- The year 2019 has been a very eventful one for black women across the globe as it has emerged that all the major beauty queens are women of colour; black women
- Miss Universe, Zozibini Tunzi, has joined Nia Franklin (Miss America), Chelsie Kryst (Miss USA) and Kaliegh Garris (Miss Teen USA) with one common goal, their skin colour.
- People across the globe are celebrating this historic milestone
Pageantryfor a long time has been met with criticism, which has made the organisers instigate some changes in recent years, one of which is the elimination of the swimsuit competition at Miss America, among others.
A big and noticeable shift, maybe unintentional, is having four major beauty queens being people of colour, black women.
History was made in 2019 as the crowns of Miss America, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, and more recently, Miss Universe, are being worn by four beautiful black women.
Zozibini Tunzi, Miss Universe, has now joined Nia Franklin, the reigning Miss America; Cheslie Kryst, Miss USA; and Kaliegh Garris, the present Miss Teen USA.
In a reaction to the four beauty queens being blacks, the new Miss Universe, Tunzi, told BBC that: "
I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me, with my kind of skin and my kind of hair, was never considered to be beautiful. I think that it is time that that stops today."
Meanwhile, Twitter has been busy since the emergence of Tunzi as Miss Universe, as black women and men have hailed the latest development. See their reactions below:
Recall that Briefly.co.za reported that though the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria and the country's representative at the 2019 Miss Universe pageant, Oluwatosin Araromi, taught thousands of social media users the meaning of unity as well as supporting and loving one another.
On Sunday, 8 December, as the whole world watched Tunzi being crowned Miss Universe, Araromi - who made the top 20 - celebrated the moment Miss South Africa emerged in the top five and eventually went on to be crowned the winner of the pageant.
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