Watch: Zozibini Tunzi cries in her final farewell moments to the crown

Watch: Zozibini Tunzi cries in her final farewell moments to the crown



Zozibini Tunzi
Zozibini Tunzi

Zozibini Tunzi has bid farewell to the Miss Universe crown. On Sunday, the South African beauty queen, who was crowned in 2019 and has had the longest reign within the history of Miss Universe thanks to the pandemic, handed the crown over to Mexico’s Andrea Meza, who is now the new Miss Universe.

As she walked on the stage for the previous time as Miss Universe, a prerecorded message played.

In the message, the 27-year-old Eastern Cape-born model are often heard saying that from the instant she won, she knew that her reign would vary .

“But I never imagined it might be during a worldwide pandemic. However, I had the chance to the touch twice as many lives because the planet went virtual,” she said.
Zozibini Tunzi
“I lent my voice to combating race and gender inequality. it had been important to amplify the Black Lives Matter message and have conversations to assist end systemic racism and support survivors of abuse.”

She said that her Miss Universe win was her ancestors’ wildest dream.

“We’re now during a world where a Black African girl from a rustic that’s only 27 years into democracy can represent them on a worldwide stage. i would like to honour them for fighting for my freedom in order that I are often where i’m today.

“Thank you to my family and South Africa . i’m proud, knowing that I did my best to form a difference. Cementing my footprint for others to follow within the future,” she said.


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Hours before she walked the stage, Zozi as she’s affectionately known, took to social media to share her reaction video of the day that she was crowned.
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“Re-watching this on my final day because the reigning Miss Universe. Feeling all kinds of emotions as we count the hours,” she said.
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In the video, she said this was the primary time ever she watched the entire video.

She would get recommendations from YouTube, but she would still not watch it.