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SA’s Zonzibini Tunzi Wins Miss Universe 2019

South Africans are rejoicing and the world is celebrating that the beautiful Zonzibini Tunzi has won Miss Universe 2019. What makes this win even more special is that Zonzibini wore her hair natural, in a beautiful cut. Of course, hair has ended up being the topic of many discussions on her win, and rightly so, as it’s a huge step forward for proud wearers of natural hair, to have their beauty acknowledged.

Zonzibini’s famous response to her final question of the pageant has already been widely shared, and is something that every South African should take to heart. What an inspiration.

"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. I think it is time that 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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