Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi Crowned Miss Universe 2019!

Last night I witnessed Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi being crowned during the Miss Universe 2019! It all went down at Tyler Perrys Studios that took place here in Atlanta hosted by Steve Harvey! I was extremely proud of her and she nailed all of her questions, competitions and more! Did you know that now for the first time ever, Miss America, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss Universe are ALL women of color, wow! Black Girl Magic for sure!

I absolutely loved Zozibini’s speech too. When asked “What is the most important thing we should be teaching young girls today,” she had the perfect response.

“I think the most important thing we should be teaching young girls today is leadership. It’s something that has been lacking in young girls and women for a very long time,” she said. “Not because we don’t want to, but because what society has labelled women to be. I think we are the most powerful beings in the world.”

She continued, “And that we should be given every opportunity. And that is what we should be teaching these young girls, to take up space. Nothing as more important than taking up space in society and cementing ourselves.”

“I grew up in ha world where a woman who looks like me with my kind of skin and my kind of hair was never considered to be beautiful,” Miss South Africa explained. “And I think that’s time that stops today. I want children to look at me and see my face and I want them to see their faces reflected in mine.”

I had the pleasure of meeting  the newly crowned Miss Universe during a week of press junkets, events and Preliminary competitions and she was a total delight (click here)! I complimented her on her beauty and her style, she was so sweet! Congratulations to Zozibini Tunzi, I know she will make a great Miss Universe! More pics inside and have a great day everyone! 

Zozibini wore a Biji La Maison de Couture gown for the pageant.




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