Five things you didn't know about Demi-Leigh Peters-Nel

Miss South Africa is Miss Universe 2017

Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters says that she's humbled and proud to be crowned Miss Universe.

Nel-Peters, recently earned her degree in business management at North-West University.

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.

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

"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 in a statement.

This year's Miss Universe crown went to Demi Leigh Nel Peters of South Africa.




Nel-peters has dedicated her award to South Africa. Miss Universe has to overcome her fears and teach others to do the same.

Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was declared the victor and Miss Colombia Laura González Ospina, first runner up. The second runner-up was Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett.

"I think we should have equal work for equal pay for women all over the world".

The current Miss Universe, Iris Mittenaere from France, crowned her successor to a din of squeals and cheers.

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

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