Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi continues to make headlines after her amazing win on Sunday night

The 26-year-old gained over one million news followers on Instagram since her big win – surpassing Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters’ 1,4 million in just one day!

Zozibini has received praised from women all over the world for being her authentic self throughout the pageant.

The 26-year-old was celebrated for shunning a weave in favour of her natural hair.

“I came into this competition with my natural hair as a symbol of my firm belief in fair representation. I hope I have inspired people and to insert themselves in spaces where they feel that people like them do not belong,” she said.

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Natural hair influencers, dark-skinned women are not the only ones singing Zozi’s praises.

Several A-list stars could not contain their excitement after her crowning moment

“Miss Universe, but make it FASHION. You’re looking at the new @missuniverse. @zozitunzi, I studied your IG feed and these are my fave shots of you. So proud of you and what you stand for. So many little girls in South Africa and beyond will now feel their dreams are indeed in reach,” model Tyra Banks wrote on Instagram.


Academy Award-winner Viola Davis loved the message Zozibini gave about leadership while answering her final question.

“Beautiful message! Congrats to the gorgeous #MissUniverse 2019, @zozitunzi from South Africa!” Viola wrote.

Oprah Winfrey was also a big fan of Zozibini’s final answer about young girls and leadership.


Supermodel Naomi Campbell – who frequently visits SA – praised Zozi’s inspiring speech.


Actress Holly Robinson Peete also showed Zozi some love on Instagram.


The Real talk show co-host Loni Love congratulated “stunning” Zozi on her win.


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Congratulations #southafrica…. just stunning @zozitunzi !!!!! (Swipe)

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Blair Underwood also celebrated the fact that four top beauty queens are black.


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Beautiful is as Beautiful does! #historical #abouttime #MissAmerica #MissUSA #MissTeenUSA #missuniverse2019

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