Miss South Africa, Zozibini Tunzi has emerged the 2019 Miss Universe.
Zozibini emerged the winner while Miss Universe Puerto Rico, Madison Anderson emerged first-runner up and Miss Universe Mexico, the second-runner up.
Miss Universe 2018, Catriona Gray crowned Zozibini Tunzi at the event held in Atlanta on Sunday night.
The 26-year-old is active in fighting against gender biasness. When asked about the most important thing girls should be taught. She responded; “leadership” and spoke about the need for women to start taking up spaces in a male dominated society.
— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) December 9, 2019
Also, her biography describes her as someone who “has devoted her social media campaign to changing the narrative around gender stereotypes. She is a proud advocate for natural beauty and encourages women to love themselves the way they are.”
When asked why she’s the right choice for the Miss Universe title, she responded “I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me — with my kind of skin and my kind of hair — was never considered to be beautiful.
“I think it is time that that stops today. I want children to look at me and see my face and I want them to see their faces reflected in mine.”
Reacting to her win, she wrote on her Twitter page;
“Tonight a door was opened and I could not be more grateful to have been the one to have walked through it.
“May every little girl who witnessed this moment forever believe in the power of her dreams and may they see their faces reflected in mine. I am #MissUniverse2019.”
Tonight a door was opened and I could not be more grateful to have been the one to have walked through it.
May every little girl who witnessed this moment forever believe in the power of her dreams and may they see their faces reflected in mine.
I am #MissUniverse2019. pic.twitter.com/gMkjmVCabo
— Zozibini Tunzi (@zozitunzi) December 9, 2019
Congratulations to Zozibini Tunzi.
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