Congratulations to Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel Peters Crowned Queen At The 66th Miss Universe 2017.
On Sunday, November 26, 2017, Demi-Leigh Nel Peters Miss South Africa was crowned winner at the 66th Miss Universe.
Reigning Miss South Africa for 2017 is 21-year-old, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters. Demi-Leigh has always strived for greatness and as a high school student, she was the first girl to be chosen as head girl for both the school and its hostel. She was also elected as Deputy Junior Mayor of the George City Council when she was just in grade 11. Demi-Leigh knows the value of hard work and has graduated in BCom Business Management and Entrepreneurship, while modelling part-time for Boss Models and Vision Management Cape Town.
When she isn’t hitting the books, you can find Demi-Leigh unwinding with scrapbooking and making handmade cards in her Western Cape home of Sedgefield. The small and unique town along the Garden Route, Demi-Leigh used to watch Miss South Africa with the dream to one day wear the prestigious crown herself. She owes a lot to the support of her four parents, who all instilled positive qualities and love into how she was raised. Demi-Leigh also says that her greatest motivator is her half-sister who was born without a cerebellum and is completely disabled. She explains that her sister’s positivity and drive as a huge motivator for her own attitude and determination.
Emmy® Award winner, Steve Harvey, returned to host this year’s 66th Miss Universe 2017 competition, singers Fergie and Rachel Platten performed live at the event.
The 66th Miss Universe was held at the AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino 3667 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 broadcast on FOX from (7:00-10:00 PM ET/PT live/tape-delayed).
The Miss Universe prize package includes: a year-long salary as Miss Universe; luxury accommodations in a New York City apartment for the duration of her reign, including living expenses; a one-year supply of haircare products and tools from Farouk Systems, the makers of CHI Haircare; a shoe wardrobe from Chinese Laundry Shoes & Accessories; a personalized face chart and products from MAC Cosmetics; personal services including membership to Gravity Fitness @ Le Parker Meridien Hotel and hair services from John Barrett Salon; a modeling portfolio by leading fashion photographers; dermatology and skincare services; a professional health and nutrition consultation; dental services; professional representation by The Miss Universe Organization; extensive travel representing sponsors and charitable partners; access to various events including casting opportunities, movie premiers, screenings, Broadway shows and launch parties; and personal appearance wardrobe and styling by the official Miss Universe Organization fashion stylist.
About The Miss Universe Organization:
The Miss Universe Organization (MUO) is a global community that empowers women to realize their goals through experiences that build self-confidence and create opportunities for success. MUO believes that every woman should be “Confidently Beautiful.” MISS UNIVERSE®, MISS USA®, and MISS TEEN USA® programs provide the 10,000 women who participate annually an international platform to affect positive change through influential humanitarian and professional efforts. The contestants and titleholders are leaders and role models in their communities, develop personal and professional goals, and inspire others to do the same. To learn more, visit www.missuniverse.com.
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