Bhubaneswar: Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi, who won the Miss Universe crown on Sunday night, is the first black woman to win the pageant since 2011.
And Tunzi is the first woman to do so with natural afro-textured hair.
Tunzi has said that many people, including her friends, had told her she should wear a wig or weave for the competition.
But Tunzi, who has worn her hair natural for three years, didn’t want to change herself for the pageant.
She had said that she wanted to show that beauty does not look one certain way and had added that it extends to more than just hair.
Tunzi had said that about accepting yourself for who you are and how different you are, just inspires women to be themselves, their authentic selves.