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

29 November 2017, 01:01 | Lowell Little

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Miss Universe 2017

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters took home the coveted crown after beating Miss Colombia - Laura Gonzalez and Miss Jamaica - Davina Bennett. The South African beauty queen beat over 90 contestants from around the globe to take the title‚ making her only the second South African to ever win the crown.

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

In a fitting turn of events the d3-based designer, who's originally from the Philippines, dressed last year's reigning Miss Universe, Pia Wurtzbach, as she crowned Mittenaere. "To represent the country means the universe to me", Peters told Steve Harvey after her name was announced as one of the wildcard finalists.

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The current Miss Universe, France's Iris Mittenaere, crowned her successor to a symphony of squeals and cheers.

It was the the pageant's 66th year and included almost 100 women from around the world. REUTERS/Steve Marcus Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters waves after being crowned Miss Universe during the 66th Miss Universe pageant at Planet Hollywood hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. November 26, 2017. Interestingly, she was the first African woman to become Miss Universe victor.

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



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