December 8th 2019, will be remembered as yet another big day for Africa, South Africa to be precise.
The 68th edition of Miss Universe competition saw South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi emerge victorious after her portrayal of sheer confidence and beauty when she was posed with the question, “What is the most important thing that we should be teaching young girls today?”
Zozibini replied, “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. Not because we don’t want to but because of what society has labelled women to be. I think we are the most powerful beings in the world and that we should be given every opportunity. And that is what we should be teaching these young girls to take up space. Nothing is as important as taking up space in society and cementing yourself, thank you.”
— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) December 9, 2019
The event that saw Zozibini emerge the winner of the much-coveted title ahead of Miss Puerto Rico Madison Anderson, who was runners up, and Miss Mexico Sofía Aragón, who came in second runners up was held at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, the United States.
“I came into this competition with my natural hair as a symbol of my firm belief in fair representation.
— Miss South Africa (@Official_MissSA) December 9, 2019
The 26-year-old was crowned by her predecessor, Catriona Gray of the Philippines, who won Miss Universe 2018.
This is not the first time the much-coveted title is going to South Africa, before Zozibini Tunzi’s victory there have been two other victories by Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters in 2017 and Margaret Gardiner in 1978. The country also boasts of three wins at the Miss World competition. This only serves to prove that Africa is indeed a beautiful place!
I celebrate you #ZoziTunzi for Miss Universe for being a winner, natural beauty and representing chocolate girls in such an honor
— Stella Nyawira (@StellarNyawira) December 9, 2019
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