Zozibini Tunzi Of South Africa Is Miss Universe 2019; #Pageant

(NPR) — “I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me — with my kind of skin and my kind of hair — was never considered to be beautiful,” said Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa, who won the 2019 Miss Universe pageant. “I think it is time that stops today.”
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Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa speaks out on “natural” beauty, gender equality and climate change.

When Tunzi was crowned as the winner of the 2019 Miss Universe competition on Sunday night, she took a moment to speak about the importance of shifting antiquated beauty standards — and finally celebrating “black girl magic.”

“I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me — with my kind of skin and my kind of hair — was never considered to be beautiful,” the 26-year-old said during her closing statement. “I think it is time that stops today. I want children to look at me and see my face, and I want them to see their faces reflected in mine.”

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