Essence US declares Pearl Thusi "one to watch"

20 January 2017 - 11:01 By TshisaLIVE

Local actress Pearl Thusi is quickly winning over American audiences and recently had US publication Essence magazine gushing over her

Pearl, who is currently based in America while shooting for the hit US drama series Quantico, was recently named as "one to watch" by the prestigious beauty and lifestyle magazine.

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In an interview with the magazine, Pearl spoke about cutting her teeth in the South African entertainment industry, and also explained how her role on Quantico was a victory for both her and the African continent.

"It's my first time as a series regular outside of South Africa. I really hope to represent all the people of my continent well. This is the role that may just decide what happens to the rest of my life," she said.

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Pearl made her debut on Quantico in September last year and saw her name trend locally on social media site Twitter. 

She took to Twitter after the show to thank fans for their support and added that if she has inspired one person to believe in their dreams then her mission has been accomplished.

"If I've inspired one person with this then it's all the noise I need," she said.