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Black Woman Wins Miss Universe For First Time in 8 Years

For the first time since 2011, a black woman has won Miss Universe — and Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi has a powerful message about leadership for young girls.

Rare beauties making Miss Universe history

Meanwhile, in Atlanta, Zozibini Tunzi, Miss South Africa, was crowned the 68th Miss Universe, the first contestant to embrace her kinky hair in this beauty pageant. Beyond her haircut, it was also through her speech on self-confidence and the future of young girls that this 26-year-old woman, a public relations graduate, left a lasting impression. Besides being a Miss, Zonzibini is also an activist for women's rights. After being elected Miss South Africa in 2018, she participated in the United Nations campaign "HeForShe" in her country. This global movement of which Emma Watson is the goodwill ambassador encourages men to fight alongside women for gender equality.

Miss Swe Zin Htet represents Myanmar. She came out to the press the day before the competition. The 21-year-old competitor came out in a late November interview with beauty blog Missosology. However, in Burma, homosexuality illegal and punishable by up to 10 years in prison or even the death penalty. She explained to People magazine that she came out to promote the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community in this Southeast Asian country. While Miss Myanmar is the first openly gay woman to participate in Miss Universe. The previous year, the contest welcomed its first trans woman in the history of Miss Universe: Angela Ponce who represented of Spain.

Ms. Ponce, who is from Pilas in southern Spain, is not only the first transgender woman to compete in Miss Universe, she was also the first transgender woman to win her country’s Miss Spain title. Growing up in Spain, Ponce dreamed of competing in pageants, but she never imagined she would actually make it this far. The Latino Commission on AIDS honored Miss Spain in 2019 and was awarded with the 2019 Ilka Award at its annual Cielo Gala on June 7, 2019 at Cipriani Wall Street.

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12/09/2019 11:32 PM

402 comments

  • Judy M.
    08/05/2020 11:17

    Love her confidence and she is such a beautiful woman........😍

  • Carmen M.
    06/25/2020 02:31

    South Africa a beautiful woman ❤️

  • JT R.
    06/24/2020 17:40

    Beautiful!!! I love Ms. South Africa!!! ❤️

  • Rai K.
    06/23/2020 18:25

    Love is charcoal

  • Mario S.
    06/22/2020 03:38

    WELL WELL. ? BUT MADISON FROM PUERTO RICO. SHE LOOKS BEAUTIFUL & SMART. EVEN SHE LOOKS LIKE AN REALLY MISS UNIVERSE AND SHE LOOKS LIKE AN QUEEN.

  • Josue C.
    06/06/2020 11:48

    Some are taking paths for wrong cause!

  • Mario S.
    06/05/2020 22:14

    MISS PUERTO RICO. SHE IS REALLY BEAUTIFUL. MADISON.WOW. SHE LOOKS GREAT ALL THE TIME. HELLLO

  • Portia V.
    06/01/2020 13:53

    I would watch this video if Zozibini Tunzi all day. Her confidence still leaves me in awe. I’m proud to be a South African that promotes breaking norms and boundaries. Love you Zozibini Tunzi

  • Tuyt A.
    05/28/2020 08:33

    true Beauty is natural looks

  • Marce J.
    05/11/2020 10:27

    We are all beautiful in our own way.

  • Yuki I.
    05/08/2020 08:47

    สร้างภาพ ดูออกนะ ไม่ได้โง่ พูดตามตรงนะมึงเหมือนซอมบี้อีตุ๋นศรีสู้ไลลาที่งามอย่างนางฟ้าก็ไม่ได้แม้แต่ปลายตีน

  • Ram D.
    05/02/2020 18:16

    She looks like Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach

  • Bai S.
    04/19/2020 07:00

    People please remember Solomon and Gomorrah that's why we have this covid 19. Stop evil 😈 deeds

  • Tintin V.
    02/06/2020 03:04

    ❤️

  • Ana H.
    01/29/2020 07:20

    YOU'RE RIGHT YOU'RE NOT COMPLETELY BEAUTIFUL, IN REAL TALK, OF COURSE YOUR OFFSPRING WILL BE THE SAME SOMEDAY .

  • Macky M.
    01/24/2020 02:01

    beauty is relative & everyone has d right to express his feelings. others dont like her...others thinks she isnt beautiful at all. it is their business... Good or bad are the same ideas. Stop crucifying people who arent big fan of her.

  • Vivi S.
    01/20/2020 09:31

    She deserved..she beautiful n smart , she natural beauty not fake surgery ! She have great performances well done 👍👍❤

  • Annie H.
    01/15/2020 08:45

    You so beautiful

  • Thein T.
    01/08/2020 11:32

    And who is a lesbian contestant?

  • Ramya R.
    01/05/2020 15:22

    I want u to see this video, i loved the answer from our miss universe 2019.

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