Miss Universe, known as the most respected pageant around the globe for its diverse roster of contestants. Each year, women representing 90 countries compete for the international title, and, of course, the diamond-encrusted crown.
Tonight in Atlanta at Tyler Perry Studios, Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi, 26, was crowned Miss Universe 2019 with Miss Mexico and Miss Puerto Rico serving as runner-ups. From the moment Tunzi graced the stage she commanded the viewers’ attention but the final round solidified that the Tsolo native didn’t come to play.
The contestants were asked the same question with only 45 seconds to nail their responses –– the pressure was on. The three finalists were asked, “What is the most important thing we should be teaching young girls today?”
“I think the most important thing is leadership,” Tunzi boldly stated. “It’s something that’s been lacking in young girls and women for a long time. Not because we don’t want to, but because of what society has labeled us to be. I think we are the most powerful beings in the world.”
Draped in a stunning sequin gold and silver figure-hugging dress, she accepted the honor of becoming the world’s newest ambassador.
Her online biography reads “She is a proud advocate for natural beauty and encourages women to love themselves the way they are.” Tunzi unquestionably accomplished that goal this evening!
Congratulations Miss Universe 2019, Zozibini Tunzi!
NiteLite Pictures unleashes Coronavirus Positivity Initiative
In response to a real demand from its broadcast, Web and distribution partners, as well as charities seeking support, award-winning, Los Angeles-based production company NiteLite Pictures has unveiled the Coronavirus Positivity Initiative, a worldwide effort to create programming that promotes togetherness, community and celebrates the human spirit during the global lockdown.
Under the banner of the Coronavirus Positivity Initiative, the company is launching a series of programs that spotlight the heroes on the front lines, inspiring individuals from around the world, and comedy shows that take a lighter look at life during the pandemic. All the programs will feature real people from around the globe in an effort to help bring audiences closer together.
“This is truly a unique time in the world’s history,” comments NiteLite producer Ari Wilhelm.
“While everyone is doing their part to help keep family and communities safe, there is a need for entertainment content like never before, and specifically relevant, uplifting content that is understanding and respectful of the situation we are all living.”
NiteLite is working closely on the initiative with its UK sales agent Meredith Coral of Lost Art Television to develop programming content tailored to viewing audiences and requested by broadcasters and media platforms during this time.
“NiteLite is responding to broadcasters’ needs and the audiences desires for not only new content, but relevant content to their current situation,” adds NiteLite executive producer Harry Lowell.
“We’re developing heartwarming and comedy programming that connects to people’s lives during this new norm, while devising production solutions to deliver shows in a matter of days, not months, both remotely and safely.”
The entertainment hub will produce “self quarantine-based” content designed to resonate and connect to audiences. The company’s homebound, creative teams are currently developing engaging programming that can be produced quickly and remotely, while under stay at home orders.
Oscilloscope’s ‘THE INFILTRATORS’ headed to Virtual Cinema next month
Official 2019 Sundance Film Festival selection, THE INFILTRATORS is a [chilling documentary chronicling the lives] of young immigrants who are detained by Border Patrol and thrown into for-profit detention center— on purpose.
Marco and Viri are members of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance, a group of radical DREAMers who are on a mission to stop unjust deportations.
The film will be available via Virtual Cinema starting May 1 and VOD starting June 2.
The cast of ABC’s “The Baker and the Beauty” talks Latina Inclusion, Immigration, and Marital Trends
Descending to ABC spring 2020, rom-com series “The Baker and the Beauty” will premiere on the small screen this April. The show centers around Daniel Garcia, who’s working at his family’s bakery. When he meets the A-list superstar Noa Hamilton during a night out, his life gets thrown into the spotlight. Can this unlikely pairing navigate the fame, and their families differences?
NDLYSS caught up with the cast at SCAD’s 2020 aTVFest to get the behind-the-scene scoop on the upcoming show. Press Play!
Additional camera personnel: Jeqhari Miles for NDLYSS
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