It became a very bad Wednesday morning for Miss SA entrant, Bianca Schoombee, as she woke up to a viral series of her old racist tweets.
21-year-old Bianca Schoombee is a Johannesburg based young model with a dream of becoming Miss SA who came under fire following racist tweets she made when she was a teenager.
In a series of tweets that date back to when she was 14/15, Schoombee was found using the N-word a couple of times and body shaming women at the same time.
The young model under the SYNC modelling agency went and wrote a number of apologies on Twitter and some were later deleted. It now appears that the model has deleted or deactivated her Twitter account.
“I woke up this morning with a call from my mother. VERY confused, not even knowing where to start. I am devastated that someone “dug” up tweets from when I was 14/15 (2014) and displayed my childhood life in a negative light,” Schoombee wrote on Twitter.
Her modelling agency, the ‘SYNC Models’ also commented on the matter, defending Schoombee. They made it known that they don’t care about what Schoombee said six years ago. Instead, they were very clear that they will continue to represent her no matter what.
In a series of tweets, the SYNC said:
” Good Morning SA, We address you in regards to the past tweets from our model @BIANCA1015Z . SYNC Models has taken this matter very seriously & have taken into consideration that the tweets are 7-6 years old.”
“We would like to mention that people should not dwell on the past, as it does not define ones future and Bianca has grown holistically as a person. #BiancaForMissSA.”
“When we signed Bianca in 2018, she still to this day represents exceptional qualities such as; 1)A positive outlook on life 2)Extremely well mannered 3)Strong work ethic 4)Being Poised, graceful and confident 5) Posses the quality of a leader that is relatable #BiancaForMissSA.”
“Bianca is a winner all the way no matter what, she is a leader that is adaptable and focused entirely on representing SA. SYNC Models will continue the representation of Bianca and support her endeavours leading up to @Official_MissSA. Thank You #BiancaSchoombee #BiancaForMissSA.”
However, the agency has announced that she has pulled her entry for the 2020 Miss South Africa pageant.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT: pic.twitter.com/ggEkJF6FLB
— SYNC Models (@sync_models) May 20, 2020
— Bianca Schoombee (@BIANCA1015Z) May 20, 2020