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Miss Nigeria’s Reaction Towards Zozibini Tunzi’s Crowning as Miss Universe

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It is no secret that Miss Nigeria, Olutosin Itohan Araromi’s reaction towards Zozibini Tunzi’s crowning as Miss Universe has caught the attention of many and some would define it as complete “friendship goals”. Olutosin rushed her way towards Zozi to congratulate her while pushing everyone who was in her way. Many would agree that her excitement was pure and genuine as she was giving Zozi big thumbs up and huge smiles.

It signified “African Sisterhood”, and has shown a great example of unity amongst women, that indeed if one wins, we all win. As Africans, we must unite and we don’t need to spread hate and division. Olutosin has shown us it is possible to bring joy and love to the hearts of two countries that have recently had their friendship shaken by xenophobic acts.

The win is not just for South Africa alone but for the whole continent and millions of other black women world over.

Their friendship kick-started on the first day that Olutosin arrived in Atlanta as Zozi posted a video on her Instagram account followed by a caption expressing how excited she was that her roommate has finally arrived and that she has now officially become her personal photographer.

The Twitter community has expressed their love for Miss Nigeria’s gesture saying “she is the best friend that we all need.” Some celebrities have commended her for the support she has shown to Zozi and described her energy as “the sisterhood energy”

“Miss Nigeria is the sisterhood energy I’m keeping for me and mines going forward. What a champ that woman is! l stan! It’s our win!” -expressed by Dineo Langa on twitter

She might not have won the title but she has definitely won the hearts of many around the world with her supportive character and absolutely zero ounces of jealousy.

Congratulations to Zozibini Tunzi Miss Universe ’19.

 

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Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh Crowned Miss World 2019

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Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh was crowned Miss World at the 69th edition of the Miss World beauty pageant competition held in London, United Kingdom on the 14th of December claiming the fourth title of this extravagant competition for Jamaica. She is the first Jamaican to win Miss World since  Lisa Hanna who was crowned Miss World 1993.

Toni-Ann is a Jamaican-American, born in 1996 in Morant Bay a town in southeastern Jamaica and the capital of the parish of St. Thomas, located about 25 miles east of Kingston, the capital. She emigrated to the United States where she attained a degree in women’s studies and psychology at Florida University.

In a recent video posted on her Instagram profile, she paid tribute to her mother for raising her and the sacrifices she made to give her a better life. “I found my true passion in the arms of my mother,” she said, “Who has made every sacrifice necessary to give me the opportunity for an education and a life she has only been able to dream for herself.”

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Is It A Coincidence That All Four Major Pageant Crowns Are Held By Black Women?

Ever heard of the term “black is beautiful”? Well, whether you might have believed it or not, the world has confirmed it. Although it is not the first time for black women to win the pageant crowns, this moment in 2019 is unique because four of the major pageant titles are being held by black women. The crowning of Miss Universe Zozibini Ntunzi on the 8th of December in Atlanta, Georgia was the biggest proud-maker amongst people of color. Miss Universe, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss America are all women of color.

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Ever heard of the term “black is beautiful”? Well, whether you might have believed it or not, the world has confirmed it. Although it is not the first time for black women to win the pageant crowns, this moment in 2019 is unique because four of the major pageant titles are being held by black women. The crowning of Miss Universe Zozibini Ntunzi on the 8th of December in Atlanta, Georgia was the biggest proud-maker amongst people of color. Miss Universe, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss America are all women of color.

Having four beautiful black ladies holding these prestigious crowns is by no means a coincidence. It reflects the current trend and state of mind worldwide. Looking back at our history, we see a very swift change in social perception as we see black women being recognized for their beauty and this goes a long way instilling self-confidence among women of color. The world has changed remarkably and it seems like it is time for people of color people to take up their place in society.

“The most important thing we should be teaching young girls today is leadership. It’s something that has been lacking in young women and girls for a very long time, not because we don’t want to [lead], but because of what society has labelled women to be. I think we are the most powerful beings in the world and that we should be given every opportunity, and that is what we should be teaching these young girls- to take up space. Nothing is as important as taking up space and cementing yourself.”

We see maturity, tolerance, unbiased love and erasure of racial boundaries when things like these happen. These ladies do not only give a sense of pride to women but to millions of men who care for their black queens.

Miss Universe

Miss Universe is the biggest and the most prestigious pageant competition on the planet. Zozibini Ntunzi of South Africa won the 2019 crown as she has taken the world by storm with her elegance, beauty and captivating aura as well as her eloquent way of answering questions. On the night of the announcement, cheers were already coming from the audience from all over the world whom she had won their hearts.

One thing very special about Zozibini is her hairstyle. She did not wear a weave nor excessive make-up. She stood tall with her beautiful smile representing the natural features of a black woman and the universe has recognized her natural beauty. It does not matter if you are a fan of natural hair or not if you are a woman of color be proud of who you are because you are beautiful.

Miss USA, Miss America and Miss Teen USA

Earlier in May 2019, another beautiful woman Amerian television presenter Cheslie Kryst of North Carolina United States was crowned as Miss USA at the event held in Nevada. She also represented the United States at the Miss Universe 2019 and came out 10th raising the bar for the women of color all around the world.

The gorgeous 26-year-old Nia Franklin, an American composer was crowned as Miss America 2019 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA after being crowned Miss New York the previous year.

Miss Teen USA’s crown is prestigiously held by Hailey Colborn, another pretty woman of color From Kansas. This a symbol of black excellence. As we move on, we see the world slowly but surely ignoring racial lines and there is a very good sign of hope that one day we will all talk in terms of people as people without thinking about race at all. This is just the beginning.

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5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Miss Universe!

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The stunning Miss South Africa 2019, Zozibini Tunzi was crowned as the new Miss Universe 2019 in Atlanta Georgia on the 8th of December at the Tyler Perry Studios. Now l am sure we are all dying to know a little bit more about this effortlessly beautiful queen. Here are five things you definitely need to know about Zozibini Tunzi.

She was born in Tsolo, eSdwadweni in the small Province of Eastern Cape the same province where Nelson Mandela comes from.

She entered the Miss South Africa competition twice. In 2017, Zozibini made it into the top 26 contestants in Miss South Africa but was eliminated. She competed again in 2019 and won the crown! She definitely does not give up easily.

She’s a passionate advocate and activist for women’s rights and equality. Uses her platform to empower and inspire women, and fighting against gender-based violence.

“I stand on the shoulders of giants, the women that came before me. They ran so that I could walk and I’m proud to be part of a sisterhood of women that have inspired millions including myself to be their true and authentic selves.”

She’s a public relations graduate. Zozibini graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

She is not only the third South African beauty queen to be crowned Miss Universe but Zozi is the first black woman to earn the title since Leila Lopes was crowned Miss Universe 2011.

In 2012 She posted a picture of what she envisioned herself. She always knew what she wanted and was determined to get it. All the best to Zozibini Tunzi for the year ahead as the reigning Miss Universe 2019!!

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