Home Lifestyle & Travel Lifestyle Gorgeous Miss SA wins Miss Universe crown

Gorgeous Miss SA wins Miss Universe crown

SOUTH AFRICA has made world news once again with the crowning of the gorgeous  Zozibini Tunzi, our reigning Miss South Africa, as Miss Universe 2019.

The pageant was hosted by Steve Harvey at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. The 26-year-old Miss South Africa received roaring applause after her closing statement: “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,” she said. “I think that it is time that that stops today.”

When Harvey asked her what the most important thing was that we should be teaching young girls today, Tunzi replied that it should be “leadership”.

- Advertisement -

“It’s something that has been lacking in young girls and women for a long time, not because we don’t want to, but because of what society has labeled women to be. I think we are the most powerful beings [in] the world and that we should be given every opportunity.” She added that young girls should be taught to “take up space” in society.

 

Tunzi is the third Miss South Africa to wear the Miss Universe crown. Previous Miss SA winners include Margaret Gardiner in 1978 and Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters in 2017. She beat runner up Miss Puerto Rico, Madison Anderson, 24, and fan favourite Miss Mexico, Sofia Aragon, 25.

Watch the crowning of Miss Universe below:

South Africans have taken to their social media to congratulate the 68th Miss Universe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

A collection of vases from Biggie Best

First impressions count. And a collection of blue and white Delft-inspired vases and pots on an entrance table make a stylish, classic statement. The...

Carer of the clothes

For 15 years, Neil Stuart-Harris has presided over a remarkable collection of clothes and costumes from Durban’s past. He is the textile conservator at...

Living strong

Almost all breast cancer survivors will tell you that receiving a life-altering diagnosisand hearing the words ‘you have cancer’ changes you in more ways...

Durban on foot

There is no better way to experience Durban than on foot! Your feet can take you to those places where cars and buses and...

Teepee fun!

If you love the idea of a weekend getaway with the kids, surrounded by the peace and serenity of mother nature in a luxurious...