Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is Miss Universe 2017

Nov 28, 2017, 00:56
Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is Miss Universe 2017

Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is the announced victor of Miss Universe 2017, Miss Colombia finished runner-up.

The beauty pageant contestants competed in a number of categories, including swimsuit, evening gown and a question-and-answer period.

The 22-year-old Nel-Peters has earned a yearlong salary, a luxury apartment in New York City for the duration of her reign and more prizes. She helped develop a program to train women in self-defense in various situations after she was robbed at gunpoint a month after she was crowned as Miss South Africa.

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Her predecessor Iris Mittenarere of France presented her with a crown as first runner-up Miss Colombia Laura Gonzalez and second runner-up Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett cheered her on.

Former Miss SA and Miss World‚ Rolene Strauss‚ congratulated her friend on the win.

Ashley Graham, Fergie, and Rachel Platten hit the red carpet as they arrive at the 2017 Miss Universe pageant held at Planet Hollywood on Sunday (November 26) in Las Vegas. "She is a woman that has nothing too much to ask for and that is exactly who I am". But while it was enough to get her into the Top 10 during pageant night, it wasn't good enough for the Top 5, where Thailand and Venezuela were among the finalists.