In case you missed the big news, Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi has taken the Miss Universe crown! The 26-year-old beauty queen wowed judges on Sunday in Atlanta, making her the third South African, after Margaret Gardiner and Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters to win the title. South Africans were filled with pride on Monday when they woke up to the news that Zozi had taken the crown.
“Congratulations @zozitunzi on representing SA and yourself in a truly regal manner. So so so proud,” Grammy nominated comedian, Trevor Noah, tweeted. In a tweet sent immediately after Zozibini’s win, the Miss South Africa organisation, said: “Our hearts are swelling with pride. You have represented South Africa with elegance, integrity and authenticity. We are so proud of you, @zozitunzi.
Zozibini trended on Twitter, making headlines around the world. Speaking to Channel24 before leaving for the show, Zozibini said that she was excited to showcase what she had been working on. I think I’ve been more excited than anything. I’ve just told myself that I’m going to be 100 percent me and whatever happens, happens,” she said at the time.
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) December 9, 2019
Our hearts are swelling with pride. You have represented South Africa with elegance, integrity and authenticity. We are so proud of you, @ZoziTunzi.
— Miss South Africa (@Official_MissSA) December 9, 2019
— Khahliso M👑 (@iamkhahliso) December 9, 2019
— Jwame™ (@Chi_Chiboya) December 9, 2019
#ZozibiniTunzi represented us with regal and excellence 🙌🏾💯🔥👑💐🇿🇦♥️
— CurryWamaNdia 🔥👑 (@yeesha_tokwe) December 9, 2019
In other news – Zozibini Tunzi crowned 2019 Miss Universe
There’s no Monday blues in South Africa this morning, Zozibini Tunzi has been crowned Miss Universe 2019. The Eastern Cape beauty took the title at the pageant in Atlanta in the US.
Zozibini defeated Puerto Rico’s Madison Anderson and Mexico’s Sofía Aragon in the top three. The 26-year-old takes over from Catriona Gray of the Philippines. Read more