- Zozibini Tunzi has just broken the world record after she became the only crowned Miss Universe to have the title for so long
- Tunzi has found herself holding on to the Miss Universe title because of the pandemic that brought the whole world to a standstill
- She is now set to hand over the crown in May this year after having it since 2019
South Africa's Eastern Cape beauty, Zozibini Tunzi has broken a world record by becoming the only crowned Miss Universe to hold the title for such a long period of time after she received the crown in 2019.
While a new queen is usually crowned every year, 2020 proved itself to be quite a strange one after the coronavirus pandemic hit and put a hold on everything - including the annual Miss Universe crowning pageant. Taking to Instagram, the South Africa page congratulated Zozi on the achievement in a post that read:
“Extraordinary times call for extraordinary leaders! Today we celebrate Zozi as the longest-reigning Miss Universe! Thank you for taking up space and inspiring us all.”
Locals had this to say about the heartwarming post:
Mmakhutso Diphoko Dlamini said:
"She came and took up space, Queen Zozibini "
Camila Gonzalez said:
"Congratulations 465 days in NY apartment."
Tafsir Akanda said:
"Love from Bangladesh Zozi! She is the true queen."
Nosipho Ndlovu said:
"Very proud of you Queen Zozi."
Ncumisa Mizana Godlo said:
"Congratulations our Miss Universe, we love you here in New York."
Alida Meyer-Goodman said:
"Record-breaking Miss Universe. Proudly South African."
Martha Mabena said:
"Breaking records and cementing yourself girl!"
Briefly.co.za also reported that after a long delay that came about because of Covid-19 restraints, the current Miss Universe, South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi, will be handing over the crown in May this year to the next talented young lady who will be taking up the role. Heading to Instagram the Miss universe page wrote:
"The moment we've all been waiting for... The 69th #MISSUNIVERSE competition is heading to Hollywood, FL! MISS UNIVERSE will air live around the world from Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Sunday, May 16 at 8:00 PM ET. @hardrockholly. For more show information, visit missuniverse.com #GuitarHotel."
Not long after the post was shared, it received over 200k views. Many locals also headed to the comment section where they shared their thoughts on the upcoming events.
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