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Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters crowned Miss Universe 2017

Nov 29, 2017, 01:04
Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters crowned Miss Universe 2017

And nothing is ever too much to ask for. REUTERS/Steve Marcus Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters waves after being crowned Miss Universe during the 66th Miss Universe pageant at Planet Hollywood hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. November 26, 2017.

And the 22-year-old credited it all to her confidence.

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The topic arose during Sunday's competition when a fan-submitted question asked why it's important for men and women to work together to address the issue of sexual misconduct.

However Miss Universe seems to have another tradition emerging-that the outgoing victor dons a certain Dubai-based designer. Falling just short in the finale, the first and second runner-ups were Miss Colombia, Laura González, and Miss Jamaica, Davina Bennett*, respectively.

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Here are 7 things you need to know about your new Miss Universe. Demi has taken home a very handsome salary, a luxury apartment in NY and many more goodies. This is the second time a contestant from South Africa has won the Miss Universe title in the history of the beauty pageant. Jamaica's Solange Sinclair secured a Top 10 spot and grabbed the Caribbean Queen of Beauty award in the 2017 Miss World pageant in Sanya, China last weekend.

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

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