South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi is Miss Universe 2019!
Ninety women from all over the world assembled on Sunday for the crowning of a new Miss Universe, and Zozibini, from South Africa, came out tops!
Held at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, the 68th annual Miss Universe competition was once again hosted by Steve Harvey.
The initial 90 contestants were narrowed down to 20 semifinalists, which included Nigeria’s Olutosin Araromi, during a closed-door competition prior to Sunday’s three-hour live TV event.
Following a series of traditional pageant-style events including the swimsuit and evening gown rounds, this year’s Top 10 was revealed as Colombia, France, Iceland, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Thailand and the United States.
The numbers were further cut down, with South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi winning the crown; Miss Universe Puerto Rico, Madison Anderson, taking first runner up; and Miss Universe Mexico, Sofia Aragon, at second-runner up.
he crown was passed on by Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray to Zozibini Tunzi amidst loud cheers.