Miss South Africa crowned Miss Universe 2017

28 November, 2017, 01:11 | Author: Ruben Patrick
  • South African pageant crowned the world's most beautiful woman

DEMI-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa has been crowned most lovely woman in the universe. Last night she competed against 91 contestants from around the globe, the biggest number of entrants in the history of the competition.

South Africa's Nel-Peters was declared victor besting 91 other delegates and became the second South African woman to be crowned Miss Universe after Margaret Gardiner's win in 1978.

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.

A similar situation happened in 2014 when Jamaica's representative to the Miss Universe pageant, Kaci Fennell finished in 5th place.

Nel-Peters, a graduate in business management, said her disabled half-sister had been among her great inspirations.

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Demi-Leigh plans to share these workshops and help as many women as she can, according to the official Miss Universe website. Harvey announced the victor as Miss Colombia, but Miss Philippines was the one who earned the crown. Nel-Peters slew the final question and answer portion who promoted the confidence and overcoming of fears especially for women.

Miss Colombia, Laura González was the first runner-up, while Miss Jamaica, Davina Bennett was the second.

Congrats to Bennett for slaying in this Miss Universe competition, and for showing natural-haired women an Afro is just as lovely as any blowout in the book. "'I think we should have equal work for equal pay for women all over the world", she said. By proudly wearing her natural hair, she is doing just that, standing for the women of color who have had to deal with the rude comments, unnecessary stares, touching, and intolerance in the workplace, simply because of the hairstyles they chose to wear which best suit their texture.

Host Steve Harvey poked fun at his 2015 botched Miss Universe crowning throughout the night.

"The Universe is not livelier with you as a shining star".


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