Miss Universe is just one of several major international beauty pageants, including Miss World, Miss International, and Miss Earth. Collectively, the pageants are sometimes referred to as the big four.
Seven American women have taken home the crown since 1953. Venezuela tied the U.S. record in 2013, when Gabrielle Isler became the country’s seventh Miss Universe titleholder since 1979.
The U.S and Venezuela have produced the most number of Miss Universe winners. There are seven American women have taken the crown since 1953. Olivia Culpo from the United States was the most recent winner, in 2012. Venezuela tied the U.S. record in the year 2013, when Gabrielle Isler became the country’s seventh Miss Universe title holder since 1979.
List of Miss Universe of South Africa
The new Miss Universe for the year 2019 is Miss Zozibini Tunzi from South Africa. She is fifth women from South Africa to won the title of Miss Universe.
Miss Universe 1978 – Margaret Gardiner
In the year 1978 Margaret Gardiner wom the Miss Universe crown at the age of 18, she became the fist South African woman to win the title of Miss Universe.
Miss Universe 1999 – Mpule Kwelagobe
Mpule Kwelagobe was the first black African woman from Botswana to win the Big Four international beauty pageants (Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Earth) and she was the first woman from Botswana to win these title.
Miss Universe 2011 – Leila Lopes
Leila Lopes at the age of 24 won crowned of Miss Universe in São Paulo, Brazi. She is currently the 60th Miss Universe titleholder and is the first Angolan woman to win the crown.
Miss Universe 2017 – Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was crowned Miss South Africa in the year 2017 in Las Vegas, USA. Nel-Peters earned a business degree from South Africa’s North West University before coming to Las Vegas to compete.
Miss Universe 2019 – Zozibini Tunzi
26-year-old Zozibini Tunzi is from Tsolo, South Africa has been won Miss Universe crown for the year 2019. Zozibini Tunzi defeated Miss Universe Puerto Rico to win the crown. She is quite active in fight against gender based violence. Her Miss Universe boi describes her as, “She has devoted her social media campaign to changing the narrative around gender stereotypes. She is a proud advocate for natural beauty and encourages women to love themselves the way they are.”
Source: African News Agency