5 things you should know about Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi

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2019 is already proving to be an unforgettable year for the new Miss Universe.

Sunday, Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi The winner of the coveted competition, which was held at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, was announced. The first second place title was Miss Puerto Rico. Madison Andersonwhile Miss Mexico Sofia Aragon He won the second runner-up title.

For the final declaration of Tunzi's night, she really struck her words.

"I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me with my skin type and my hair type was never considered beautiful," said Miss South Africa. "And I think that is the moment that stops today. I want the children to look at me and see my face and I want them to see their faces reflected in mine."

For the fifth consecutive year, Steve Harvey came back as the host while Olivia Culpo and Vanessa Lachey It took viewers and audience members equally behind the scenes, as they served as correspondents behind the scenes.

In honor of Miss South Africa winner Miss Universe 2019, here are some fun facts about her!

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1. Making history:

The victory of Miss South Africa is special. This not only makes three victories for the country, but Tunzi is the first black woman to win the title since Leila lopes Miss Universe was crowned 2011. In addition, the four main winners of the Miss Universe Organization are black women! Now, that's something to celebrate.

2. Beauty inside and out:

The queen of the 26-year-old contest is a great defender of natural beauty. According to his page on the Miss Universe site, he hopes to "encourage women to love themselves as they are."

3. Using your platform to make changes:

Tunzi is an activist who fights against gender violence. "I ask the people of South Africa to be part of the fabric of my national Miss Universe costume by writing love letters that promise support to the women of this country," he wrote in a recent Instagram post. "I hope that these promises begin and continue a conversation about gender violence. We have to start the narrative where people who think correctly act as role models for those who think it is okay to mistreat women."

4. Beauty and brain … and books:

The 26-year-old is an avid reader and lover of books, all thanks to her grandmother. "The first book I read to read belonged to my grandmother. She gave it to me because I loved sitting on her lap pretending to read every time she did it …", Tunzi shared. "Until today, even with its horrible sight you will never catch it without a book in your hand.
Thanks to her I thirst for knowledge and love for reading. She lit a flame in me to always want to do more and be more. "

5. She is a hell of a model:

Take a look at his Instagram and you will see a lot of glamorous photos of his fabulous fashion pieces. With her assuming the new title of Miss Universe 2019, we hope we see her serving more lewks!

Congratulations to Tunzi and all Miss Universe contestants. Tonight was definitely one to remember!