Zozibini Tunzi wins Miss Universe 2019!

That's our queen!

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:48 PM  | Zozibini Tunzi  | Drama

South Africans could not have woken up to happier news that our very own Zozibini Tunzi has been crowned Miss Universe 2019!

First it was the Rugby World Cup win that had Mzansi beaming with pride, then it was Springbok captain Siya Kolisi signing to Roc Nation Sports. Now, Zozi has given South Africans another reason to smile again!

The Eastern Cape beauty queen was crowned during the showdown on Sunday night (early Monday morning for us) and beat off Mexico and Puerto Rico to claim the title.
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And not only did she wow us with her amazing looks, but she commanded the universe's attention with her eloquent, intelligent and powerful answers.

Her inspiring closing speech drew a strong reaction from the crowds and fans and undoubtedly secured her spot as the winner.

She said, "I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me with my colour skin and my kind of hair is not considered beautiful...That stops today. I want children to look at my face and see their own looking back at them".


And South Africans - including Zalebs Trevor Noah, Somizi, Anele Mdoda and Oprah Winfrey (yes, she's South African) amoungst many others - have lead the well-wishes to our gorgeous Zozi.
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Former Miss South Africas have also given her a special shout out;
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Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, who won the Miss Universe pageant two years ago, also had nothing but praise for her 2019 successor
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Well done Zozi, we're so so so proud of you!

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