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

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

Contestants embrace new Miss Universe Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, in crown, at the Miss Universe pageant Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas.

Bennett, emerged from a field of 92 contestants from across the globe.

South African President Jacob Zuma congratulated Nel-Peters, the reigning Miss South Africa, saying she had made the country proud.

The 26-year-old beauty from Camarines Sur was the first Asian to enter the top 10 of Miss Universe 2017, but failed to advance to the competition's final five.

She is the second woman from her home country to earn the crown. And nothing is ever too much to ask for. The native of Sedgefield in Western cape, South Africa also held prestigious leadership positions at her high school. 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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Ninety-two women from around the had world participated in the competition. The second runner-up was Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett.

Miss Universe 2016, France's Iris Mittenaere, sported a stupendous number by none other than Michael Cinco as she crowned her successor.

Steve Harvey returned as the show's host despite botching the 2015 Miss Universe crowning.

"As Miss Universe, you have to be confident in who you are as an individual".

Her half-sister, who has a disability, is credited to be Miss Universe Nel-Peters' biggest motivation.



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