After the South African beauty queen made her first ever TV appearance as Miss Universe on Good Morning America, the newly crowned Zozibini Tunzi visited the historical Empire State Building on Tuesday, and shared a video clip from the well-known landmark on Instagram.
In the clip, Zozibini could be heard saying: "Look at me, living my best rom-com life. I am here at the top of the Empire State Building. I've never been here before. Always seen it in the movies and can I tell you it looks just as amazing as it does [in the movies]. I'm so so excited to be here."
The Empire State Building has played a background to popular movies including Sleepless in Seattle, King Kong and An Affair to Remember.
After being crowned Miss Universe 2017, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters also from South Africa visited the impressive skyscraper shortly after receiving her crown and sash.
The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. It was designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon and completed in 1931. The building has a roof height of 1,250 feet (380 m) and stands a total of 1,454 feet (443.2 m) tall, including its antenna. Its name is derived from "Empire State", the nickname of New York, which is of unknown origin.
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@missuniverse 2019 @zozitunzi visits the Empire State Building on Tuesday in New York City. After wowing the judges and fans throughout the competition Zozibini won the Miss Universe title, taking over from @catriona_gray on Sunday. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)
The Empire State Building stood as the world's tallest building for nearly 40 years until the completion of the World Trade Center's North Tower in Lower Manhattan in late-1970. Following the September 11 attacks in 2001, it was again the tallest building in New York City until the new One World Trade Center surpassed it while under construction in April 2012.
According to Wikipedia, as of 2019, the building is the seventh-tallest building in New York City, the sixth-tallest completed skyscraper in the United States, and the 45th-tallest in the world. It is also the sixth-tallest freestanding structure in the Americas.
Meanwhile, for the coming year, Miss Universe will be staying in a luxurious New York City apartment which she will be sharing with the reigning Miss USA – she also will earn a year-long salary for performing the duties that comes along with the crown.
Now, Zozi has been handed the sash, she will have access to a number of star-studded events where she will get the chance to mix and mingle with the Hollywoods elite.