Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi crowned miss universe 2019. The top two candidates for the title of the Miss Universe are Zozibini and Miss Universe Puerto Rico Madison Anderson. The second runner up is Miss Universe Mexico. At the event held in Atlanta on Sunday night, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray crowned Zozibini Tunzi.
India’s Vartika Singh was unable to reach the top ten.
She broke all the stereotypes and given a tight slap on the face of a society that makes people believe “BLACK IS NOT BEAUTY”.
Zozibini Tunzi is a 26-year-old from Tsolo, South Africa. She is very involved in fighting gender-based violence Her Miss Universe boi describes her as, “She has dedicated her social media campaign to change the narrative surrounding gender stereotypes. She is a strong supporter of natural beauty and inspires women to love themselves the way they are.”
The 2019 Miss Universe pageant was held in Atlanta on Sunday night, the capital of Georgia’s U.S. State. The pageant puts together 90 women to see who is going to get the title back home. Contestants competed in swimsuit, evening gown and onstage questions.
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The final question that won the title for Miss Universe South Africa was: “What is the most important thing you ought to teach young girls today?” One new thing this year was that each contestant had the opportunity to make a final statement for the audience and judges.
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Zozibini Tunzi – “Acho que a coisa mais importante que deveríamos estar ensinando para jovens meninas hoje é liderança. É algo que tem faltado em meninas e mulheres há muito tempo. Não porque não queiramos, mas devido ao que a sociedade rotulou como o que as mulheres deveriam ser. Acho que somos os seres mais poderosos do mundo e a nós deveriam ser dadas todas as oportunidades. É isso que devemos ensinar às jovens meninas: ocupar espaço na sociedade e se estabelecer nela. Obrigada.” . Nós é que agradecemos, Zozibini. . . . . . #zozibinitunzi #missuniverse2019 #thankyouzozibini #feminism #girlpower #mulheresnopoder #representatividadeimporta #zozibinimerepresenta
Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Thailand, and South Africa were among the top five.
Oprah Winfrey tweeted to congratulate her after Zozibini Tunzi won the title of the Miss Universe.
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 Girl.
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 ?????? https://t.co/YL0NeO40QU
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) December 9, 2019
It’s not very common for a woman of color to end up winning the title of beauty. Tunzi appropriately took this opportunity to speak about the world where women are not considered beautiful while overcoming expectations and standing out rather than conforming. She said:
I grew up in a world where girls who look like me have never been considered beautiful with my kind of skin and hair. And today, I think it’s time to stop
I was so moved by @zozitunzi your words. You inspire so many girls. Thank You for setting the standard and using your platform to encourage women and children in our country. We love you❤️#MissUniverse2019 #MissUniverse #ZozibiniTunzi pic.twitter.com/62UtzvE2vx
— Sista Bettina!? (@MeganShinese) December 9, 2019
Her powerful speech won her not only the beauty pageant but also the hearts of millions around the world.
More power to you!
Also Read: Know How To Avoid Gender Stereotype