Zozibini Tunzi took home the 2019 Miss Universe title at the annual beauty pageant on Sunday night, held this year at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. Hailing from South Africa, the 26-year-old pageant winner is the first black woman from her country to wear the Miss Universe crown. She works as an activist and is particularly passionate about fighting gender-based violence. Natural beauty is also important to Tunzi, who believes women should "love themselves the way they are," according to the Miss Universe website. After being named the winner, Tunzi pressed her hands together against her head and grinned.
She was then presented with the Miss Universe sash, which was placed over her sparkling, long-sleeve gown.
course, the Miss Universe crown followed. Tunzi looked emotional as Catriona Gray - who previously served as Miss Philippines and Miss Universe 2018 - placed the crown upon her head.