Monday, 09 December 2019 06:41

Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi has been crowned Miss Universe 2019.

The news broke in the early hours of Monday morning after Tunzi emerged victoriously from Sunday evening’s glittering pageant.

The three-hour show was hosted once again by award-winning comedian, Steve Harvey alongside actress and former beauty queen Vanessa Lachey, and saw performances by Fifth Harmony member, Ally Brooke. 

After wowing the judges and fans throughout the competition Zozibini managed to swoop the title, taking over from Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray.

Zozibini is the third South African to win the Miss Universe crown. The first was Margaret Gardiner in 1978, followed b Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters in 2017.

She is also the first Miss Universe to wear the brand-new "Power of Unity" crown which is said to be worth R73 million.