Zozibini Tunzi: a South African Miss Universe committed to women’s rights
“We have to teach the girls to lead.”
On December 8, 2019, Zozibini Tunzi was elected Miss Universe in Atlanta. In an instant, this 26-year-old beauty queen, born in Tsolo in South Africa, has become one of the most influential women in the world.
Remarkable, she was talked about for her stunning beauty, but also for her intelligence with speeches committed in favor of women’s rights.
She begins her speech with a strong sentence, which testifies to the suffering of many women of color.
“I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me, with my skin type and my hair type, was never considered beautiful.”
Zozibini Tunzi, through his words, awakens consciences.
When asked about what young girls should be taught today, she replied “the leaderdship”. That is to say, teach them to lead.
“It’s something that girls and women have missed for a very long time, not because we didn’t want it, but because society had decided that we were not made for it“, but because society had decided that we were not made for it,” he said. she declared, to the intense applause of the public
She is therefore campaigning for women’s rights and gender equality.
On Twitter, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa congratulated his coronation:
Congratulations to our #MissUniverse2019 @ZoziTunzi. I too hope children the world over will see their faces reflected in yours & be inspired to believe in the power of their dreams. May young women continue to take up space & leave an indelible mark on society, just as you have. pic.twitter.com/Bn4tDhvX0o
— Cyril Ramaphosa 🇿🇦 (@CyrilRamaphosa) 9 décembre 2019