Atlanta: Miss South Africa, Zozibini Tunzi, was crowned Miss Universe 2019 on Sunday in Atlanta, US. The announcement came at a glitzy ceremony hosted by popular TV personality Steve Harvey.
26-year-old Zozibini Tunzi, dressed in a silver and blue gown, won beating Puerto Rican and Mexican finalists.
In her closing speech, a new segment in the competition, the 26-year-old spoke of breaking colour stereotypes and wanting to empower young women.
Tunzi beat over 90 contestants from around the globe in the 68th installment of Miss Universe, which was held in Atlanta’s Tyler Perry Studios.
The Philippines’ Catriona Gray, who presented Tunzi the crown, was the Miss Universe winner in 2018.
India’s Vartika Singh could not make it to the top ten. Making to the top five were: Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Thailand, and South Africa.