Pearl makes debut on US drama show

Pearl makes debut on US drama show

ON SET: Pearl Thusi and 'Quantico' cast

Excited fans dubbed yesterday #PearlThusiDay.

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, 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.

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