Demi Leigh Nel Peters photos: Miss South Africa wins Miss Universe 2017

28 November, 2017, 00:58 | Author: Warren Cooper
  • Ashley Graham, Fergie, Rachel Platten Arrive at Miss Universe Pageant 2017

Miss Universe Jamaica Davina Bennett has been declared second runner to the 2017 Miss Universe.

The 22-year-old Nel-Peters has earned a yearlong salary, a luxury apartment in New York City for the duration of her reign and more prizes.

Similarly, 20-year-old Vientiane runway model and business administration student Somvichith was Laos' first representative at the pageant and had won the title of her nation's Miss Laos in 2017.

Hailing from Sedgefield in the Western Cape, Nel-Peters dedicated her win to South Africa.

Peters extends the Philippines' placement streak in Miss Universe to 8 editions from 2010, which started with Venus Raj and culminated in Pia Wrtzbach's 2015 victory.

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"You feel so empowered because you are on a stage with 91 other women that are strong, that are independent, that have worked really hard", she said. The event aired live from The Axis at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, and was hosted again by Steve Harvey and Ashley Graham.

"I may be the new Miss Universe but I will always be your Miss South Africa - we did it!"

During the competition, fans of the pageant submitted the questions that the final five contestants were asked.

"I$3 love to volunteer at programs that help people who are visually impaired and for children who are less fortunate", Somvichith stated on her bibliography page on the Miss Universe website.

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