Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa Wins Miss Universe 2019, Gazini Makes Top 20

The 68th Miss Universe is Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa! She bested 89 other contestants during the pageant’s final on December 8 at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia in USA.

Check out her Final Word below:

Check out her video during the final question and answer portion below:

Madison Anderson of Puerto Rico was announced as 1st runner-up while Sofía Aragón of Mexico completed her journey as 2nd runner-up.

Miss Philippines Gazini Ganados made it to the Top 20 semifinals by being one of the five wild cards, believed to be the choice of the Miss Universe Organization and not the selection committee.

Here are the complete results…

Zozibini Tunzi, SOUTH AFRICA

Madison Anderson, PUERTO RICO

Sofía Aragón, MEXICO

TOP 5:

Gabriela Tafur, COLOMBIA
Paweensuda Drouin, THAILAND

TOP 10:

Maëva Coucke, FRANCE
Birta Abiba Þórhallsdóttir, ICELAND
Frederika Alexis Cull, INDONESIA
Kelin Rivera, PERU
Cheslie Kryst, USA

TOP 20:

Cindy Marina, ALBANIA
Júlia Horta, BRAZIL
Mia Rkman, CROATIA
Vartika Singh, INDIA
Olutosin Araromi, NIGERIA
Gazini Ganados, PHILIPPINES
Sylvie Silva, PORTUGAL
Thalía Olvino, VENEZUELA
Hoàng Thùy, VIETNAM


Best National Costume:
Shweta Sekhon, MALAYSIA

Miss Congeniality
Olga Buława, POLAND

This year’s Selection Committee includes Venezuelan actress Gaby Espino, American businesswoman Sazan Hendrix, Miss Universe 2007 from Japan Riyo Mori, Miss America 2018 Cara Mund, American businesswoman Bozoma Saint John, Miss USA 2008 Crystle Stewart, and Miss Universe 2014 from Colombia Paulina Vega.

1 Comment on Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa Wins Miss Universe 2019, Gazini Makes Top 20

  1. Mom Miriam // December 9, 2019 at 4:17 pm //

    Miss Mexico Universe 2019 opined in speech that the judges are not looking for a model but a role model. Well, she almost got it right. The all-women judges of MU org were looking for a model and role model all-in-one and found it in Miss South Africa Universe 2019 whose tribal warrior-like beauty is indeed a better icon, in these times of widespread violent subjugation of women, than other beauties like Miss Universe 2011 and similar stereotypes. What’s more, Miss Universe 2019 could probably generate lucrative sponsorships from South African diamond companies to the obviously cash-strapped MU org — better than Miss Universe 2018 did from Philippine companies that proved more inclined to grant sponsorships to the 2019 SEA Games. Sincere congratulations, Queen Zozibini Tunzi!

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