Out of 90 contestants, Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi took the crown for Miss Universe 2019, and Madison Anderson, Miss Puerto Rico, coming in as first runner-up.
— Miss Universe (@MissUniverse) 9 tháng 12, 2019
Anderson, Miss Puerto Rico, in her response to the final question asked by host Steve Harvey, encouraged girls and young women to “be yourself.”
Miss Mexico and Miss Puerto Rico: “Be yourself.”
— ana kristina zason ✈️🌍🌺 (@143AnaKristina) 9 tháng 12, 2019
Tunzi blew everyone away with her quote about the importance of teaching young women leadership and “taking up space,” which prompted the crowd to go wild.
Raucous cheers drowned out the tail end of her response.