Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi has been crowned Miss Universe 2019.
She was crowned the winner of this year’s edition of the pageant on Sunday in Atlanta.
Zozibini Tunzi, 26, finished first ahead of the Puerto Rican and Mexican finalists in a flashy televised event, hosted by American comic turned TV personality Steve Harvey.
Tunzi earned cheers during her closing speech, a new segment of the competition, in which she talked about wanting to empower young women to feel confident.
“I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me, with my kind of skin and my kind of hair, was never considered to be beautiful,” she said.
The two runners-up for the crown were Miss Mexico and Miss Puerto Rico.