Miss South Africa, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters Crowned Miss Universe

by Kim Boateng Posted on November 27th, 2017

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA : Miss South Africa, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, 22, who helps train women in self-defense was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday, November 26, at the 66th Miss Universe pageant held at Planet Hollywood hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, with Miss Colombia and Miss Jamaica also making it to the final three.

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters who unleashed a big smile when she won, hails from Western Cape Province and recently earned a business management degree from North-West University.

After her win, Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was crowned by Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere.

Her passion for self-defense was reinforced when she was hijacked and held at gunpoint about a month after winning her title as Miss South Africa, she said in a video on the Miss Universe website.

Miss Colombia, Laura González, 22, was the first runner-up. She has been preparing to be an actress since the age of 16. After graduating from a performing arts school, she moved to Bogotá to build her career.

The second runner-up was Miss Jamaica, Davina Bennett, 21. She is a model pursuing a degree in marketing at the University of the West Indies.


Kim Boateng

Kim Boateng

With a Degree in Environmental Sciences, Kim the self professed jack of all trades and master of some simply "goes there" and brings a level of attention and detail to Nigeria Circle's quest for excellence in investigative journalism that sets her apart. Before journalism she worked in Safety, Quality Assurance and Control in several industries.

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