Miss Universe 2019: Zozibini Tunzi Defies All Odds

Zozibini Tunzi has proven that regardless of where you are from or who you are, your dreams are valid. The 26-year-old Miss South Africa made history yesterday when she became the second black woman to win the coveted Miss Universe title.

“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….I think it is time that that stops today. I want children to look at me and see my face and I want them to see their faces reflected in mine.” – She said

That wasn’t the only note worthy speech Miss Tunzi delivered last night. When asked about what lessons she thinks young girls should be thought. She replied:

” Leadership. It’s something that has been lacking in young girls and women for a very long time – not because we don’t want to, but because of what society has labelled women to be, I think we are the most powerful beings on the world, and that we should be given every opportunity and that is what we should be teaching these young girls – to take up space.”

Many peeps across the globe have congratulated the Mzansi beauty on her win.

South African entertainer, Somizi shared a throwback video of where he and Zozibini where joking about how she would act if she won Miss Universe 2019

Mama O, aka Oprah also congratulated the new Miss Universe and even invited Zozibini to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls

Former Miss Universe, Lelia Lopes from Angola also showed some love.


Another former beauty queen and boss lady who sent some love Zozibini’s way, was Basetsana Kumalo

Are you inspired by Zozibini Tunzi’s win?

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