Why is the victory of Miss Universe 2019 by Zozibini Tunzi especially historical?


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Historical moments are surely something beautiful.

During Sunday night Miss Universe 2019, host Steve Harvey revealed that Zozibini Tunzi, who represented the country of South Africa, won the coveted crown and girdle.

"A door opened tonight and I couldn't be more grateful to have been the one who went through it," he shared on Instagram after the contest was held at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. "May all the girls who witnessed this moment believe forever in the power of their dreams and see their faces reflected in mine."

She added: "I proudly say my name Zozibini Tunzi, Miss Universe 2019!"

The historical moment comes shortly after three black women became the headlines of the three main titles of the contest: Miss America, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA.

Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst I couldn't help celebrating the winner on Sunday night.

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"Last night I placed in the top ten at MISS UNIVERSE !!!!!! I am so excited and proud to have had the opportunity to compete with such talented, successful and beautiful women, and I am even more proud and honored that I had the pleasure to represent my country, "he wrote on social networks. "Congratulations to our new Miss Universe, @zozitunzi! You represented us with class, grace and humility and I am delighted to be able to call you sister and, now, INHABITANT! Slip a bit for #BGM because, you guessed it, Miss Universe, Miss USA , Miss Teen USA and Miss America are all women of color !!!!!!! "

She added: "Proud to be part of this group and happy to read all her excitement and love while I swallow cheesecake and brownies with Nutella this morning."

Perhaps all these special moments in history are just the beginning. Miss Teen United States 2019 Kaliegh Garris and Miss America 2019 Nia Franklin I previously talked to E! News about their historic victories and what it could mean for the future.

"I really hope that people see beauty in a different way and know that beauty can be diverse all over the world," Nia previously explained to E! News. "Beauty can come in different shapes and sizes, and it is also good to be beautiful and worry about her appearance, but also knowing that it is not the most important thing, and how she feels about herself inside and how she can help others with his gifts and intellectual talents it is really what matters at the end of the day. "

Kaliegh added: "I think it shows how far we have come, of course, for three women of color to possess these main titles. I think it also shows how far we have to go because it is a big problem. I am hoping that at some point it is not so important that women of color achieve these things also even though our skin tone may be different. I feel that we can really overcome that when women of color have these titles, that they do not necessarily have to look at their color, and just see that they won because they have accomplished many great things. "

Congratulations again ladies!

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