Congratulations! – Miss South Africa Crowned 2019 Miss Universe

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Miss Universe 2018 Philippines' Catriona Gray (R) crowns the new Miss Universe 2019 South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi on stage during the 2019 Miss Universe pageant at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia on December 8, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)

Zozibini Tunzi was just crowned Miss Universe Sunday night after excelling through the various rounds of the pageant and when she was asked about why she was the right choice she said she wanted to be an example to the children that look at her.

“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 in her last response. “I think it is time that that stops today. I want children to look at me and see my face and I want them to see their faces reflected in mine.”

Let that sink in!

Check out the glorious moment below:

Miss Jamaica Universe Davina Bennet shared how overwhelming it was to see Zozibini win and she said what so many of us are saying tonight. This is what she shared via Instagram:

Biggest congratulations to all the delegates, you are all Queens. I AM CRYING!!!!!!!!!!! This is why I did what I did! I know it meant something!!!!!
Now!!! Ommmmmmmmgggggggggg I can’t believe! THIS IS HISTORY, THIS IS REPRESENTATION, THIS IS FOR EVERY NATURAL BROWN SKIN GIRL!

This is even for me, up to this day people thought my hair was a wrong choice and I was made fun of and criticized but look at this!!!! The Miss Universe crown is on a natural hair dark skinned beauty! I couldn’t be more happy!! I just want to frigging scream!!!! I am screaming!!!!!

 

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Biggest Congratulations to all the delegates, you are all Queens. I AM CRYING!!!!!!!!!!! This is why I did what I did! I know it meant something!!!!! Now!!! Ommmmmmmmgggggggggg I can’t believe! THIS IS HISTORY, THIS IS REPRESENTATION, THIS IS FOR EVERY NATURAL BROWN SKIN GIRL! This is even for me, up to this day people thought my hair was a wrong choice and I was made fun of and criticized but look at this!!!! The Miss Universe crown is on a natural hair dark skinned beauty! I couldn’t be more happy!! I just want to frigging scream!!!! I am screaming!!!!!😭😭😭😭😭😭😭🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽❤️😩😩🤯🤯 @zozitunzi I love you! Thank you for staying true to you, your culture and your roots! #naturalhair #missuniverse #wedidit #ifeelsoproud #atruequeen #melanin #southafrica #thisisforus #representation

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Well deserved, congratulations again to Miss South Africa, your country is rejoicing for you tonight!

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