Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa was crowned Miss Universe 2019 at the Miss Universe pageant in Atlanta, US.
It was nothing short of a historic moment for Zozibini Tunzi as the South African model was crowned Miss Universe 2019 in Atlanta, US, on December 9. Madison Anderson from Puerto Rico was announced as the first runner-up and Mexico's Sofía Aragon was the second runner-up.
For Tunzi, it is a momentous win considering the fact that she is the third woman from South Africa to win the Miss Universe title. Margaret Gardiner, a South African journalist, was the first South African woman to win the title in 1978 while Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters from Sedgefield won the beauty pageant in 2017.
Born in the South Africa town Tsolo, Tunzi was brought up in a village near her birthplace, Sidwadweni. Tunzi graduated from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology with a bachelor's degree in public relations and image management in 2018. She had shifted base to Cape Town for her college.
In the meantime, Tunzi also worked as an intern in the public relations department of Ogilvy Cape Town.
Before winning the Miss Universe title, Zozibini Tunzi was also crowned Miss South Africa 2019. However, her journey so far has been quite a tough ride. Two years ago, Tunzi had participated in the Miss South Africa 2017 pageant.
Although she was selected as one of the top 26 semifinalists during the contest, Tunzi couldn't make it to the top 12. That didn't deter Tunzi's spirit as she made a comeback in the Miss South Africa 2019 competition and emerged as the winner. Tunzi, thereafter, represented her country in the Miss Universe 2019 pageant.
Tunzi, in fact, is also the first black woman to win the Miss Universe crown since Leila Lopes from Angola won the title in 2011. Trinidad's Janelle Commissiong was the first black woman to win the crown in 1977.
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