Born May 13, 1988 in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa as Sithembile Xola Pearl Thusi, She is a South African actress, model, radio and television personality. She rose to fame by co-presenting the kid’s show iCrew on SABC3 and also known for her role as orphan Samkelisiwe Nkambule on the SABC1 drama series Zone 14, which lasted from 2011-2012.
As a model, Pearl have appeared in adverts for Vodacom, Edgars, Jet, Altech Netstar, DStv, Khomanani, SANBS, Toyota, Kellogg’s Special K, Danone and KFC, among others. As former Miss KZN, she was also one of four personalities in the running to join the e.tv reality competition series Tropika Island of Treasure in 2012 as a co-host for DJ Fresh, but lost out to Nicole Flint.
Pearl joined the SABC1 gossip show The Real Goboza as a co-host in 2012 by replacing Brenda Ngxoli and also presented on the SABC1 music show LIVE Amp. She played Palesa Motaung on the SABC3 soapie Isidingo. In 2014 she hosted the sixth season of Tropika Island of Treasure, on SABC1. Pearl has a daughter with well-known sports presenter Walter Mokoena.