South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi crowned Miss Universe 2019

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ATLANTA (AP) – South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi has been crowned Miss Universe 2019, giving the country its second title in in three years in a pageant that also saw strong showings from contestants from Puerto Rico and Mexico.

Tunzi, a 26-year-old gender violence activist, said she was forced to abandon her studies for a year because of her family’s economic difficulties, but her modeling work allowed her to continue her education. She studied public relations at Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

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