Miss Universe 2019: Who Is Zozibini Tunzi

The jury of the Miss Universe beauty contest chose a new winner - the 26-year-old representative of the Republic of South Africa, Zozibini Tunzi. The finalists were awarded in the American city of Atlanta.

 
 
 
 
 
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Zosibini Tunzi became the third representative of South Africa, who managed to win this title. The finalists also included Puerto Rican Madison Anderson and Mexican Sofia Aragon.

As a prize, Zozibini received a crown decorated with precious stones, a contract that includes stylist services, a new wardrobe, training at an acting school, apartments in New York and a cash reward.

 
 
 
 
 
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The girl was born in the small African city of Tsolo. According to the official website of the contest, she fights against gender inequality and violence against women. In addition, Zozibini believes that the media should devote more time to demonstrating the natural beauty of a person and teach girls to love themselves for who they are.

“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. And I think that it is time that it stops today. I want children to look at me and see my face and I want to see their faces reflected in mine”,she said during her closing statement at the pageant coronation night on Monday, December 9 (Sunday evening, December 8 in the US).

On Instagram, she tells about her family and interests. For example, the girl loves to read and says that it was her grandmother who instilled a passion for new knowledge.

When, during the intellectual competition, she was asked about the qualities that modern women need, she answered that subjects, that could develop leadership qualities in girls, should appear in schools and universities.

 
 
 
 
 
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One unpleasant incident occurred during the award ceremony: the host Steve Harvey mixed up the cards with the names of the girls and incorrectly named the winner of the national costume contest, which was won by the representative of Malaysia. This is not the leader’s first mistake: in 2015, he mixed up the name of the new “Miss Universe” and realized the mistake after the girl was handed the bouquet and crown.  After the incident, he publicly apologized, but this didn’t stop the wave of criticism against him.

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