Our Miss Universe is a shining light in the gloom

Our Miss Universe is a shining light in the gloom

Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi, of South Africa, appears at a press conference following the 2019 Miss Universe Pageant at Tyler Perry Studios on December 08, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Picture: Paras Griffin / Getty Images / AFP

As more and more cases of violence against women are exposed every day, South Africa needs strong female role models that we can look to for inspiration.

During a dark, miserable week of load shedding, Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi gave the country a break from all the gloom and something to cheer about when she was crowned Miss Universe in Atlanta in the early hours of yesterday morning. The 26-year-old from the Eastern Cape beat out 89 other competitors to the Miss Universe title as she finished first ahead of the Puerto Rican and Mexican finalists. Tunzi becomes only the third South African to win the Miss Universe crown, following in the footsteps of compatriots Margaret Gardiner (1978) and Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (2017). Tunzi, a public relations...




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