Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi has finally arrived back in South Africa for her official homecoming since she was crowned in Atlanta Georgia (USA) last December. She touched down OR Tambo International Airport on Saturday, February 8 with a warm welcome from her fans.
South Africa’s third Miss Universe is scheduled to visit Johannesburg, Cape Town, Mthatha and the two villages she grew up in, Tsolo and Dutywa in the Eastern Cape.
Zozibini made history as the first black South African to win Miss Universe. She became an instant inspiration across the world for wearing her natural hair during the international pageant.
“I want to reassure people that this hair is as beautiful as any other hair, and I really walked into it because I want it to stop not being normal. When I have my hair, I want people to stop asking me ‘why do you choose to have your hair’, because it’s my hair – it’s normal. I wish we could come to a place where it’s just ‘she has hair and it’s her hair’.”
Photos: Sebabatso Mosamo/Sunday Times, Miss Universe