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'Black girl magic': Miss Universe, Miss America, Miss USA, and Miss Teen USA titles are...


This year was the year of diversity within the world's biggest beauty pageants, with 2019 marking the first time ever that Miss America, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, and Miss Universe were all won by black women.  

Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa was crowned the winner of the 2019 Miss Universe pageant on Sunday evening, however her win did not just represent a phenomenal personal triumph - it also rocketed her into the history books alongside her fellow black beauty queens.  

Newly-crowned Tunzi, 26, joins Miss America Nia Franklin, Miss USA Cheslie Kryst, and Miss Teen USA Kaliegh Garris in the history-making foursome - which has already come under high praise online from a slew of people, including former first lady Michelle Obama.  

Winning the Miss Universe crown was a big moment for Tunzi, who used her closing statement to speak about the fact that she rarely saw any women who looked like her on the pageant stage when growing up.