April 14, 2024

Black Queen Magic: Miss Universe & Miss USA are now roommates

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Last week, Miss South Africa, Zozibini Tunzi, was crowned 2019’s Miss Universe, making it the first time in history that Miss USA, Miss America, Miss Teen USA and now Miss Universe have all been Black women. Now it appears two of the queens from this list have now become roommates!

According to Because of Them We Can, newly crowned Tunzi, and Miss USA 2019, Cheslie Kryst, took to social media to celebrate their new living situation and fans couldn’t get enough of their supportive excitement.

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“Congrats to our new Miss Universe, @zozitunzi!!!! You represented us with class and grace and humility and I’m thrilled that I can call you a sister and, now, ROOMMATE!! Swipe for a little #BGM because, you guessed it, Miss Universe, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, and Miss America are all women of color!!!!!!!” wrote Kryst.

Although South Africa has won this title twice before, Tunzi is the first Black South African in history to be honored with the crown. The excited duo even noted their similar outfits, exclaiming, “Ya’ll we’ve already started matching, this is only day one!”

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“Tonight a door was opened and I could not be more grateful to have been the one to have walked through it. May every little girl who witnessed this moment forever believe in the power of her dreams and may they see their faces reflected in mine,” Tunzi wrote on Instagram.

“This moment is historic for our organizations, and we congratulate the Miss Universe Organization on their newest team member,” Mallory Hagan, a Miss America Organization communications representative told Insider, echoing her sentiments. “We believe that representation matters and that seeing smart, diverse, community-driven women of color serving as brand spokespeople for national organizations will broaden the dreams and possibilities of young women, no matter their race, around the world.”

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