JOHANNESBURG – Zozibini Tunzi, Miss South Africa was on Sunday, December 8 crowned the 68th Miss Universe 2019 after wowing the judges with natural stage presence.
Tunzi follows Margaret Gardiner who was crowned Miss Universe in 1978, followed by Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters in 2017.
The beauty queen was crowned by Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray at the event held in Atlanta on Sunday night.
The pageant brought 90 contestants to see who will bring home the title. Contestants competed in swimsuit, evening gown and on-stage question rounds.
Tunzi and Miss Universe Puerto Rico Madison Anderson were the top two contestants for the Miss Universe title but Tunzi scored points ahead of her colleague as she radiated confidence and grace on stage.
Meanwhile, Miss Universe Mexico is the second-runner up.
Tunzi was the first contestant to progress to the top 20 and finally made South Africa very proud at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta as she took the title home.
She passed final question which required her to say out the most important thing she should be teaching young girls today hence winning the crown.
Miss Universe 2019 will now take on the duties that come with the crown hence changing her life.