“Ah, I'm so ecstatic. I think everyone is still waking up by the way. They are going to wake up to a storm of news. I don't think I have ever had as much support as I did coming into the Miss South Africa crown and so I think this will be something extra and very special for everyone back at home.”
“So I want to tell them that I love them so much and thank [them] for all the support that they have shown me for the past four months. And we're here to do this for another 12 more months, and it's going to be absolutely amazing.”
Asked by Harvey what young girls needed to be taught, Zozibini said: “I think the most important thing we should be teaching young girls today is leadership.
“It's something that has been lacking in young girls for a very long time, not because we don't want to [take leadership], but because of how society has labelled women to be.”
from @official_misssa “I came into this competition with my natural hair as a symbol of my firm belief in fair representation.
I hope I have inspired people and to insert themselves in spaces where they feel that people like them do not belong.”
And here is her first post on Instagram to the world;
" 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 proudly state my name Zozibini Tunzi, Miss Universe 2019!"