Congratulations to Zozibini Tunzi for winning Miss Universe 2019. The country has been buzzing since the news broke. Celebrities from all over the world shared congratulatory messages to Zozibini on social media. After winning, she had this message to share; “Tonight a door was opened, and I could not be more grateful to have been the one to have walked through it. May every little girl who witnessed this moment forever believe in the power of her dreams and may they see their faces reflected in mine.”

The event took place on the 8th of December at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. More than 90 women from across the world took part in the pageant. Zozibini beat Puerto Rico’s Madison Anderson and Mexico’s Sofia Aragon in the final three to take the tiara.

Zozibini is a passionate activist and engaged in the fight against gender-based violence. She has devoted her social media campaign to change the narrative around gender stereotypes. She is a proud advocate for natural beauty and encourages women to love themselves the way 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. I think that it is time that that stops today,” says Zozibini.