Miss Univers 2019, Zozibini Tunzi wants women to cement their place in society

Every year, the world looks forward to the coronation of Miss World and Miss Universe – waiting to see what a beautiful woman would make the cut this time. This year, Miss Universe held its 68th prestigious beauty contest and, like any other time, also had a winner. Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa was crowned Miss Universe 2019 in last night’s final at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. Hosted by Steve Harvey, former Miss Universe, Catriona Gray is the one who crowned Tunzi.

Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi

In keeping with the annual tradition every year, the contest brought together 90 women from around the world to compete on one platform and see who will bring home the title. Competitors competed in a variety of events, including swimsuits, evening gowns and rounds of questions on stage, which competitors had to answer with confidence and care. At the end of the competition, Tunzi received the title of Miss Universe, making her the third woman in South Africa to win Miss Universe. In turn, Tunzi was asked about the most important thing she would like to teach young girls.

Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi

The all-new Miss Universe 2019 responded, “I think the most important thing we should be teaching girls today is leadership. It’s something girls and women have been lacking for a long time, not because we do not want it, but because of what society has called women. I think we are the most powerful people in the world and we must have every opportunity – and that’s what we should teach young girls. Take up space – nothing is as important as taking up space in society and cementing oneself. Tunzi, 26, is an active voice against gender-based violence.