Reportedly Miss south africa Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss Universe 2019 in the ceremony held in Atlanta in the US on Sunday. Meanwhile Zozibini was competing with Miss Universe puerto rico Madison Anderson for the coveted title and the second runner-up was Miss Mexico. Furthermore Miss india Vartika Singh, who represented the country in the 68th edition of Miss Universe, made it to the top 20 contestants.
Perhaps the answer which won Zozibini the Miss Universe pageant was to the question, “What is the most important thing you should be teaching young girls today?”. Meanwhile to this, the 26 year old answered that the most important thing girls need to be taught is leadership, which was lacking in them because of social structures binding them. Perhaps she said girls need to be encouraged to take up space. Miss india Vartika, who is originally from lucknow, uttar pradesh, has won many beauty pageants in the past including Miss Diva Universe, Miss Grand international and Miss Diva, which was also her first victory in 2014. She holds a degree in clinical nutrition and a masters in public health.
Apparently Vartika was working with the World bank before she started participating in beauty pageants and Vartika said, “Winning is not the ultimate thing for me but india hasn't won Miss Universe in 19 years and I want to end this prolonged gap.” Also she also revealed that her parents did not know, and were shocked when they found out that she was opting for modelling.