Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi is crowned Miss Universe 2019


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Congratulations are in order for Zozibini Tunzi!

The beauty queen, who represented the country of South Africa, goes home with that coveted crown and girdle as Miss Universe 2019, which was held at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia.

Of course, some tears were shed since the queen of the contest could not stop smiling for her great achievement.

Miss Puerto Rico Madison Anderson He was the first finalist and Miss Mexico Sofia Aragon He was the second finalist.

Like years ago, the contest was organized by Steve HarveyWho announced tonight's winner without any mistake, unlike the one he accidentally made earlier in the night.

Also, make the competition more fun? Olivia Culpo andVanessa Lachey served as backstage correspondents.

Of course, both viewers and audience members were impressed. Ally brookeThe opening performance and the equally dazzling ensemble. His opening number especially set the tone for the night that lies ahead with his optimistic performance in "Low Key,quot; and his new single "No Good,quot;.

In addition, the pop star made people cry when he made versions of Selena Quintanillaiconic songs during the evening dress portion.

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While Tunzi certainly stole the spotlight all night long, it was during his last part of questions that it really made everyone stop dead. When asked "What is the most important thing we should teach girls today?" He had the perfect answer.

"I think the most important thing we should teach girls today is leadership. It's something that has been lacking in girls and women for a long time," he said. "Not because we don't want to, but because what society has qualified women to be. I think we are the most powerful beings in the world."

She continued: "And that we should be given all the opportunities. And that is what we should teach these young women to take up space. Nothing more important than taking up space in society and cementing ourselves."

For her final statement, she not only made everyone feel inspired, but also empowered.

"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."

Last year, Miss Philippines & # 39; Catriona Gray He took home the coveted title and was able to pass the baton to Miss South Africa.

Now, the world will fall in love with the new Miss Universe.

Congratulations to Miss South Africa!