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WATCH: Your Miss Universe 2019 is … South Africa

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Zozibini Tunzi is the new Miss Universe.

What a blissful moment it was when South Africa’s very own beauty queen, Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss Universe 2019. 

The 26 year-old from Tsolo, eSdwadweni in the Eastern Cape was named Miss Universe during a ceremony which took place at Tyler Perry Studios, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

After making it to the Top 3 against Mexico and Puerto Rico, it was clear Tunzi would take the crown home after winning the hearts of many with her answer when asked the question “What is the most important thing we should be teaching young girls today?” — and were given 45 seconds to answer.

Miss Puerto Rico: be yourself.

Miss South Africa: be a LEADER.#MissUniverse2019pic.twitter.com/L8hk3aLBFw

— 🦋 (@_asiLisa)December 9, 2019

She said: “The most important thing we should be teaching young girls today is leadership. It’s something that has been lacking in young girls and women for a very long time not because we don’t want to but because of what society is 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’s what we should be teaching these young girls… to take up space. There is nothing more important than to take up space in society.”

The new#MissUniverse2019 is… SOUTH AFRICA!!!! 🇿🇦pic.twitter.com/gRW8vcuT3A

— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse)December 9, 2019

Since then, Twitter has been a buzz, with South Africans having a proud moment after taking the Miss Universe title since Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters’ reign in 2017. 

Here are more reactions from proud South Africans. 

The crown sat on pure black hair……..

— somizi somGAGA (@somizi)December 9, 2019

Miss South Africa crowned Miss Philippines last year. Now miss Philippines is returning the crown 🇿🇦 👸🏾🇿🇦#MissUniverse2019#ZozibiniTunzipic.twitter.com/MDXjyp6TYA

— The Rich Aunty 🦄 (@Karabo_Mokgoko)December 9, 2019

Yes, we are crying! 😭😍👑#MissUniverse2019pic.twitter.com/FU4M3MFMK1

— Miss South Africa (@Official_MissSA)December 9, 2019

🇿🇦 is doing the most this year. 🤪🤸🏾‍♀️💃🏽Congrats@zozitunzi soo proud of you!!!#MissUniverse2019#ZozibiniTunzipic.twitter.com/q20fqrvrhg

— тнU§σ Mвє∂u (@ThusoMbedu)December 9, 2019