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Meet the first black women to win the title miss world universe

Beauty lays in the eyes of beholder but it's a bit difficult to describe what true beauty looks like when it is constantly judged according to Western culture of what beauty is.Here are the first three black women who defied the western norms of beauty and emerged at the top of the pageant competition.

1.Janelle Commissions from Trinidad,1977.

After winning the miss Trinidad and Tobago universe title , she went on to be crowned Miss universe 1977 in Santo Domingo, Dominican republic and in the process became the first black woman to win the prestigious pageant crown .

2.Leila Lopes from Angola,2011.

On 12 September 2011, Lopes was crowned miss universe in São Paulo, Brazil, receiving the title from the former miss Universe Ximenna Navarre of Mexico. She is the 60th Miss Universe titleholder, and is the first Angolan woman to hold the position.Lopes is the 5th woman of African descent to win the title.

3.Zozbini Tunzi from South Africa,2019.

Zozibini Tunzi is a South African model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Universe 2019. Tunzi had previously been crowned Miss South Africa 2019. She is the third woman from South Africa to win the title, and the first black woman since Angolan Leila Lopes was crowned Miss Universe 2011.

4.Mpule Kwegah from Botswana,1999.


Kwelagobe began her career in modeling and pageantry as a teenager. In 1997, she entered Miss Botswana in 1977 while still a high school student. She ultimately won the title, becoming the youngest woman to ever win Miss Botswana at only 17. As Miss Botswana, Kwelagobe represented Botswana at miss world 1999 inMahé, Seychelles where she was unplaced.

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