: “I’ve never been so excited for 15 seconds of television ever ever #PearlThusiDay”
According to deadline.com, the actress will play Dayana Mampasi, a top graduate at Harvard who gets recruited by the CIA, but struggles to fit in.
Early in the year Pearl was the co-host of MTV’s Lipsync Battle Africa.
But not everyone was happy for Pearl.
Singer and poet Ntsiki Mazwai said she her “spirits were deflated” when she heard about #PearlThusiDay, and questioned why not more people are interested in the story of Winnie Mandela.