South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss Universe Sunday, December 8, 2019 which was held at Tyler Perry’s Studios in Atlanta, Ga. She is a passionate activist and engaged in the fight against gender based violence. She has devoted her social media campaign to changing the narrative around gender stereotypes. She is a proud advocate for natural beauty and encourages women to love themselves the way they are.
Tunzi was asked a question on social issues and the last change to explain why she deserves to be Miss Universe. Her response was, “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,” she said in her last response. “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.” Watch her speech https://twitter.com/i/status/1203925969913950210
Miss South Africa / Miss Universe 2019 said, “I came into this competition with my natural hair as a symbol of my firm belief in fair representation. I hope I have inspired people and to insert themselves in spaces where they feel that people like them do not belong.” @zozitunzi
The Pageant can be seen again at https://twitter.com/i/status/1203922463274545152