The Miss Universe pageant took place on Sunday, 8th December 2019. The event saw Miss South Africa emerging winner. It held at Tyler Perry Studios, Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States Of America.
This is South Africa’s third win after their recent victory in 2017, and the first black woman since Leila Lopes won in 2011.
Steve Harvey was the host in his fifth consecutive year, and Olivia Culpo and Vanessa Lachey were backstage correspondents. Contestants from 90 countries and territories participated in this year’s pageant.
The 2019 edition will see the debuts of Bangladesh and Equatorial Guinea, and the returns of Lithuania, Romania, Sierra Leone and Tanzania.
Zozibini Tunzi was born on 18th September 1993. She is a South African model and beauty pageant titleholder recently crowned Miss Universe 2019.
Tunzi began her pageantry career in 2017. She was accepted as one of the top 26 semifinalists of Miss South Africa 2017, although she was not selected as one of the twelve finalists. However, she returned to pageantry to compete in the Miss South Africa 2019 competition.
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Tunzi arrived in Atlanta, Georgia for Miss Universe 2019 in November 2019. She competed in the preliminary competition on 6th December and competed in the finals on 8th December at Tyler Perry Studios.
During the competition, Tunzi advanced to the top twenty as the first semifinalist for the Africa/Asia-Pacific continental region. She then advanced to the top ten, then the top five, and ultimately the final three.
At the end of the event, Tunzi emerged Miss Universe 2019 by titleholder Catriona Gray of the Philippines, beating first runner-up Madison Anderson of Puerto Rico and second runner-up Sofía Aragón of Mexico.
Meanwhile, Olutosin Itohan Araromi represented Nigeria at the Miss Universe pageant and made it to the top 20. She became the talk on social media as she was seen cheering the new Miss Universe while she was crowned as the queen.
Araromi was truly happy for Miss South Africa as she smiled excitedly. She also took a step further to appreciate the beauty queen on her Insta stories.
Miss Nigeria is a good example of women supporting other women. I looooooove her🤭🤗❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/FLN8yEvglZ
— Seeno Dlakavu (@seeno_dlaks) December 9, 2019
We say a big congratulations to Tunzi for doing the continent of Africa proud at the pageant.
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