The South AfricanZozibini Tunzi It was proclaimed this Sunday winner of Miss Universe 2019 at the gala held in Atlanta (USA).
The representative of South Africa prevailed in the last round of the Puerto Rican Madison Anderson, who was named first bridesmaid; Yet the Mexican Sofia Aragon, which was chosen as second maid of honor.
Tunzi, of 26 years, She was the most complete contestant this Sunday, both in the parade tests and in the interventions and answers to the questions of the selection committee.
The South African happens as winner of Miss Universe to Filipino Catriona Gray, who was the winner last year.
It's about the third crown of Miss Universe wearing South Africa, who had already triumphed in this beauty pageant in 2017 with Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and in 1978 with Margaret Gardiner.
Throughout this Sunday's contest, which had Steve Harvey as master of ceremonies, Tunzi excelled at the time in front of the microphone mainly for his ideas against racism and in defense of equality.
The gala had a very important latin component, since up to four representatives from Latin America sneaked into the ten finalists: Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia and Peru.
Seven of the twenty semifinalists were also Latin, since Brazil, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic joined the previous ones.
However, the title of Miss Universe will not travel in this edition to Latin America, a land very fond of these beauty contests but that has not taken a crown of this world competition since the Colombian Paulina Vega will win in 2014.
Vega participated this Sunday in the Miss Universe selection committee responsible for scoring and classifying applicants.
On this committee, which this year was formed entirely by women, Venezuelan actress and model Gaby Espino also appeared.
The Miss Universe 2019 gala, held at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, also featured the musical performances of the American singer Ally Brooke