Zozibini Tunzi has made history by being the longest-reigning Miss Universe ever! The beauty Queen who hails all the way from a small village called Sidwadweni, Tsolo in the Eastern Cape, will now be handing over her crown to another Queen after wearing it for 466 days and counting
Zozibini has officially crowned Miss Universe in December 2019, and her victory made her the third South African woman to win the title, as well as the first black woman since 2011. The coronavirus pandemic caused the pageant to not take place last year, but this year the 69th Miss Universe Pageant will take place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Hotel.
This year’s pageant will be held in Florida, US, on May 16.
Congratulating Tunzi on the achievement, Miss SA said: “Extraordinary times call for extraordinary leaders! Today we celebrate Zozi as the longest-reigning Miss Universe! Thank you for taking up space and inspiring us all.”
In one of her recent posts on Instagram, Tunzi jokingly reminded fans she was the “landlord” of the universe.
“The one with the Title Deed of the Universe. The keeper of keys! The landlord. First of her name! You can disagree in the comments if you like. Not sure where you’re gonna stay after I kick you out though,” she said.
Speaking to Sunday Times last year, Tunzi said she hopes to pursue music when her reign ends.
“I’ve come to fall in love with music all over again. I’ve always loved music but I never thought it would be something I would pursue as a career. I feel like music is a space I want to occupy next. I’m fascinated by television as well, so people will definitely find me there too. Humanitarian work is also close to my heart, something I’m hoping to continue,” she said.
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