South Africa’s 26-year-old Zozibini Tunzi was last night crowned Miss Universe 2019 held at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia after she beat 89 other contestants.
Zozibini Tunzi was crowned by last year’s winner, Catriona Gray from the Philippines, who also spoke during Sunday’s pageant, saying the past year has been “unforgettable, life-changing and purposeful.”
When the final three were asked on-stage by host and award-winning comedian, Steve Harvey: “What is the most important thing you should be teaching young girls today?”
Tunzi answered “Leadership. It’s something that has been lacking in young girls and women for a very long time … because of what society has labeled women to be, I think we are the most powerful beings in the world, and that we should be given every opportunity, and that is what we should be teaching these young girls, to take up space. Nothing is as important as taking up space in the society and cementing yourself.” she said.
— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) December 9, 2019