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Former Miss Universe shares tribute on Cheslie Kryst's first death anniversary

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Former Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi shared a touching tribute on the first anniversary of her friend and former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst's death on January 30. The South African beauty who won Miss Universe in 2019 went to social media to post an old video of her while wearing a matching outfit with Cheslie. She wrote in her caption, "I can’t believe today marks a year since we lost you." Zozibini competed with Cheslie during the 68th Miss Universe pageant in Atlanta, Georgia. After the competition, they shared an apartment in New York City while respectively reigning as Miss Universe and Miss USA. Unknown to everyone prior to her tragic passing, Cheslie was quietly battling high-functioning depression, and just a year ago, she ended her life by jumping from her high-rise apartment. "Just like you wanted, we will always take a moment to remind people to seek help and take care of their mental health always," Zozibini continued in her post. "Hope you’re restin

Former Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi stars alongside Viola Davis and Thuso Mbedu in 'The Woman King' film

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Former Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi has announced the exciting news on her social media that she was cast for an upcoming American historical epic film. The South African beauty will have her acting debut alongside stars Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, and John Boyega in "The Woman King" film written by Dana Stevens and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. "I am so honored and excited to announce that I have been cast for the film," the 28-year-old beauty shared on her social media. "It is a completely new world and first-time experience for me so I enter it with the utmost respect and humility. Forever grateful and looking forward," she added. The film was inspired by the true events that happened in The Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries. It is scheduled to be theatrically released by Sony Pictures Releasing on September 16. Zozibini became the third woman from South Africa to be crowned Mi

South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi takes her final walk as Miss Universe

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Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa took her final walk as the longest-reigning Miss Universe at the culmination of the 69th Miss Universe pageant in Hollywood, Florida last Sunday, May 16. "My Miss Universe win is my ancestors' wildest dream. We are now in a world where a Black African girl from a country that is only 27 years into democracy can represent them on the global stage," she said in her emotional speech. "I want to honor them for fighting for my freedoms so I could be where I am today. I'm proud to know I did my best to make a difference, cementing a footprint for others to follow in the future," she added. Wearing an exquisite Xhosa ensemble perfectly made for the special event by Biji - La Maison de Couture, Zozibini passed on her reign to the new Miss Universe Andrea Meza of Mexico. Photos: Benjamin Askinas / Miss Universe Organization