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Miss Universe 2017 Crowned: See Which Beauty Won The Competition

28 November 2017, 01:00 | Sheila Mcguire

Meet Miss Universe 2017: South Africa's Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

South African Demi Leigh Nel-Peters has been crowned Miss Universe at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas

Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters waves after being crowned Miss Universe 2017. 92 women from around the world competed for the title at the AXIS Theatre at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas on November 26, but only one gorgeous gal could come out on top.

Other South Africans were also in support of Miss Jamaica, the second runner-up, for the embrace of her natural hair.

This year's edition had the most contestants ever, including the first representatives in its history of Cambodia, Laos and Nepal.

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. "I will do my best to show the real beauty of Cambodian women and the world will know more about our country".


She is from Sedgefield in the Western Cape.

"You feel so empowered because you are on a stage with 91 other women that are strong, that are independent, that have worked really hard", she said.

Contestants from over 90 countries around the world competed in the beauty pageant hosted by Steve Harvey and model Ashley Graham.

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has been crowned Miss Universe.


Coming back to the new queen of the universe, this South African beauty pageant and titleholder of Miss Universe 2017 is the second victor from South Africa after Margaret Gardiner in 1978. This took her through to the Top 3.

Grammy-Award victor Fergie performed her new song "A Little Work" while the contestants walked down the stage wearing evening gowns.

The Miss Universe Pageant previously aired on NBC and Univision when the Miss Universe Organization was owned by future President Donald Trump.




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