Today Zimbabwe joins neighboring country South Africa in congratulating Zozibini Tunzi for winning this year’s Miss Universe contest.
She becomes the first dark skinned girl with short natural hair to win the prestigious crown. Her looks were not the only thing that grabbed the world’s attention but her composure, boldness and outstanding speech on women leadership stole the hearts of many watching the pageant.
Although Zimbabwe failed to send a representative at this year’s pageant, an outpour of congratulatory messages from Zimbabweans has been pouring since the announcement of the new queen.
Zozibini Tunzi has not only put Africa on the map but she has represented all the brown skinned girls with natural hair that have always looked down upon themselves.
Young girls no longer need to light skinned with long straight hair to be considered beautiful. The definition of beauty has indeed been redefined.