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

Kelly Massey
November 28, 2017

From 92 women around the world, the coveted title went to Miss South Africa, whose name is Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters. Last night she competed against 91 contestants from around the globe, the biggest number of entrants in the history of the competition.

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, a 22-year-old the 66th Miss Universe pageant.Photo: Getty Images.

Along with the title, Nel-Peters gets a yearlong salary, luxury apartment in New York City for a year and a host of prizes.

Nel-Peters developed a program called Unbreakable that trains women in self-defense.

A new format was followed in the selection of top 16 during the Miss Universe 2017 coronation night.

Several media men also reacted to the Top 10 finish of the Bicolana beauty queen and why she did advance further.

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Laura Gonzalez from Colombia was named the runner-up, while Davina Bennett from Jamaica rounded up the top three. Nel-Peters slew the final question and answer portion who promoted the confidence and overcoming of fears especially for women.

The winners of the 2016 and 2017 Miss Universe beauty pageants are expected to participate in the Miss Universe 2017 Christmas Tour which will take place in Manila beginning December 6.

The show was once again hosted by Steve Harvey who, two years ago, made a major blunder when he mistakenly announced the wrong victor.

Jamaica's highest placement at the Miss Universe pageant came in 2010 when Yendi Phillips finished in 2nd place. "She is a woman that nothing is ever too much to ask for, and I think that is exactly who I am". "More than your poise and beauty, you are a cut above the rest with your grace and elegance that exemplifies a true woman of substance and an inspiring Filipina", Araneta said.

Seated on the judges tables were Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, Hollywood Today host Ross Mathews, fashion correspondent Jay Manuel, top internet influencer Lele Pons, UFC backstage reporter Megan Olivi, hair care/spa products company founder Farouk Shami, and Miss Universe 1998 Wendy Fitzwilliam.

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