A new decade has arrived and here’s a powerful message from Zozibini Tunzi, the reigning Miss Universe 2019 to keep you in good spirits!
To the year of disrupting toxic status quo!
To the year of shaking tables!
To the year of being fearless!
Happy New Year pic.twitter.com/WxzbMoFU38
— Zozibini Tunzi (@zozitunzi) January 1, 2020
The 26-year-old public relations graduate and South African model, gained worldwide attention not only for winning the Miss Universe 2019 title but also for promoting inclusivity and speaking up against social stereotypes – “I believe in inclusion and representation in every shape and form,” she wrote in an Instagram post on 22 October.
In December 2019, Zozibini won over judges and the audience at the Miss Universe pageant in Atlanta, United States with her inspiring answer to the question “What is the most important thing to teach girls today?”
Zozi answered, “I think the most important thing we should be teaching young girls today is leadership. I think we are the most powerful beings on the earth, and that we should be given every opportunity. That is what we should be teaching these young girls – to take up space. Nothing is as important as taking up space in society and cementing yourself.”
The year 2019 hailed a new dawn in international beauty pageants with women of colour winning major titles – Zozibini Tunzi (Miss Universe) and Toni-Ann Singh (Miss World).
* Featured image sourced from YouTube