It has been a frenzy of celebration in South Africa, after the crowning of miss world.
The new Miss Universe is Miss South Africa, Zozibini Tunzi!
Sunday 8 December saw the crowning of the 68th Miss Universe at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
The three-hour show was hosted once again by award-winning comedian, Steve Harvey alongside actress and former beauty queen Vanessa Lachey, and saw performances by Fifth Harmony member, Ally Brooke.
After wowing the judges and fans throughout the competition Zozibini managed to swoop the title, taking over from Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray.
Zozibini is the third South African to win the Miss Universe crown. The first was Margaret Gardiner in 1978, followed by Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters in 2017.
She is also the first Miss Universe to wear the brand-new “Power of Unity” crown which is said to be worth R73 million.
Yeeess! Zozibini has taken it! Miss Universe 2019.
SA got the crown in 2017, runner up in 2018 and we regain in 2019! Congratulations Tolokazi, Dlangamandla, Zulu, Mchenge! #MissUniverse2019 @zozitunzi pic.twitter.com/ZHmo2o2czc
— Khaya Dlanga (@khayadlanga) December 9, 2019
— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) December 9, 2019