South Africa’s Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters wins Miss Universe 2017 crown
South Africa’s Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (22) was crowned Miss Universe at pageant held at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. With this she becomes, second South African to win this crown after Margaret Gardiner who had won Miss Universe 1978.
The runner-up of Miss Universe 2017 was Miss Colombia Laura Gonzalez, while second runner-up was Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett. Contestants from 92 countries had participated in the Miss Universe 2017. This year’s edition had the most contestants ever, including the first ever representatives of Cambodia, Laos and Nepal.
She was born on 28 June 1995 in Sedgefield, Western Cape. She received a degree in business management from North-West University. She is fluent in both English and Afrikaans. She has been crowned Miss South Africa 2017.
It is an annual international beauty pageant that is run by the Miss Universe Organization. It was founded in 1952 by the California clothing company Pacific Mills. Along with the Miss World and Miss Earth contests, Miss Universe is one of the three largest beauty pageants in the world and one of the most anticipated beauty pageants worldwide.