After an exciting three-hour beauty pageant featuring contestants from all across the globe, the world now has a new Miss Universe!
Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi earned the coveted crown, and was brought to tears by the exciting victory, which saw her take on the title held by the outgoing Catriona Gray, who represented the Philippines when she won last December.
The new Miss Universe beat out 89 other hopefuls in a tough competition, including Miss Puerto Rico Madison Anderson — who came in as the night’s runner-up — and Miss Mexico Sofía Aragón, the evening’s third-place finalist.
The star-studded ceremony was overseen by Steve Harvey — serving as the Miss Universe host for the fifth time — and took place at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. The event featured a performance from Ally Brooke, while former Miss Universe Olivia Culpo and TV personality Vanessa Lachey served as backstage correspondents.
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Check out the video below for more on the departing Miss Universe, Catriona Gray.