File: Newly crowned Miss Universe 2019 South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi waves from the stage after the 2019 Miss Universe pageant at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia on December 8, 2019.
JOHANNESBURG - There's no Monday blues in South Africa this morning, Zozibini Tunzi has been crowned Miss Universe 2019.
The Eastern Cape beauty took the title at the pageant in Atlanta in the US.
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Zozibini defeated Puerto Rico's Madison Anderson and Mexico's Sofía Aragon in the top three.
The 26-year-old takes over from Catriona Gray of the Philippines.
This was South Africa's third consecutive year in the top three of the pageant.
Former Miss SA Tamaryn Green earned her spot in the Miss Universe top three last year.
While former Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Peters won the competition in 2017.