Miss USA Geeks Out As She Welcomes Her New Roommate, Miss Universe
Miss Universe 2019, Zozibini Tunzi, took to Instagram to share her excitement about being roommates with Miss USA.
December 11, 2019 at 3:11 pm
Just when we thought having four Black women holding this year’s crowns as Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Miss America and Miss Universe was mind-blowing enough, two of the regal winners will now be living under the same roof!
Zozibini Tunzi shared a clip on her Instagram stories trying to unlock the door to her new shared apartment with Cheslie Kryst, Miss USA 2019.
To her surprise, Kryst was waiting behind the front door.
"I adore this woman so much. Here's to creating great memories roomie," Tunzi wrote on her Instagram story.
The two hugged and embraced one another while rejoicing over their matching outfits.
Miss USA later shared the video to her Instagram stories writing "love you roomie" and "welcome to the apartment."
On Sunday, Kryst took to Instagram to share the epic news after Tunzi, a South African model, took home the title of Miss Universe 2019.
“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!!,” Kryst wrote.
In her Instagram post, Kryst used the hashtag #BGM, highlighting the monumental moment for the four mainstream pageants.
Kryst and Tunzi will now live in New York City together and continue to serve as ambassadors on several initiatives related to their respective titles, including volunteering, advocacy and fundraising.
Tunzi, 26, made history with her Miss Universe win on Sunday at the new Tyler Perry Studios after being the first Black South African to take home the title. The South African model edged out Miss Puerto Rico and Miss Mexico, who came in second and third places, respectively.
“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,” she wrote on Instagram.
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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. I proudly state my name Zozibini Tunzi, Miss Universe 2019!
Mallory Hagan, a Miss America Organization communications representative, echoed Kryst and Tunzi's sentiments around the importance of the pageant's history.
"This moment is historic for our organizations, and we congratulate the Miss Universe Organization on their newest team member," she told Insider.
"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," Hagan said.
Kryst concluded her celebratory Instagram post recognizing Tunzi by saying, "Proud to be a part of this group and happy reading all of your excitement and love as I chow down on cheesecake and brownies with Nutella this morning."
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