South African actress and TV host Pearl Thusi is the cover star for Cosmopolitan South Africa’s global Netflix issue. The cover which was lensed by 23-year-old photographer Legae Sehlako shows Pearl in an embellished bodysuit designed by SA’s Gert Johan-Coetzee.

Pearl who plays the lead role in Africa’s first-ever Netflix original series shares her experiences in the local industry, as well as shares four emerging screen queens she thinks, are the next big things!


Editor-in-chief: @hollymeadowssa
Photography: @blackmilk_za
Videography: @queenluffie
Creative direction: @juangeel
Fashion: @cleopatramarco
Fashion assistant: @themarchwolf
Beauty: @themakeupstandsa
Hair: @iambomzi
Makeup: @madame_picasso
Interview: @nox_mafu