Miss South Africa has been crowned Miss Universe, 2017. Miss Nel-Peters 22 who is a women self-defense trainer beat Miss Colombia, Laura González and Miss Jamaica, Davina Bennett to win the crown of miss universe on Sunday night in Las Vegas, United States of America.
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters hails from the Western Cape Province and recently graduated with a business management degree from North-West University.
She said in her video on the Miss Universe site, that her passion for self –defense was reinforced when she was held at gunpoint after she won her title as Miss South Africa.
Miss Colombia, Laura González, 22, was the first runner-up and Miss Jamaica, Davina Bennett, was the second runner-up while Stephanie Abasi, who represented Nigeria was not among the top 13 finalists for the night.
The competition’s top 13 finalists were Thailand, Sri Lanka, Ghana, Spain, Ireland, Croatia, Great Britain, USA, Brazil, Canada, Philippines, Venezuela and China.