#BlackGirlMagic: Congrats To Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi
Did you ever think you’d live to see the day when a dark-skinned Black woman, donning a TWA (teeny weeny afro) unapologetically, would win the title of Miss Universe?
Today we celebrate another Black woman securing a major pageant title this year. Miss South Africa, Zozibini Tunzi, was announced Miss Universe 2019 Sunday night and we couldn’t be more thrilled! She now joins the list of fierce Black women holding titles, including Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, and Miss America!
“Tonight a door was opened and I could not be more grateful to have been the one to have walked through it,” Tunzi, told the media after her triumphant win (h/t BBC News). “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.”
More than 90 women competed for the title of Miss Universe, including Miss USA 2019, Cheslie Kryst who honored Maya Angelou’s I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings during the costume competition. What made this evening even more iconic was that it