Zozibini Tunzi, Miss South Africa 2019
After its establishment in 1956 Apartheid South Africa, it was only in 1992 that the Miss South Africa pageant was open to citizens of all races. This year, Zozibini Tunzi has made history as the first black woman to win the pageant with her natural hair. After an unsuccessful bid for the crown in 2017, Tunzi returned two years later with determination and her tenacity, and she won. “Here sits the crown, beautifully so on my kinky coarse hair. I hope I make South Africa proud,” she said after winning.