Congratulations Miss South Africa, the new Miss Universe @zozitunzi! Agree with you…leadership is the most powerful thing we should be teaching young women today. We welcome your visit to #OWLAG, our Leadership Academy for Girls 🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦 https://t.co/YL0NeO40QU
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) December 9, 2019
To be sure, other Black women have preceded them with each crown. No one who was alive will forget that Vanessa Williams was the first Black Miss America in 1984. According to CNN, Carole Gist won Miss USA in 1990, Janel Bishop won Miss Teen USA in 1991, and Janelle Commissiong won Miss Universe in 1977.
But never before had Black females held all four crowns at the same time, and social media is ebullient as a result of this monumental achievement.
a dark skin black woman with short natural hair won not only miss SA but miss universe. the importance of that is not lost on me at all https://t.co/s4VOLIbg2x
— foyin 🍯 (@foyinog) December 9, 2019
THIS MEANS MISS AMERICA, MISS USA, MISS TEEN USA, AND MISS UNIVERSE ARE ALLLL BLACK QUEENS. YAAAAAAAAAA 👑👑👑👑 https://t.co/qydtL7jKUZ
— syd 💫 (@sydneymansaw_) December 9, 2019
For the FIRST time in history, Miss America, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, and Miss Universe are ALL BLACK WOMEN 🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/wFanq6IZ0q
— Iconic, MPA (@_TrellOfficial) December 9, 2019
Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi being crowned Miss Universe 2019 , history was made for the first time EVER!! all 4 major Pageant crown went to black Women!!!! That’s so DOPE!!!!!!
Nia Franklin, Miss America; Cheslie Kryst, Miss USA; and Kaliegh Garris, Miss Teen USA 2019 pic.twitter.com/PdCWTS8u1k
— DJKae10 (@DJkae10) December 9, 2019
Miss USA looks like me!
Miss Teen USA looks like me!!
Miss America LOOKS LIKE ME!!!!
MISS UNIVERSE LOOKS LIKE ME!!!!!
I am so proud of my Queens!!! 🙌🏾🖤 https://t.co/Z8zkd6PWHp
— Queen_BrownBeauty_♑️ (@MuFasaBrown) December 9, 2019