Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi brought home the prestigious 2019 Miss Universe crown after besting other contestants from different countries around the world.
She wowed the crowd with her impactful words during the final interview. She said that if there’s one thing she would like to teach young women, it has to be leadership. She also inspired others when she said how she was discriminated for having black skin and for having her kind of hair which were never considered as beautiful. She added that this kind of impression should stop.
But who exactly is Tunzi? Here are five things you need to know about this incredible woman.
She made history
Her winning Miss Universe 2019 is said to be special because this is the first time in eight years that a black woman once again dominated the pageant. The last woman to win the crown was Leila Lopes way back in 2011. Tunzi’s achievement resulted in a total of four black women pageant winners under the Miss Universe Organization this year.
Inner and outer beauty rolled into one
Tunzi doesn’t only possess a beautiful face and a sexy body but she also has a heart of gold. In fact, she’s an advocate of natural beauty that’s why she wants to encourage women to embrace and love the way they are.
Advocate of change
The 26-year-old beauty titlist is also an activist who is strongly against gender-based violence. In her latest Instagram post, she calls on the people of South Africa to write love letters pledging support for women to be incorporated in her Miss Universe National Costume. She further said in her caption that they have to start the narration against the maltreatment of women.
Bookworm by heart
Did you know that this year’s Miss Universe is also a lover of books? She said she owes it to her grandma. According to her, the first book she ever read was a book given to her by her grandma. It is also because of her grandma that she learned to love reading and she’s her inspiration to continue doing more in life.- Advertisement -
She’s a natural-born model
Obviously, the South African beauty is a natural when it comes to modeling. In fact, her Instagram account is full of glamour shots that prove she can wear any clothes with confidence.
As the reigning Miss Universe, we’re expecting to see more of Zozibini Tunzi in the future.