Finally, the Miss Universe 2019 is announced at a grand finale event in Atlanta on December 08, 2019.
Amid the gala of this gracious event, Steve Harvey welcomed Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi to crown this prestigious award.
Tunzi claimed the world’s beauty crown, fighting out around 90 Miss Universe finalists from 90 nations and territories.
“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,” the Miss Universe 2019 Tunzi said in a statement.
Miss Mexico Sofía Aragón and Miss Puerto Rico Madison Anderson emerged as the ‘runners-up’.
“Being on the Miss Universe stage is not just a dream. I believe that I found my mission. It’s a representation of dedication, resilience and perseverance. I do believe my mission is to show the world that magic happens when we refuse to give up because the universe always listens to a stubborn heart,” says Anderson.
Tyler Perry Studios of Atlanta hosted this massive beauty pageant that had Steve as the host for the fifth consecutive time.
Meanwhile, Miss Myanmar Swe Zin Htet stood out of the show as the first open gay contestant.
“We’re getting this amazing platform to voice the things we’re passionate about, the things we care about. I always had a voice, but Miss Universe allowed me to amplify it,” says the Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray from The Philippines.