Dress like Miss Universe: style lessons from Zozibini Tunzi

Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi is a fan of vibrant African prints and statement earrings.

In celebration of Miss SA being crowned Miss Universe, we decided to dive deep into Zozibini Tunzi’s Instagram feed to see what fashion tips we could steal from the inspirational beauty queen.

Here are four style lessons to learn from her:


As befits a glam beauty queen, Miss Universe’s Instagram feed features no shortage of sparkle. When she’s donning a gown that’s dripping with diamantes, Tunzi wisely knows to let her outfit do the talking by keeping her styling clean and simple.

Remember, too, that sparkle has no time stamp: there’s no reason you can’t wear a shimmering statement piece for a casual day event, as long as you contrast it with something simple. Think a blingy top paired with jeans and cute boots, or a glittering skirt teamed with a plain shirt or T-shirt.


Vibrant prints will add interest and excitement to your wardrobe. Tunzi also uses them to celebrate her African heritage, both on stage and off.Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi in New York City this week.

If you’re new to prints, let the patterned piece be the hero of your look and keep everything else minimal — as can be seen in the beauty queen’s Instagram snaps below.

If you’d like to kick things up a notch, try mixing different prints in the same tonal range, or have fun marrying delicate prints with bolder ones. Sometimes more is more!Miss USA, Cheslie Kryst, who competed against Zozibini Tunzi in the Miss Universe pageant, will be her roommate for the next year. The pair will be sharing an apartment in New York city.