Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi has been crowned Miss Universe 2019 after beating competitions from ninety queens around the world.
Before the main event at the newly openly Tyler Perry Studios at Atlanta, Georgia in the United States, hosted by American entertainer, Steve Harvey, the queens were reduced to twenty. They were taking through various indoor competitions including swimwear, evening gown and more to cut the number down, and then ten finalists were announced.
The ten finalists include Colombia, France, Iceland, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Thailand and the United States. The numbers were further narrowed, Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi gave the answer below during the questions time with the judges.
“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,” she said in her last response. “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.”
Zozibini was crowned the ultimate winner of the 2019 edition of Miss Universe, with the crown passed on to her by Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray, Miss Puerto Rico, Madison Anderson took the first runner-up spot while Miss Universe Mexico, Sofia Aragon was the second runner-up.
After winning Miss South Africa 2019, Zozibini Tunzi launched a campaign which allowed men to send love letters to women. This was part of her initiative to help combat gender-based violence in South Africa.
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