Second black woman to be elected Miss universe after Angolan Leila Lopes in 2011, Zozibini Tunzi is especially the first to win this distinction with her natural hair.
The city of Atlanta, capital of the state of Georgia in the southeastern United States hosted Sunday the 68th edition of the election of the most beautiful female creature in the world. A competition that has challenged 90 formidable competitors.
And according to the jury, it is the South African, Zozibini Tunzi elected Miss Africa who has pawned the pawns to his advrsaires including Puerto Rican Madison Anderson and Mexican Ashley Alvidrez.
Aged 26, Zozibini Tunzi succeeds Autralo-Philippine Catriona Gray. The native of Tsolo (Cape Province) enters the history of beauty as third African, second Black after Angolan Leila Lopes in 2011 to win the world queen of beauty.
But if the echo of his coronation sounds already so strong at the edge of the Earth, it is because Tunzi is the first to be elected Miss World with natural hair.
Women’s right to self-determination
In black Africa, most women hide their hair under false hair. Synthetic locks are thus put to use. Including hair of their Latin American or Indian counterparts. This is what they call « real hair ».
Now, Zozibini Tunzi, no question of covering the head of these artificial hair to be beautiful. « I grew up in a world where a woman like me, with my skin type and my hair type, was never considered beautiful, » said the new world goddess of beauty.
We must change. « I think it’s time for it to change today, » she said to the audience’s applause.
This feat also resonates as a response to the organizing committee that placed the 68th edition of Miss Universe under the sign of women’s rights to self-determination.