South Africa’s President, Trevor Noah, Others Applaud 2019 Miss Universe

Ronke Idowu  
Updated December 9, 2019
Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi, of South Africa, appears at a press conference following the 2019 Miss Universe Pageant at Tyler Perry Studios on December 08, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Paras Griffin/Getty Images/AFP


Congratulatory messages poured in on Monday morning for South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi who clinched the Miss Universe crown, displaying the beauty of Africa to the world.

Defeating about 90 women from across the universe, Tunzi finished first ahead of the Puerto Rican and Mexican finalists in a glamorous event hosted by American comic turned TV personality Steve Harvey in Atlanta.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in a congratulatory message posted on his official twitter handle said, “Congratulations to our #MissUniverse2019. May young women continue to take up space & leave an indelible mark on society, just as you have.”


Popular South African comedian and the host of American satirical news program The Daily Show, Trevor Noah also hailed Tunzi on her feat.

“Congratulations @zozitunzi on representing SA and yourself in a truly regal manner. So so so proud,” Noah posted.


Many other African congratulated Tunzi for doing the continent proud. Others were appreciated her confidence in the African hair hailing her for contesting with her natural hair.

See more congratulatory messages below…

One of the highlights of Tunzi’s win was her closing speech at the event when she said, “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.”