Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi is the winner of Miss Universe 2019
Zozibini Tunzi, South Africa, is Miss Universe 2019. Zozibini and Miss Universe Puerto Rico Madison Anderson were the top two winners of the Miss Universe title. Miss Universe Mexico is the following runner up. Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray crowned Zozibini Tunzi at a Sunday night gathering in Atlanta.
Zozibini Tunzi, 26, is from Tsolo, South Africa. She is very active in the fight against gender-based aggression. Her Miss Universe bio describes her as “She has dedicated her social media campaign to change the narrative of gender norms. She is a committed champion for stunning beauty and inspires women to accept themselves the way they are’.
Miss Universe competition was organized on Sunday night in Atlanta, the capital of the U.S. state of Georgia. The competition put together 90 people to see who’s going to bring back the crown. The students dressed in swimsuits, evening gowns, and on-stage issue rounds.
The ultimate question that brought the title for Miss Universe South Africa is: “What is the most important thing you should be teaching young girls today?” What’s different this year was that every candidate was given the opportunity to make a final statement to the crowd and the judges.
The topmost five were: Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Thailand, and South Africa.
After Zozibini Tunzi won the Miss Universe crown, Oprah Winfrey tweeted to congratulate her. She wrote, “Congratulations Miss South Africa, the new Miss Universe @zozitunzi! Agree with you…leadership is the most powerful thing we should be teaching young women today. We welcome your visit to #OWLAG, our Leadership Academy for Girls (sic).”