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Zozibini Tunzi is a South African model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe 2019. Tunzi had previously been crowned Miss South Africa 2019. She is the third woman from South Africa to win the title, and the first black woman since Leila Lopes was crowned Miss Universe 2011.
😁😍Someone with the exact skin tone as mine is #MissUniverse2019 !! Congratulations to #ZozibiniTunzi#BlackGirlMagic 👑 🍫 https://t.co/vWkVs1rATY
— Purple Marley (@fumo_kane) December 9, 2019
|Born||18 September 1993
Tsolo, Eastern Cape, South Africa
|Education||Cape Peninsula University of Technology|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Title||Miss South Africa 2019
Miss Universe 2019
|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Miss South Africa 2017
Miss South Africa 2019
Miss Universe 2019
Zozibini Tunzi Age
Zozibini Tunzi is 26 Years old (born 18 September 1993)
Zozibini Tunzi Early life
Zozibini Tunzi was born in Tsolo, Eastern Cape to parents Philiswa Nadapu and Lungisa Tunzi, and raised in the nearby village of Sidwadweni. Tunzi is one of three sisters. She later moved to Cape Town, settling in the Gardens suburb, to attend the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and image management in 2018.
Zozibini Tunzi Education
Prior to winning Miss South Africa, Tunzi was completing a Bachelor of Technology graduate degree in public relations management at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and worked as a graduate intern in the public relations department of Ogilvy Cape Town.
Zozibini Tunzi Career
Zozibini Tunzi began her pageantry career in 2017 when she was accepted as one of the top 26 semifinalists of Miss South Africa 2017, although she was not selected as one of the twelve finalists. She returned to pageantry to compete in the Miss South Africa 2019 competition. Of the initial applications, Tunzi was selected to continue as one of the top 35 semifinalists after being confirmed as one on 26 June 2019. After further auditions, Tunzi was announced as one of the sixteen finalists on 11 July.
After being selected as one of the finalists, Tunzi went on to compete in the Miss South Africa 2019 competition in Pretoria on 9 August. She progressed through the stages of the final, advancing to the top ten, then top five, and finally the top two until she was crowned the winner by predecessor Tamaryn Green, besting runner-up Sasha-Lee Olivier. Following her win, Tunzi received prizes including R1 million, a new car, and a fully furnished apartment in the Sandton neighborhood of Johannesburg, which is valued at R5 million, for her to use throughout her reign. The achievement allowed Tunzi to represent South Africa at the Miss Universe 2019 competition.
Zozibini Tunzi Miss Universe
Zozibini Tunzi arrived in Atlanta, Georgia for Miss Universe 2019 in November 2019. She competed in the preliminary competition on 6 December and competed in the finals on 8 December at Tyler Perry Studios. During the competition, Tunzi advanced to the top twenty as the first semifinalist for the Africa/Asia-Pacific continental region. She then advanced to the top ten, then the top five, and ultimately the final three. By the end of the event, Tunzi was crowned Miss Universe 2019 by outgoing titleholder Catriona Gray of the Philippines, besting first runner-up Madison Anderson of Puerto Rico and second runner-up Sofía Aragón of Mexico. Tunzi’s win is South Africa’s third Miss Universe crown; she is the first black woman to win the Miss Universe title since Leila Lopes was crowned Miss Universe 2011, and the first to do so with afro-textured hair.