Congratulations to Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi, who beat out 90 other women to take the prestigious Miss Universe crown. This year’s competition aired live from Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta.
Tunzi, 26, is a public relations professional and activist whose platform is largely based on her fight against gender-based violence, according to her contestant biography.
She outshined her competition especially when she was speaking about her view on reaching younger women to take leadership.
“I think one of the most important things we should be teaching young girls today is leadership,” she said. “It’s something that has been lacking in young girls and women for a very long time – not because we don’t want to but because of what society has labeled 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 as important as taking up space in society.”Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi