Zozibini Tunzi started her pageant career in 2017 when she competed for the Miss South Africa 2017. She was named one of the Top 26 semifinalists but did not make the Top 12.
In 2019, Zozibini Tunzi returned to compete at the Miss South Africa 2019 pageant where she won the crown, walked away with the title of Miss South Africa 2019 and received the opportunity to advance to the Miss Universe 2019 pageant.
She also competed at Miss Universe 2019 for the opportunity to represent the Miss Universe organization. On December 8, 2019, during the Miss Universe 2019 pageant, she was crowned Miss Universe 2019. See her crowning moment video:
At the Miss Universe 2019 pageant, spoke about the importance of taking up space, leadership in young women and inspiring girls throughout the world. Check out her final question and her final word for Miss Universe 2019:
During her reign as Miss Universe 2019, Zozibini has had interviews with Anderson Cooper, Trevor Noah, Tamron Hall, Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest and more!
Want to learn more about Zozibini? Check out this podcast on Pageant Planet:
Listen to Pageant Planet's exclusive interview with Zozibini Tunzi, Miss Universe 2019: