Zozibini Tunzi (born 18 September 1993) is a South African model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Universe 2019 at the Tyler Perry Studios.
She was crowned the winner on the 8th of December, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia, the United States. This makes her the third woman from South Africa to win the title.
Zozibini, on the 9th of August, 2019, had beaten 15 other beautiful young women to win the Miss South Africa 2019 crown taking over the reign from Tamaryn Green.
|Full Name||Zozibini Tunzi|
|Date of Birth||18 September 1993 (age 28 years old)|
Zozibini Tunzi Age
Tunzi was born on the 18th of September 1993 in Tsolo, eSdwadweni in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. As of 2021, she is 28 years old and celebrates her birthday on September 18th every year.
She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Image Management from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 2018.
She also worked as a graduate intern in the public relations department of Ogilvy Cape Town.
Zozibini Tunzi Parents
She was born to Philiswa and Lungisa Tunzi, both of which are in the education system.
Her mother is a school principal in an Eastern Cape village called Bolotwa while her father works at the Department of Higher Education and Training in Pretoria.
Zozibini Tunzi’s pagentry career began in 2017 when she was accepted as one of the top 26 semifinalists for Miss South Africa 2017. She however, did not make it to the final twelve.
She competed again in 2019 and eventually won the Miss South Africa 2019 title on the 9th of August, 2019.
She received a cash prize of R1 million, a new car, and a fully furnished apartment in the Sandton neighbourhood of Johannesburg, which is valued at R5 million to use during the period of her reign.
Zozibini Tunzi went on to represent South Africa at the Miss Universe 2019 which held at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, the United States.
At the end of the event, she was crowned as Miss Universe 2019 by Miss Universe 2019, Catriona Gray of the Philippines.
This makes her the third woman from South Africa to win the title, and the first black woman since Leila Lopes was crowned Miss Universe 2011.
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As Promised. South Africa the biggest pride was not only wearing your name across my heart but having a gown so perfectly designed by @biji_la_maison that represented my heritage on the biggest stage in the Universe. You gave me the strength and I felt and continue to feel the love from you…my beloved! Preliminaries ✅ Who’s ready for finals?🇿🇦👑🇿🇦 Ndiyabulela ngenkxaso yenu kwela qonga izolo. Ndiyayazi beninam 🇿🇦👑🇿🇦 #ProudlySouthAfrican #MissUniverse #MissSouthAfrica #xhosa
Tonight a door was opened and I could not be more grateful to have been the one to have walked through it.
May every little girl who witnessed this moment forever believe in the power of her dreams and may they see their faces reflected in mine.
I am #MissUniverse2019. pic.twitter.com/gMkjmVCabo
— Zozibini Tunzi (@zozitunzi) December 9, 2019