Catriona Gray’s reign as Miss Universe came to an end on Sunday evening. But before returning over her crown to the winner of the 2019 beauty pageant, Catriona Gray put on a dazzling show as she walked the red carpet ahead of the live telecast on Fox. The Filipino-Australian, 25, was the fourth Filipina to be crowned Miss Universe when she took the title at last year’s pageant in Thailand.
Zozibini Tunzi has finally been declared as 2019 Miss Universe pageant on Sunday night, beating out almost 90 other women belonging to multiple countries and territories in the annual competition. The 2019 Miss Universe, Zozibini Tunzi, is a PR professional and activist.
— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) December 9, 2019
The crowning of the 68th Miss Universe at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The event was hosted by none other than an award-winning comedian, Steve Harvey along with actress and former beauty queen Vanessa Lachey. The event also witnessed the performances by Fifth Harmony member, Ally Brooke.
Steve Harvey entertained Miss Universe 2019 for the fifth time on Sunday, and he has once again erupted controversy. Throughout the event, Steve Harvey has reportedly made a big mistake when he accidentally declared that Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez, was the new Miss Universe when the crown was really reckoned to go to Miss Philippines, Pia Wurtzbach.
Zozibini has endured dethroning Miss Universe 2018, Catriona Gray, claiming 2019 Miss Universe title. Notably, Zozibini has become the third South African to claim the Miss Universe crown. The first and second Miss Universe titles were won by Margaret Gardiner in 1978 and Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters in 2017 respectively.
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Tonight a door was opened and I could not be more grateful to have been the one to have walked through it. May every little girl who witnessed this moment forever believe in the power of her dreams and may they see their faces reflected in mine. I proudly state my name Zozibini Tunzi, Miss Universe 2019!
Zozibini has also become the first Miss Universe to wear the brand-new “Power of Unity” crown which is said to be worth R73 million.