One crown to rule them all: Zozibini Tunzi goes down as one of the most memorable Miss Universe title holders

One crown to rule them all: Zozibini Tunzi goes down as one of the most memorable Miss Universe title holders

Although her reign has come to an end, the world recognises Zozibini Tunzi as one of the best Miss Universe title holders they have seen.

The longest-reigning queen in the history of Miss Universe left a mark as she handed over the crown to her successor, Miss Mexico Andrea Meza.

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She said: “I think you can tell from my face the overwhelming emotion that came over me as I walked on that stage a final time as a reigning Miss Universe. I am reminded every day that my journey wasn’t just mine alone. With that said, I want to thank you all.

“Thank you for welcoming me into your hearts and walking side by side with me on this very important chapter of my life. Once again…May every child who witnessed this moment believe in the absolute power of their dreams.

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Warrick Gautier, who has dressed Tunzi on several occasions, said: “ICONIC #missuniverse @zozitunzi You Have Reigned The Universe And Shifted Our Thinking. Your Strength And Kindness Throughout Your Challenging Reign Has Been Absolutely Remarkable! As You Now Handover @missuniverse Crown, We Wishing You All The Greatest Success For Your Future Journey. All The Very Best And Much Love Always From My Team And I.”

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Biji – La Maison, who created Tunzi’s gown for her last walk as Miss Universe also shared a heartfelt message for the supermodel.

She said: “We couldn’t be prouder than this! @zozitunzi you will be our forever Miss Universe Xhosa Queen…your compassion, purpose and message sends ripples of hope and inspiration to millions around the globe….. you are gorgeous and we LOVE YOU.

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It’s going to take time to get used to the fact that Tunzi is no longer Miss Universe. Below are some of the best reactions from her supporters.

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