Miss Universe 2019: Miss South Africa Takes The Crown
Written by Smooth FM on December 9, 2019
About 90 women from across the world assembled on Sunday to compete for a new Miss Universe crown. The 68th annual Miss Universe competition which was hosted by Comedy icon/ TV host, Steve Harvey, and Olivia Culpo (Miss Universe 2012) was filled with glitz and glamour as expected.
Miss South Africa went home with the desired crown.
Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss Universe Sunday night after excelling through rounds of swimsuit and evening gown struts, questions on social issues
The 26-year-old contestant finished first ahead of the Puerto Rican and Mexican finalists who were the first and second runner-up respectively. The winner is the first black woman from her country to wear the Miss Universe crown. On accepting the crown, she gave a speech that got everyone drowned in their emotions.
“I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me, with my kind of skin and my kind of hair — was never considered to be beautiful. “I think it is time that 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.”