Last night, Miss South Africa, Zozibini Tunzi, was crowned Miss Universe at the 2019 Miss Universe pageant.
The PR-professional-turned-pageant-queen, who finished first ahead of Miss Puerto Rico, Madison Anderson, and Miss Mexico, Sofia Aragon, was crowned in a tiara by Lebanese fine jewellers Mouawad.
Mouawad unveiled the crown ahead of the final, and declared the piece “a symbol of strength in diversity and of the power of women.”
“The Mouawad Miss Universe Crown is an exceptionally beautiful incarnation of the Miss Universe organisation values, through its celebration of the good that can be achieved through the coming together of women from around the globe as one community,” the brand write on Instagram.
“The crown’s centrepiece, a shield cut golden canary diamond weighing 62.83 carats, represents the Power of Unity and is meant to shield against biases to give equal opportunity to all humans. The petals, leave and vines represent communities across the seven continents who bonds unite them in the same purpose of empowering one another to become a force for good.”