Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi wins Miss Universe 2019 read profile, her question and answers and also photos below.
Congrats are in order for Zozibini Tunzi as she takes the global spotlight! The beauty queen, who represented the country of South Africa, is going home with that coveted crown and sash as the 2019 Miss Universe, which was held Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia.
She became the 5th south African to win the prestigious crown succeeding Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters in 2017.
Miss Puerto Rico Madison Anderson was the first runner-up and Miss Mexico Sofía Aragón was the second runner-up.
The 2019 edition was hosted by Steve Harvey, who announced tonight’s winner without any mistakes, unlike the one he accidentally made earlier in the night.
Tunzi gave a perfect response to her question which really made everyone stop straight in their tracks. When asked “What is the most important thing we should be teaching young girls today,” she had the perfect response.
“I think the most important thing we should be teaching young girls today is leadership. It’s something that has been lacking in young girls and women for a very long time,” she said. “Not because we don’t want to, but because what society has labelled women to be. I think we are the most powerful beings in the world.”:
She continued, “And that we should be given every opportunity. And that is what we should be teaching these young girls, to take up space. Nothing as more important than taking up space in society and cementing ourselves.”
During her final statement, she not only made everyone feel inspired but empowered.
“I grew up in ha world where a woman who looks like me with my kind of skin and my kind of hair was never considered to be beautiful,” Miss South Africa explained. “And I think that’s time 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.”
Last year winner, Miss Philippines’ Catriona Gray passed on the baton to her successor Zozibini Tunzi who now becomes the new celebrity queen in the world.
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