Thursday, 14 December, 2017

Miss Universe victor: South Africa's Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters takes the crown

South African wins Miss Universe, Thailand in Top 5 | Bangkok Post: news Miss South Africa, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Wins Miss Universe 2017
Madeline Patrick | 29 November, 2017, 01:04

The 21-year-old Bennett was among 92 contestants vying for the crown.

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

"As Miss Universe, you have to be confident in who you are as an individual. She is a woman that nothing ever too much to ask for and I think that is exactly who I am", she said, paving her way to the crown.

In her feature video, Peters recalled her love for surfing and the beach.

Born in Bahrain, Peters is the daughter of Annie Obregon, a Filipina from Bicol, and Nigel Peters, a British national.

After three (long but beautiful) hours of pageant histrionics, host Steve Harvey crowned 22 year-old Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss South Africa, as our 2017 Miss Universe.

Cool temperatures, sunny skies ahead for Thanksgiving, weekend snow showers possible
If you head out tonight , or on your way out the door Tuesday morning, you will need a jacket, due to the chilly temperatures. We'll head up quickly with partly sunny skies for Tuesday although a midday cold front will shift winds to the north.

The pageant concluded with South Africa's Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters as the new Miss Universe, succeeding France's Iris Mittenaere.

Pizza appears to be the comfort food of choice for Rachel Peters, who failed to make the Top 5 of the Miss Universe 2017 pageant.

The finale took place at The AXIS theatre of Planet Hollywood casino and resort in Las Vegas.

Peters shows off her curves during the competition's swimsuit portion.

Wurtzbach specifically requested that he design her gown, Cinco revealed last year-though beauty queens aren't the only stars the designer dresses.

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