The new Miss Universe is Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi.

The 26-year old is from Tsolo, South Africa. Her Miss Universe bio describes as her as a “passionate activist” who is “engaged in the fight against gender based violence.

“She has devoted her social media campaign to changing the narrative around gender stereotypes. She is a proud advocate for natural beauty and encourages women to love themselves the way they are,” her biography notes.

Miss Puerto Rico was first runner up.

Second runner-up was Miss Mexico.

The three-hour show was hosted once again by award-winning comedian, Steve Harvey alongside actress and former beauty queen Vanessa Lachey, and saw performances by Fifth Harmony member, Ally Brooke.

After wowing the judges and fans throughout the competition Zozibini managed to swoop the title, taking over from Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray.

She is also the first Miss Universe to wear the brand-new “Power of Unity” crown which is said to be worth R73 million.